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Mary Moon

January 25, 1934 - November 16, 2018

Mary Moon Mary Jo Mellon Moon, 84, of Richmond, Va. formally of Hurricane, W.Va. passed away peacefully November 16, 2018 at home surrounded by her family.
Mary Jo was born January 25, 1934 in Ironton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Beverly C. Mellon and Sophia B. Mellon.
In addition to her parents, Mary Jo was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years Colonel (Ret.) John William "Jack" Moon; her brothers, Leslie Gartrell Mellon and Beverly C. Mellon, Jr.; sister-in-law Maudine Moon Pendergast; and brothers-in-laws Richard Pendergast and Dr. William G. Crews.
Mary Jo graduated from Ashland High School in 1952 and attended Sullins College, Bristol, Va.
Mary Jo is survived by her children, Jane Higgins (Marshall) of Richmond, Va., Leslie Cardenas (John) of Dallas, Texas, and LTC (Ret.) John W. Moon, Jr (Kori) of Montgomery, Texas; seven grandsons, CPT Patrick Higgins of Atlanta, Ga., David Higgins of Annapolis, Md., Michael Cardenas of Irving, Texas, Matthew Cardenas of Austin, Texas, CPT Andrew Moon (Amanda) of Hawker Heights, Texas, Ryan and Daniel Moon of Montgomery, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Allison May Moon of Hawker Heights, Texas; her beloved sister, Alka Jean Mellon Crews of Barboursville, W.Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary Jo's funeral will be a graveside service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 8 at Rose Hill Burial Park, 3801 13th Street, Ashland, Ky. with Rev. David Lambert officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in Mary Jo's name to: The Windsor Senior Living, 3600 Grove Avenue, Richmond, Va. 23221. Anyone wishing to leave an online condolence or memory may do so at lazearfuneralhome.com. Lazear Funeral Home 1632 Central Avenue, Ashland, Ky. 41101 is honored to handle Mary Jo's arrangements.
Published on November 30, 2018
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Eileen Parsons
Dec 05, 2018
Dear Moon family,
Your mom was a fabulous woman with envious style and grace. I was privileged to meet and know her during our college years. She will be missed by many. I’m happy that she & your father are together once again. Please accept our deepest condolences.