Lebra May Brown Moore – Obituary

By  | September 13, 2017 | Filed under: Deaton Funeral Home, Obituaries

Lebra May Brown Moore, precious wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother went to be with the Lord and our Savior Jesus Christ on September 12, 2017.

She was born December 18, 1922 in New Site, MS to Clifton Brown and Leila England Brown, attended New Site High School and was Valedictorian of the Class of 1942. Lebra played basketball and loved to sing, doing so with her sisters during school events with her pitch perfect harmony voice.

She married the love of her life, Ralph Hardin Moore, Sr. in December, 1942 and they were married sixty years at the time of his death in 2002. Lebra was in every way a “true southern lady” and was proud to be called a homemaker and farmer’s wife. She loved her home and family farm at Moore’s Mill that she and Hardin worked side by side to make.

Lebra, a member of Old Bethel United Methodist Church, loved the Lord and had a gentle kind spirit that endeared her to everyone. She loved to garden and was an excellent cook. She could make a wonderful meal out of seemingly nothing and everyone was always welcome at their table. She was devoted to her family. She would tell you that her greatest accomplishment in this life was her children and grands. Anyone else would tell you that she left a legacy of love and kindness to all who knew her.

Services will be Friday, September 15, 11 a.m. at Old Bethel United Methodist Church, Golden, Ms. with Rev. Earl McAnally, Bro Steve Kennedy and Rev. Kerry Powell officiating. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Libra is survived by her son – Terry Moore (Betty Lynn); daughters – Deborah Clark (Lloyd) and Rhonda Gaines (Ben); daughter-in-law – Doris Moore; grandchildren – Scotty Moore, Gina Moore (Mike), Andrea Kuykendall (Alex), Amy Moore, Eric Moore, Kimberly Gramling (Terry), Michael Fennell (Jessica), Adam Gaines and Ben Gaines, Jr.; great-grandchildren – Devin Moore, Clay Witt, Lindsey Bean (Corey), Anna Leigh Witt, Eli Gramling, Jackson Lester and Hudson Fennell; great-great-grandson – Kase Bean; her sister – Mary V. Mitros; sister-in-law – Catherine Moore and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Ralph Moore, Jr., grandson, Jeff Moore, great-grandson, Weston Fennell, sisters, Opal Pharr, Erin Moore, Sybil Carr and Nita Joy Davis and brother, Enis Brown.

Pallbearers will be Eric Moore, Michael Fennell, Adam Gaines, Devin Moore, Clay Witt, Gary Davis and Jimmy Mitros. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Steve Senter, the Honorable John Hatcher, Ben Gaines, Jr., HL Pharr, Gregory Mitros, Butch Carr, John Carroll Ivy, Larry Harris, Paul Bouchillon, Johnny Roberts and Hilda Roberts.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 14, 5-8 p.m. at Old Bethel United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, Ms. 38803.

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