Mattie Lou Whitaker Moore


Mattie Lou Whitaker Moore of the Bethlehem Community, in Holmes County, passed away at the age of 92. 

Mrs.  Moore was born October 21, 1931, the youngest of 11 children, to the late Joseph Jonas Whitaker and Banion Ann Elizabeth Vanlandingham Whitaker.

Mattie Lou was a lifelong member of Red Hill United Methodist Church. In her latter years, she attended Carmel Assembly of God Church.

Mrs. Moore is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Curtis Whitaker, Charley Lawson Whitaker, Frank Whitaker, Floyd Whitaker, Herbert Whitaker, Hiram Whitaker, Hoyt Whitaker, Robert Whitaker,  Lavada Forehand; and husband of 59 years, Hubert Merlion Moore in 2015.

She is survived by her sister, Luverne Williams; sons;  Larry Moore (Peggy), Jerry Moore (Kim); daughter, Beverly Anderson (Charles); five grandchildren, Chris Anderson, Clay Moore (Sarah), Krystal Moore, Cason Moore (Emily), Cameron Moore (fiancé, Krista Shores); great-grandchildren,  Logan Anderson (fiancé, Haleigh Jinks), John Thomas Anderson; three great great grandchildren,  Kelsey Moore, Silas Moore and Campbell Moore.

Special thanks to Emerald Coast Hospice for the excellent care that was given to our Mother. Special thanks and sincere appreciation to all the caregivers; Lisa Barnes, Missy Marker, Tracey Lolley, Uneta Henderson, Susan Jakelsky, Libby Roster, Malvia Cook, Virginia Lee, Valeria Dunn, Jeanette Sketo and Peggy Palantios. Also a special thanks to Dr. Patrick Hawkins and Dr. Rodney K. Beauchamp.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 11 AM at Carmel Assembly of God with Pastor Tommy Moore officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 AM, one hour prior to the service.  

Burial will follow in the Red Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery immediately following services with Pastor Roger Whitaker officiating, James & Sikes Funeral Homes Maddox Chapel of Marianna directing.

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