Virginia Moore, a cherished resident of Kentucky and a skilled sign language interpreter, passed away on Saturday.
On Sunday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear took to Twitter to share devastating news, praising the character of the individual in question.
In a tweet, Beshear announced the passing of Virginia Moore, a Kentucky native who was known for her teachings on the significance of leading with love and inclusivity.
During the peak of the pandemic, Beshear and Moore provided regular updates to the people of Kentucky under the banner of “Team Kentucky”.
During a public briefing in October 2020, Virginia Moore revealed that she had been diagnosed with stage one uterine cancer.
Amidst the ongoing pandemic, she utilized her platform to remind the masses about the significance of self-care and prioritizing one’s health.
In a recent update, Moore revealed that she had been declared cancer-free, but emphasized the importance of continued monitoring over the next five years.
Amidst the pandemic, Virginia stood out as a symbol of unwavering stability and grace. Governor Beshear urged the public to join him and his wife, Britainy, in offering prayers for the loved ones of the deceased individual who played a significant role in uniting the community during difficult times.
With over 25 years of experience at the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing, Moore is a nationally certified interpreter.
In 2021, she received recognition for her unwavering commitment to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in Kentucky. The Kentucky Educators for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing presented the Award to its eponym.
Governor Beshear expressed his deep sorrow at the loss of Virginia and emphasized her message of unity during this difficult time. “We will get through this; we will get through this together,” he stated.