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Lilla Eloise Moore Alderman

Date of birth: 12 Sep 1925
Date of death: 11 May 2021

Burial Information

Section 02 (Click Here for Section Map)
Cemetery: Odd Fellows Cemetery
Plot: 210A-01
Status: Occupied


Birth: 12 Sep 1925 - Fulton, Itawamba Co., MS
Death: 11 May 2021 - Lexington, Holmes Co., MS

Marriage: 08 Aug 1952 - Long Beach, Harrison Co., MS


Eloise Moore Alderman, 95, of Lexington MS passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Lexington Manor in Lexington. Mrs. Alderman was a retired school teacher who had taught 48 years in a number of schools in Mississippi, she retired from the Central Holmes Christian School in Lexington after 29 years.

Family request memorials to First Baptist Church, Lexington, library fund, PO Box 237, Lexington MS 39095 or the Central Holmes Christian Elementary School library fund, 1 Robert E. Lee Drive, Lexington MS 39095.

Eloise is survived by her sisters Edith M. Aldridge of Lexington, Minette M. Skinner of Jackson MS, Billie Ruth M. Hubbert of Jasper AL, and Loretta M. Wilson of Beaumont CA.

Graveside Services will be Thursday, May 13 at 2 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lexington MS.

Family Relations of Lilla Eloise Moore Alderman


Noah Lester Moore
Sadie Ruth Seago Moore

Lilla Eloise Moore Alderman
Dutch R. Moore
Living (F)
Jean Moore Marshall
Living (F)
Lester Melvin Moore
Living (F)
Living (F)

Leo Ersel Alderman

Biographical Information
Lilia "Eloise" Moore Alderman
1925 - 2021

Lilia “Eloise” Moore was born on September 12, 1925, in Itawamba County at the family’s home in Fulton, Mississippi. She moved with her mom, dad, and little brother to Holmes County in 1927. Eloise attended Bethesda Consolidated School near Lexington through the eighth grade and graduated from Lexington High School on May 26, 1944. While she was in high school she entered an essay contest sponsored by the Mississippi Bar Association. She won third place with her essay entitled “What Mississippi High School Students Can Do to Help Win the War.” On May 22, 1946, she received an associate of arts diploma from Holmes Junior College in Goodman, Mississippi.

That fall she began her teaching career with only her junior college degree. Each summer she would attend Delta State Teachers’ College in Cleveland, Mississippi. She had already taught four years before she received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from DSTC on August 8, 1950. She continued to teach each fall and further her education each summer by attending Mississippi Southern College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She received her master’s degree in elementary education on August 12, 1953. She was an honor student at every school she attended. Her teaching experience was:

1946-47 Ebenezer School - Ebenezer, Mississippi - Grades 1,2,3

1947-48 Cascilla School - Cascilla, Mississippi - Grade 1

1948-49 Walnut School - Vance, Mississippi - Grade 1

1949-50 Tippo School - Tippo, Mississippi - Grades 5,6

1950-52 Tutwiler Elementary School - Tutwiler, Mississippi - Grades 2,5

1952-65 Tchula Consolidated School - Tchula, Mississippi - Grade 2

1965-94 Central Holmes Academy - Lexington, Mississippi - Eloise taught nearly all the elementary grades and served as elementary principal part of the time.

After teaching forty-eight years, Eloise retired in May 1994. Jobs she has had since retirement have been: clerk at Family Dollar from January through May 1995; clerk at Bill’s Dollar Store from June 1995 through September 1996; and clerk at Cohen’s Department Store from April 1996 until the present time.

On August 8, 1952, she and Leo were married at the Baptist pastor’s home in Long Beach, Mississippi. They do not have any children. However, her younger siblings have always felt as though they had a second mother. In many of their travels through forty-nine states, eleven Canadian provinces, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Cozumel, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Cuba and Mexico, one or more of the younger sisters or brothers accompanied them, especially on their annual Fourth of July trips to Florida and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. For many years she and Leo enjoyed camping with friends. Then in 1991 they purchased a motor home large enough to invite friends and family to camp with them. They camped all over the United States including Alaska and all of the provinces of Canada. Due to Leo’s failing health, their last trip was in 1997 when they went west to British Columbia. Their motor home now rests idly in their drive at 417 Carrolton Street and needs a new owner.

In addition to traveling, Eloise enjoys clipping coupons and recipes. She helps the other sisters care for their invalid mother. God has bestowed many blessings upon her. She loves to share those with her family and many friends in Lexington where she and Leo live.

On August 8, 2002, Eloise and Leo celebrated fifty years of marriage. They were honored by her five sisters and sister-in-law, Ruby with a dinner at her mother’s house on Highway 17.

Eloise passed away on May 11, 2021 at the Lexington Manor Senior Care Facility. Burial was in the Lexington Odd Fellows Cemetery on May 13, 2021.

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