Malinda Louise Moats, 84, a resident of Carter Ave., Philippi, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, in Broaddus Hospital. She had been declining in health, but death was sudden and unexpected. She was born Sept. 5, 1928, in Arden, a daughter of the late Henry and Nola (Upton) Streets. She was united in marriage March 14, 1948, to Isaac Garold Moats, who preceded her in death Oct. 17, 1965.
Surviving are her children, Patricia Lewis and husband, Danny; Lucy Williamson and husband, Charles "Mick;" Isaac Richard Moats and wife, Pam; all of Philippi and Darnita Shaw and husband, Kem, of Milton, W.Va.; one sister, Hilda Serback of Concord, N.C.; five grandchildren, Michael Williamson and wife, Wendy, of Beckley; Mark Williamson and wife, Kimberly, of Philippi; Isaac Nicholas Moats of Arlington, Va.; Adam Moats of Morgantown; and Caleb Shaw of Morgantown; two great-grandchildren, Moria Williamson of Beckley; and Kaitlynn Williamson of Philippi.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Wilbur Streets; Harold Streets; John Streets; and Armand Streets.
Ms. Moats worked as a nurses' aide at Broaddus Hospital. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and St. Elizabeth Altar and Rosary Society.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi on Friday, Aug. 30 from 2-8 p.m. with a Rosary service recited at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 8-9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Fr. Jim O'Connor as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.