"For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a
house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens" (2 Corinthian 5:1). Shirley Marie Moore
Asor-Sallaah was born March 11, 1967 and transitioned peacefully from her earthly home to her
heavenly home May 9, 2020, surrounded by her family.
Shirley is the daughter of the late William Henry Moore Jr. and Eula Peele Moore. She was the
penultimate child better known as the “Knee Baby”. Shirley possessed a mild and meek personality
which made her unique and beloved by her family.
Shirley was a self-driven student who believed in studying to achieve academic goals. Shirley
graduated from Washington High School in the Class of 1985. She was a member of the National
Honors Society, Student Government, and an athlete. After graduating from high school, she attended
East Carolina University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. After college,
she was driven to assist youth using her criminal justice background. She became an advocate for
children working with Guardian ad Litem as an impartial person who represented minor children in
contested custody proceedings. She believed children were the future and needed additional support to
enhance their God gifted talents. Shirley decided to pursue a Master of Arts in School Counseling from
North Carolina Central University. She applied her knowledge and expertise in School Counseling to
the Warren and Greene County School Systems. Shirley guided staff, provided counseling services to
students, and assisted parents with bridging students' academic and social challenges.
At an early age, Shirley was baptized and accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She was a
devoted young Christian who consistently studied God's word preparing for Sunday School. Shirley’s
dedication and love for God's word was recognized by the Mount Hebron Church of Christ Sunday
School Superintendent, who asked her to lead Adult Sunday School Class as a teenager. Shirley later
joined Rebirth Deliverance Ministries in Knightdale, NC, where she served as a Youth Coordinator. As
a Youth Coordinator she lived a Godly life to be an exemplary role model. Shirley was also a
committed intercessory prayer warrior who prayed consistently and who was willing to pray with
Shirley was a woman of immense faith. She lived her life by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7) and it showed
through her works. Shirley exemplified Mark 16:15, And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel to every creature. Shirley’s love for God and youth led her to join missionary
teams to the Dominican Republic providing community outreach, sharing God’s word, and ministering
to the youth. She encouraged her children to participate in international missions serving at her side.
On November 20, 1999, Shirley married Shawn Asor-Sallaah in Holy Matrimony.
Together they have four children Shawn Jr., Shatondra, Jacobi, and Jadaya Asor-Sallaah. Shirley
cherished being a mother and her heart was always with her children. She understood that being a
mother was a gift from God. Her children were the apple of her eyes.
Shirley is beloved by her family, she leaves to cherish her memories Siblings: Diann Gray
(Washington, NC); Linda Weston (Charlie) (Washington, NC); Allen Moore (Doris) (Chocowinity,
NC); Linwood Moore (Louisburg, NC); Marilyn Carrington (Chris) (Knightdale, NC); Jacqueline
Sutton (Melvin) (Raleigh, NC); Thomas Moore (Raleigh, NC) and Sharon Moore (Raleigh, NC);
Aunts: Hilda Mae Windley (Belhaven, NC) and Rosa Windley (Maurice) (Raleigh, NC); Sisters-In
Law; Brothers-In-Law; Nieces; Nephews, and Cousins.
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