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Mrs. Ruthie Nell Moore

March 26, 1936 ~ September 11, 2020 (age 84)



Service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Zion Baptist John H Wilson Chapel, 3038  Hollywood Ave.  Interment will follow at Lincoln Cemetery.  Open visitation will be from 11 to 5 p.m. Friday at Zion Baptist John H. Wilson Chapel.

Ruthie Nell Jones Williams was born to the Late Preston Mayshack and Selena Jones Williams. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Magnolia Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana, under the leadership of the late Pastor J. Stills. She later united with New Bethlehem Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. G. W. Odom.  She served in numerous auxiliaries, to include New Member Orientation Teacher, Abundant Life Class #9 Member, Sunday School Teacher, 13th District Member and Youth Director.  Mrs. Moore later moved her membership and united with Mt. Canaan Baptist Church under the tutelage of the late Rev. Dr. Harry Blake, Sr.

In 1995, Mother retired from South Central Bell Telephone Company where she had served as telephone operator and dispatcher.   After retirement, she worked with the youth at Mt. Canaan’s “Project Uplift’’ and Upward Bound at Southern University-Shreveport Louisiana. She was a dedicated mother of her four children, but she mothered hundreds of other young ladies and young men that she encountered. She was the Youth Director at New Bethlehem for over 25 years. Those youth always had the utmost respect for Sister “Mo” (There was no sense in wasting time with the last “ore”) These young men and women would still call or stop by her house years later just to say “Hello”.

One of her proudest claims was her “Young Men’s” Sunday School Class back in the 1960’s and 1970’s. As a matter of fact, when that time came for them to be promoted out of her class, those young men protested the idea. They protested so vehemently that she ended up getting promoted right along with them.  She was delighted that they did protest. She was not ready to let them go any more than they were ready to leave. Until they graduated and left for college, she remained their teacher. From that class most of them are still today Preachers or Deacons, actively working toward kingdom building.

After high school Mother attended several business colleges and was very proficient at shorthand, typing and a master grammarian in her own right. She challenged all the youth to be and do the very best in whatever we did. Those who knew her, knew that she was stern, but very loving and only wanted the best for all the children that she was involved with. We thank God for allowing Mother to touch so many lives while on this earth.

Mother’s Family Included:

Her children (4): Jacqueline Brown, Atlanta, Georgia, Michael Moore, Long Beach, California, Eric Moore (Deborah) of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Mark Moore (Pamela), Cedar Hill, Texas

Her Grandchildren (10): Carvis Brown*, Henry Shantrey Brown, Tekia Powell, Kamisha Moore, Erica Simmons (Lee), Andrea Moore (Demario), Curtis King (Lorraine), Kenneth King, Mark Moore II (Michelle), and Tamara Richmond (Kenney)

Her Great Grandchildren (17), Siblings (6) Eloise Williams*, Eretta Moore*, Bobbie Williams*, Emma Wilson*, Leon Williams*, and Nettie Peck.  

A Host of Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

Some of her oldest and very dearest friends include, but are not limited to Mrs. Carrie Robinson, Mrs. Verdell Thomas, Mrs. Ella Gant, Mrs. Netta Rascoe, Mrs. Merle Butler, and Mrs. Pat Shelly


*Indicates Deceased Persons

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September 18, 2020

11:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Zion Baptist John H. Wilson Chapel

Funeral Service
September 19, 2020

11:00 AM
Zion Baptist John H. Wilson Chapel

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
September 19, 2020

Lincoln Cemetery
6915 W70th St.
Shreveport, La. 71129

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