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Amoret Ivana VanterpoolAmoret Ivana Vanterpool, affectionately known as Amo, was born on February 22, 1951, on the beautiful island of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. She is the eldest of eleven children born to Charles, Jr. and Enid Vanterpool. She became the matriarch of her family, after her parents death.

Amoret is a product of the Virgin Islands public school system. She began her education at the Commandant Gade and Jane E. Tuitt Elementary School and concluded as an honor student at Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS). After giving birth to her daughter, Arnette Georges, Amoret worked as a teacher’ aide for CAHS while earning her GED in 1969. Amoret understood the important role of education to social advancement which led her to make the difficult decision to leave Arnette with her grandmother, to travel to New York to attend and graduate from the Berkeley Secretary School (now Berkeley College) in 1971. Shortly thereafter, Amoret brought her daughter to New York, where they resided until 1977 when they returned to St. Thomas and Amoret gave birth to her son, Andrease Orlando Moore, Sr.

Amoret loved working with numbers. While living in New York during the 1970s and 1980s, she worked as a bookkeeper and accounting clerk for various agencies under the auspices of the City of New York as well as the Wildcat Service Corporation. While on St. Thomas, she continued to serve in the role of bookkeeper, accounting clerk, and credit manager at the Sea Chest, Hyatt Hotel and Westin Hotel, respectively. Amoret resided with her daughter in Virginia and Maryland from 2000-2019, during this time she worked as an accounting clerk with the Art Institute of Washington, DC and as a receptionist, legal assistant, and paralegal with the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office. She retired from DOJ in 2016.

Amoret was a faithful member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. She loved God and her faith in Him and the truth of his work never waned.

On Monday, March 14, 2022, Amoret transitioned from labor to reward in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Enid Vanterpool; sister, Doris; brothers, Charles III and Dennis Vanterpool; and nephew, Ron Rivera. Amoret leaves to cherish her memories, her children: Arnette Georges and Andrease Moore, Sr.; Daughter-in-law Tanisha Penn Moore; Grandchildren: Andrease “Peace” Moore, II, Tru Thomas , and Tres Liburd; Sisters: Eurita, Clarice, Shorna Vanterpool, Charmane Taylor (Brian), Lauris Questel, Charlene Bowry (Calvin), and Denise Wallace; Nieces: Marie Haynes (Dwayne), Atisha Pringle (Elwyn, Jr.), Clarissa Taylor, Gaynell, Shaynell, and Michelle Vanterpool; Nephews: Richard Biscombe (Deborah), Alderan Chitolie, Lucien England, Jr., Duane Questel (Boniesha), Lucien Wallace, III, Brian Q. Taylor, D’Verne Pickering, Tevin Bowry, Darnell Vanterpool, Shawn Sprauve; and several great-nieces and great-nephews and a host of cousins. Also celebrating Amoret’s life are: Aunts: Henriqueta Steele and Rehenia Sille; Uncles: Andrease Steele and Edgar Steel, Jr. Special friends: Carel Gibbs, Joyce Long, Edna Fortner, Mike and Janet Diguiseppe ; and cousins, godchildren and many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.