Dorothy Mae Pillow Moore, age 92, of Madisonville, entered into her eternal rest at 6:45 a.m. Sunday July 4, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Born April 5, 1929 in Barnsley, she was the daughter of the late Burford Pillow and Pearline Christian. She accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Barnsley under the pastorage of Rev. Terry Slaton where she served faithfully as the church mother, member of the usher board, Sunday School secretary, and treasurer. She was a homemaker and raised 7 children of her own and adopted 3 grandchildren. She had a great love for kids, her friends, and all people. She also loved cooking, sewing, working cross word puzzles, and attending the Flea Market in Greenville. She also was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years the late Christopher Columbus Moore; two sons Jerry Moore and Larry Moore; two daughters Faye Moore and Cynthia Stafford; three brothers Walter Pillow, Charles Childress, and Eddie Childress; two sisters Susie Pillow and Rose Morris; and three grandchildren Dawn Latrise Johnson, Donald "DJ" Johnson Jr., and James Edward Johnson Jr. She leaves behind to cherish loving memories one son Stephen Moore of Madisonville; two daughters Stella (George Sr.) White and Doris Moore both of Madisonville; one brother John (Linda) Childress of Detroit, Michigan; four sisters Pauline Littlejohn and Viola Hall both of Detroit, Mary (Richard) Palmer of California, and Annette Rorer of Peoria,IL.; 19 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; a special child she raised Vyonna Moore of Eden, North Carolina; three adopted grandchildren Benjamin Moore, Tavaras Moore, and Dal'wone Moore; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Her life will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Saturday July 10 at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Madisonville. The Reverend Terry Slaton will officiate. Burial will be in Westside Odd Fellows Cemetery in Madisonville. Visitation and wake services will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Elliott Mortuary in Madisonville is in charge of her arrangements and where you can share your condolences at www.elliottmortuarycares.com.
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