Martin Eugene Moore Sr.

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Funeral service for Mr. Martin Eugene Moore Sr. will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 3, at Riverwood Family, with interment in the Stewart Cemetery. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, August 2, at Riverwood and will resume Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

“Marty”, as he was known by most, was born July 10, 1964, to Tommy and Emma Jean Ratcliff Moore. He was a 1982 graduate of Bogue Chitto High School, and earned his Associates Degree in 1986, from Copiah Lincoln Community College. Marty worked in the paint departments of Wall Lumber, Home Hardware, and Perkins Hardware in Brookhaven, and with Huntington Hardware in Hazlehurst. In his more than 20 years with the hardware he was most thankful for the customers and the friendships he made with them. He also enjoyed the time he spent as a member of the Brookhaven Exchange Club, where he was known by the kids as “The Roller Coaster man.” He loved the smiles on their faces and would say, “that is what the fair is all about.” He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, where he taught RA’s. Martin had always had a strong faith in Jesus and told his family, whom he loved deeply, “do not cry for me, shed no tears, because I have won my victory and I will be with my Lord and Savior.” He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

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He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tommy “Bud” Moore; sister, Betty Joann Moore; half-brother, Alvie Chandler, Jr.; paternal grandparents, William and Beckie Moore; and his maternal grandparents, Lattiemore and Gladys Ratcliff.

Those left to cherish his memory are, his wife of 31 years, Claudette Moore; sons, Martin Moore “MJ”, Jr., Mason Donovan Moore (Tabitha),and Matthew Moore; brothers, Mike Moore (Kay), Billy Moore; sisters, Betty Jean Thompson (Allen) and Margaret Thomas (Mark); he is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and other loving family members and friends.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Brookhaven Exchange Club, PO Box 486 Brookhaven, MS 39602

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