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Official Obituary of

Earnestine Moore

February 21, 1948 ~ February 24, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Earnestine Moore Life and Times

Earnestine Moore - a devoted matriarch, a beacon of love and faith in her community, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2024, in her hometown of Enterprise, Alabama, just three days after celebrating her 76th birthday. Her life began in this very town on February 21, 1948, as a cherished daughter to Tempie Dean Moore and the late Leamon Moore. Earnestine, affectionately known as "Stine boat",  journey on Earth was marked by her unwavering kindness and a heart that overflowed with love for her family, her church, and her community.

Her early education started at Enterprise Academy and she later became a proud alumna of the Coppinville Junior High School, Class of 1966. Earnestine's pursuit of knowledge and wisdom was only surpassed by her dedication to her loved ones and her faith. She nurtured her spiritual life from an early age, which began at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, where she was baptized and laid the foundation of her deep faith. After years of fellowship at Johns Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, she found her spiritual home at Daleville Christian Fellowship Worship Center, where she remained a devoted but steadfast member until she was called to her eternal rest.

As a motivational speaker would proclaim, "The legacy of a person is not found in the material possessions they leave behind, but in the love they shared and the lives they touched." Earnestine Moore lived this truth every day. Her life was rich with moments that touched countless hearts, and her legacy will continue to inspire those who knew her to spread kindness and love without reservation.

Words that best describe Earnestine are loving, kind, and faith-filled. She embodied the spirit of these words in every aspect of her life. Her presence was a testament to the power of love and the strength of faith.  Her life was a living example of the well-known biblical passage, "And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love" (1 Corinthians 13:13). She practiced love in all its forms – be it through her compassionate actions, her nurturing presence, or the warmth of her smile. She inspired all who knew her to live with purpose and to embrace every moment with grace and gratitude.

Earnestine's life was indeed a tapestry woven with threads of love, kindness, and faith -  a tapestry that will continue to provide comfort and inspiration to all who were fortunate to be a, part of her story. In honor of her life, let us remember an inspiring quote by the renowned poet Maya Angelou, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Earnestine made everyone she encountered feel valued and loved, and those memories will live on forever in the hearts of her family and friends.

Predeceasing her in death are her father: Leamon Moore; her twin sister: Celestine Moore Cooper; her sweet baby girl: Sabrina Kendra Cole; her twin grandsons; and her great-granddaughters. Earnestine was a matriarch in the truest sense - leaving behind a legacy of love and resilience. Her memories will be forever treasured by her loving and caring mother: Tempie Dean Moore, who will hold dear the countless moments of joy and companionship they shared; a very special friend, Eddie Diggs, will miss the deep connection and years of friendship that they cultivated; her loving daughters:  Americus (James) Washington and Candelaira (Chris) Moore, will forever be inspired by their mother’s grace and strength.

Earnestine’s siblings: Ester Lene Moore, Raymond R. (Karen) Moore, Mary (Donnell) Warren, and Janice Whipple, along with her godbrother: Rufus Montgomery and godsister: Pamela Sikes, will fondly remember their sister's laughter and unwavering support. Her granddaughters: Sherre (Brian) Peterson, Kendra L. (Vintavius) Stovall, Gabrielle Philon, Kieria Washington, and Zharia Moore Lane, will carry forward her legacy of faith and love. Earnestine's joy also lives on through her great-grandchildren: Keondra Wilson, Makayla Evans, Madison Peterson, Vintavia Stovall, Isana Smith, and Karyus McNabb, who will grow up knowing the depth of her love. A dedicated brother-in-law: The Honorable Mayor William "Bill" E. Cooper, Sr.; along with numerous nieces, nephews, family, and a community of friends.

Earnestine's journey on this Earth may have come to an end, but the light of her spirit will continue to shine brightly through the lives of those she touched. She lived her life as a testament to the power of faith and the boundless capacity of the human heart to give and receive love. Her story is not one of sorrow, but a celebration of a life well-lived, a life that serves as a beacon of hope and a reminder that love is the most powerful force of all. However, We rejoice in the knowledge that she is now at peace, receiving her Heavenly wings and joining the loved ones who have gone before her.

As we bid farewell to Earnestine Moore, let us carry her spirit forward, living each day with the same kindness, love, and faith that she so effortlessly displayed. May her memory be a source of comfort and inspiration, and may her life encourage us all to live with purpose, to cherish our loved ones, and to make a positive impact on the world around us. Earnestine's journey has taught us that it is not the length of life, but the depth of life, that truly matters.

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March 8, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
501 Friendship Street
Enterprise, AL 36330

Celebration of Life
March 9, 2024

1:00 PM
Daleville Christian Fellowship Worship Center
177 Holman Bridge Road
Daleville, AL 36322

Earthly Resting Place
March 9, 2024

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
805 Coppinville Road
Enterprise, AL 36330


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