|It has been approximately one year since Sister and Mrs. Nora Jean Jackson Moore passed from duty to reward. The departure has left a crucial void in the hearts and minds of many who knew her. She was born to the late Rev. Tandy and Mrs. Jannie Jackson at Gehagan, Louisiana, and was the fourteenth (14th) of fifteen (15) children. The sunrise of this life took place on April 13, 1940, and the sunset appeared on June 4, 1994. She was separated from this earthly presence at age 54 after a somewhat lengthy illness that challenged the essence of her health.
Nora attended school at Friendship B.C. in rural Bossier Parish and later continued her education in the city at Charlotte A. Mitchell High School. She united with the Friendship Baptist Church at Vanceville, Louisiana, under the leadership of the late Rev. J. W. Willianis at age 12. Later she became a part of the Greater Hope Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Leonard Jones Nora met Rev. Levi Moore in the early eighties They were married on September 24, 1983. To this union, no children were born. However, after this union, she later became an active member of the Saint Paul United Methodist Church Family where she served faithfully until sickness prevented her from attending. She was first received, along with her husband, as part of the Saint Paul body, under the leadership of Rev. Nathan Daniels. She was interested in all phases of Kingdom building, but it was from singing that she gained her greatest joy. One of her very notable favorites was: “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand.”
Nora has left to cherish her memories: A devoted and loving husband, Rev. Levi Moore; five sisters--Alberta French and Alma Jackson of Houston, Texas, Lola Roberts of Pineville, Louisiana, Stella Moms of Shreveport, Louisiana, and Janie Jackson of Bossier City, Louisiana; one brother, Ernest Jackson of California; a mother-in-law, five brother-in-laws, seven sister-in-laws, nine godchildren, many nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Her expressions of kindness, at once led others to know that she was a very loving, compassionate and warm person. But, the Savior saw fit to pluck her from our midst Nonetheless, her memory shall be cherished. It was the Spirit of God that brought us together and that same spirit broke us asunder, but we still give thanks to the Master and recall that wonder. We have lost a friend, confidant, companion and loved one. However, in spite of the difficulty, we must say farewell!!!
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1995; p. 264 By Levi Moore|