Lanell Butler Moore

Published 4:20 pm Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Lanell Butler Moore of Ellisville, passed into the arms of Jesus on Sept. 1, 2021. She was born on Nov. 27, 1935, in Jones County. She was 85 years old.

Proceeding her in death was her husband of 64 years, James T. Moore; the light of her life and only child, Cindy Moore Richards; parents, Russell and Pellie (Pitts) Butler; siblings, Stanley, Oscar, Ray, Roland, Dan, Bill, Pete, Walter, Burl, twin sisters Velma and Elma, and Ollie Mae.

She is survived by her grandsons, Nick Richards (Joanna) of Petal, Adam Richards (Katy) of Florence; son in law, Perry Richards (Donna) of Crystal Springs, and grandchildren, Abby Grace, John Luke, Aubrey, and Megan and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Moore worked for Sanderson Farms for 53 years as a benefits clerk. She was a long-time member of Riverside Baptist Church and loved Jesus with all of her heart. She was very involved in the community and never missed an opportunity to serve others. She made the best chocolate pie, banana pudding and peach cobbler around. She was a very devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and friend to all. Her favorite time of the year was Christmas as she loved to cook, entertain and shop for others. Her passing will be felt by many, and her memory will live on in our hearts.

Visitation was Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. with funeral services following at Riverside Baptist Church of Ellisville. Burial followed in the Riverside Baptist Church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Nick Richards, Adam Richards, Perry Richards, Dent Williams, Tony Odom and Rodney Taylor with Robert Williams, Charles Ray Butler and Danny Butler as honorary pallbearers.

Jones and Son Funeral Home of Moselle was in charge of services.