2017-06-15 / Obituaries


Mary Lee Bumpers Moore, 78, of Jackson exchanged time for eternity Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at her residence.

She was born April 30, 1939 to the parentage of Della Mae Cox and the late Ollie Bumpers. She was a native of Coffeeville.

She was united in holy matrimony on August 17, 1955 to the late Dan Willie “D.W.” Moore and they lived in Prestwick, Ala. On December 28, 1960, they moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where they united with Rockdale Baptist Church. They later united with New Mission Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Rev. George Q. Brown. On December 4, 1980, Dr. Moore was called to pastor Second Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio and Sis. Moore moved her membership there. As First Lady, Sis. Moore served in the Christian Education Department, Open World Outreach Ministry, Missionary Department, Vacation Bible School, and she sang in the choir.

In October 1995, the Moores fulfilled a desire of their heart, they returned to Jackson to live. Mt. Olive Number Two Missionary Baptist Church called Reverend Moore as pastor and Sis. Moore, the First Lady of Mt. Olive was instrumental in organizing the first Women Ministry Auxiliary. She was a student of Sunday School Class #7 and was a loyal and dedicated songstress in the Adult and Combined Choirs. She was an anointed soloist and songstress. Among the songs she led were, “Total Praise”, “Because He Lives”, “I’ve Already Been To The Water”, “May The Work I’ve Done Speak For Me”.

Her hobbies included bowling of which she earned many trophies in Cincinnati. She also enjoyed tending to her beautiful plants and flowers, and, of course, cooking. Homemade chicken and dumplings was one of her specialties.

“May Lee”, as she was affectionately known to friends and relatives, was an humble and kind spirited virtuous woman who loved everyone and regularly spoke of her faith and dependence on Jesus Christ through her favorite scripture, “I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me”, Philippians 4:13.

She is dearly missed yet will forever be cherished in the hearts of her six children; devoted son and caregiver, David (Rosalyn, devoted caregiver) Moore, Jackson, Carl Moore, Yellow Springs, Ohio, Derrick Moore, Leroy, Ann Wise, Cincinnati, Ohio, Engret Moore, Oakland, Calif., and Freda Moore, Houston, Texas; mother, Della Mae Cox, Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Dorothy ( Joey) Whaley, Dallas, Texas; Genet Cox of Palm Springs, Fla.; one brother, Cleveland Cox of Metaire, Louisiana; two brothers-in-law, Rev. Tom- mie (Marilyn) Moore, Leroy, Fred ( Josephine) Moore, Fairfield, Calif.; three sisters in-law, Louise Pruitt (Dr. Edsel) Davis, Birmingham, Lula Mae Rodgers, Boise, Idaho, Hannah Moore, Cincinnati, Ohio; 27 grandchildren, 26 greatgrandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

In addition to her father and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Earnest Dorsey, Henley Cox, Jr., and Terry Wayne Cox, and two sisters, Patricia Cox, and Mary Ann Cox.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 17 at 12 noon until the 1 p.m. service at Mt. Olive #2 Missionary Baptist Church at 105 Griffin Street in Jackson with Dr. Stevenson Tullis, pastor, Rev. Quinton Kennedy Jr., eulogist and grandson of Sis. Moore. Burial will be in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery on Carson Road in Leroy. The family will return to Mt. Olive where they will receive friends in the fellowship hall.

Condolences may be given to the family at www.andrewsfuneralhomejackson.com and on Andrews Funeral Home Facebook page.

Andrews Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.


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