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Ethel Mae Moore

March 27, 1924 July 22, 2009
Ethel Mae Moore
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Obituary for Ethel Mae Moore

Ethel M. Moore, 85, of Sunderland, MD passed away on July 22, 2009 at Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD. Ethel Mae House Moore was born on March 27, 1924 to the late Joseph and Carrie Dingle-House in Summerton, South Carolina. She was educated in the public schools and attended Scotts Branch High School. Ethel moved to Baltimore, Maryland with her sister Mary and her husband Harry Richburg in 1956. While there, she worked in the hotel industry for many years. However, after becoming united with her late husband Deacon John Russell Moore of Anne Arundel County, Maryland she became a dedicated housewife. The couple wed in 1963 and moved to Calvert County, Maryland. They had a deep love for children and were blessed with the opportunity to raise two girls and two boys as their own. They also adopted a "grandson" that they raised from birth. Ethel was a loving mother to her family and provided delicious home-cooked meals every day. Her favorite dish to cook was beef stew. She enjoyed being a housewife and loved to sew and bake cakes in her spare time. In 1966, Ethel gave her life to Christ and joined Apostolic Faith Church of Jesus Christ the Lord. She was affectionately known by her church family as "Mother Moore." She loved her church and was there every time the doors were open attending several services each week. She was dedicated to the Godly rearing of her children. She loved good music and faithfully followed the church choir, the A.F.C. Voices of Praise, often accompanying them on road trips. Mother Moore had a special bond with Mother Harvey and Mother Adams with whom she spoke on the telephone daily to check on their well-being. She praised the Lord and spread his word to all those she met. In early 2009, Ethel began to experience trouble with her leg, but she still kept active and attended church regularly. Her health continued to fail after being admitted to the hospital in late June, and after several procedures, the Lord called her home. She never stopped calling on the name of the Lord during her entire hospital stay. Ethel was preceded in death by her sisters Evelyn Mitchell and Henrietta House McCray. She is survived by her sister Mary Richburg (Harry) of Baltimore, Maryland; "daughters" Theresa Moore of Sunderland, Maryland and Clarice "Alice" Parran-Thomas (Van) of Bowling Green, Virginia; "sons" Minister Maurice "Jake" Parran (Desharn) of Sunderland, Maryland, Derrick "Doc" Brooks of Upper Marlboro, Maryland and Dwayne "Dippin" Moore of Sunderland, Maryland; "grandchildren" Shanice and Terell Parran, "great-grand children" Shaleah and Dwayne D. Moore and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Apostolic Faith Church 8800 Adams Church Road Owings, MD 20736 (map/driving directions)


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Sewell Funeral Home 1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick, MD 20678 on Monday, July 27, 2009 (map/driving directions)

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Apostolic Faith Church 8800 Adams Church Road Owings, MD 20736 on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 (map/driving directions)


12:00 PM at Apostolic Faith Church 8800 Adams Church Road Owings, MD 20736 on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 (map/driving directions)


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