Mrs. Willie Mae Moore was born August 7, 1943 to Willie Ford and Geneva Seabrooks-Ford Monticello Florida. She is a graduate of Howard Academy High School in Monticello Florida.
At the tender age of 19 she moved to Youngstown Ohio with her Uncle E.C. and Aunt Selena Rheins. She attended Gospel Temple Church in Campbell, Ohio where she met and married Ned Stewart. They had four chilldren: Gwendolyn Stewart Calhoun, Wendell Stewart, Willie Stewart and Tina Stewart Tatum. In 1973 she met Norman Moore and had 2 children : Norman and Melvin Moore.
She then relocated to Columbus Ohio in 2004 until 2010 before she decided to migrate back to the south to Camden, Alabama where she made her home until her passing on January 27, 2021.
Willie Mae was elected Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, Ohio Chapter #4 on December 14, 1996.
Willie Mae never met a stranger. Never wanted to see anyone without food and/ or shelter or love. Wherever she lived, Willie Mae opened her home to those in need. She was always known as the neighborhood mother. She even elected employment where she could care for others. She was a child care provider, employed at Gateways to Better Living and as a nurse's aide at several nursing homes in the Youngstown area.
Willie Mae was a very jovial person with a phenomenal sense of humor who lived for others and unselfishly put others’ needs before her own. She was an excellent cook.
Willie Mae is survived by her brother, Henry Lee Jones of Florida; sisters, Alberta Neely of Florida, Ernestine Rheins of Florida, Mary Ford of Youngstown Ohio, Josephine (Stanley) Williams of Youngstown, Ohio, Edna Mae Brookins and Hanna Marie Jones of Florida.
Willie Mae is survived by her children: Gwen (Anthony) Calhoun of Franklin, Pennsylvania; Wendell (Chris) Stewart of Maumee, Ohio; Willie (Nikki) Stewart of Youngstown Ohio; Tina (Antonio) Tatum of Cleveland, Ohio; Norman Moore of Columbus, Ohio; Melvin Moore of Columbus, Ohio,;Juwana Murphy of Youngstown, Ohio and Tony Murphy of Findlay, Ohio.
She is also survived by 35 grandkids and a host of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her friend Billy Wiggins.
Friends may call Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 11:00am-12:00pm, with a service following at 12:00pm at the Augustine Funeral Home, 75 E. Midlothian Blvd Youngstown, Ohio 44507.
Face coverings are required and social distancing will be in practice.
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