Funeral services for Maxine Walker Moore will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Dale Oden and Rev. Bill Ichter. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. today (Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012) at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Maxine was born Jan. 29, 1924 and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Oct. 7, 2012 after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
She was a resident of Minden for more than 50 years but had resided in Ruston for the past four years. Maxine was a graduate of Shongaloo High School and Louisiana Tech University. She was a retired school teacher, touching many lives as a fourth grade teacher at Stewart Elementary in Minden. A faithful member of First Baptist Church in Minden and then Temple Baptist Church when she moved to Ruston, she was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, a lifetime member of the American X-POWs, and served in many capacities in her church.
Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 52 years, James Billy Moore; and two brothers, Delmar Walker and Truman Walker.
She is survived by her children, Jimmy Moore and wife, Glenda of Longview, Texas; Rachel Moore Sibley and husband, Cecil of Ruston; her grandchildren who called her Nonna, Shannon Sibley Dark and husband, David of Natchitoches, Erin Sibley Plunkett and husband, Tony of West Monroe and Brandon Moore and wife, Amy of Hallsville, Texas; great-grandchildren, Dalton, Carley, and Grant Dark, Ethan and Emory Plunkett, Mason, Madison and Brayleigh Moore; sister-in-law, Nona Rea Walker of Baton Rouge; sister-in-law and childhood friend, Lavinia Walker of Minden; one niece and six nephews.
Special thanks to the Ruston Arbor/Terrace for their care.
Donations may be made to the Journey Place Children's Building at Temple Baptist Church, 1515 South Service Road, Ruston, LA, 71270; Minden First Baptist Church; St. Jude or the Alzheimer's Association.