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“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
~ II Timothy 4:7-8
James Thomas Moore was born on Thursday, October 18, 1951, in the Occoneechee Neck Community of Jackson, North Carolina, to the late Raymond Moore and Ethel Mae Simmons-Moore, later moving to Seaboard, North Carolina. He received his education from the Northampton County Public School System.
James met his wife Mattie Edwards in 1972, and they were married on March 19, 1988. In their 50 years together, the best qualities of both were brought to the surface. The love that he had for his wife was beyond measure. They loved entertaining, traveling, cruising, fishing, shopping or just riding from city to city visiting as long as they were in each other’s presence, they were happy. They raised one daughter “Pootchie” as a single child in the home, but she was never lonely, because they had an open door to anyone who needed anything, whether it be food, clothes or lodging, short or long-term, you could always find help from them. He was a lover of music and extremely gifted in various instruments. The mantle of music from ‘Pop-Pop’ fell on his grandson, Mark who was also reared in the home.
James was an exceptional farmer for over 35 years. He loved the entire farming experience: the land, the livestock and the tractors. He would graciously allow you to ride on the tractor with him if you’d never had that experience. It excited him to explain how all the gadgets made the tractor operate. He also worked at Weldon Roofing Company, as a Roofer and West Fraser, as a Forklift Operator. He was very knowledgeable and could fix just about anything, as well as talk you through fixing some things as well.
At a young age, James joined Zion Hill Baptist Church in Seaboard, North Carolina and gave his life to the Lord. He loved the Lord and was faithful to his church for many years. He served under the leadership of Reverend Carl Boone, as a dedicated Trustee. He played many instruments, keyboard, drums, guitar, and was a faithful member of the choir. He loved the members of the church; they were an extension of his natural family.
To know James, was to love him. He was selfless and extremely kind to everyone he encountered and was one of the humblest people you would ever meet. He loved good food, great company and more than anything he loved his family and family gatherings. He loved everyone with the same measure of love, always guiding you to the right path, and letting you know when you were in error. His wisdom has always been immeasurable and accurate. When in his presence, you were guaranteed to leave with a smile after hearing one of his jokes, receiving a word of encouragement or nuggets of wisdom.
On Thursday, April 13, 2023, James, the patriarch of his family, while in the comfort of his home and surrounded by family, completed his earthly journey and entered eternal rest. He was predeceased by his parents: Raymond and Ethel Moore; his brothers, George Moore, Glenn Moore, Eddie Jones, Leon Moore and Leander Moore and his sisters, Ruth Moore-Branch, Levoria Moore and Linda Moore.
James’s life and memory are cherished by: his wife, Mattie Moore of of the home; his daughter, Joy (Derek) Pierce of Newark, New Jersey; his grandson, Mark (Chanel) Baxter of Newark, New Jersey; his granddaughters, Najae and Nalaya; his great-grandson, Christian Baker; his siblings, Lenoria (George) Moore of Baltimore, Maryland, Raymond Moore of Pasadena, California, Ledoria Moore of Greenville, North Carolina, Eulalia Jones-Stiles of Portsmouth, Virginia, Stephanie Moore of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, Stephen Lee Moore of Baltimore, Maryland and two more sisters, one of Rich Square, North Carolina and one of Seaboard, North Carolina, his sister-in-law Linda (Grady) Marsh of Raleigh, North Carolina; his godchildren, LaKeisha Arrington, Ahyana White, Elijah Shearin and James Robinson; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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