Elijah Vincent MooreApril 11, 2017
Elijah Vincent Moore, nickname Buster, 28 years old, from Lake Wales, Fl. Brought home to rest in peace. His death was pronounced on April 11th 2017 due to a drug overdose. For several days in ICU we hoped and prayed for a miracle that never came. Our son, brother, uncle, grandson, nephew and friend, was a man of amazing character and loved with a beautiful intensity. He never lost his faith in God, nor his desire to make his family proud of him. He worked hard and attended college for a short time. At 16 he got to fly a small engine plane, he loved to fly, and dreamed of becoming a professional pilot. In death he saved the life of a woman in Alabama we know nothing about. In life he fought a battle we could never comprehend. This new day addict, like far too many others before him, and tragically may come after him, leave devastated mothers, fathers, siblings, friends and family. His smile was as bright as the morning glow, his laughter touched your soul. Elijah was a great man that fought a battle and died in his war. His enemy proved more powerful. Elijah fought as hard and as long as he could, and with all he had within him. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandma and grandpa, Sandy and Harry Moore, his aunt Pat, his maternal grandfather, Charles Andrews, his aunt Susan, and cousin Michael. He leaves heartbroken, with an unbearable sense of loss, his mother and father, Lisa and Vincent Moore, his sister Alexandra, his nephew Carter, maternal g-ma Rose, far too many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends to name. So many stories of his love, kindness, generosity and compassion. So many people touched by his smile, sense of humor, and positive attitude. His gift for gab was unmatched. We share all this of our loved one to say; if anyone, you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, fight, fight with every ounce of your being to get free of the drugs. Please know, addiction does not define the character, like my son, they are good people who are in over their heads and don't know how to get out from under it. If only our love could have saved him, our son would still be in our presence on earth. Rest now son, until God grants us the blessing of being together again. Though Elijah has already been laid to rest, please reach out to others fighting this battle in honor of a beautiful life gone far too soon.