Date of birth: 12 Sep 1925
Date of death: 11 May 2021
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
Jean Moore Marshall
Lester Melvin Moore
Leo Ersel Alderman
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 Bills Dollar Store from June 1995 through September 1996; and clerk at Cohens Department Store from April 1996 until the present time.
On August 8, 1952, she and Leo were married at the Baptist pastors 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 Leos 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 mothers 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.
More information, family relationships, and images may be found on MSHolmes.org (external link)
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