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Mary L. Moore

February 15, 1936 — July 14, 2023

Mary Linda Moore, was born in Sylvester Georgia on February 15th 1936, and went home to
receive her reward in heaven on July 14, 2023 at the age of 87. Mary was a beloved wife, mother,
grandmother, and great-grandmother. She leaves behind a legacy of love, faith, and service that will
forever be cherished by those who knew her.

Mary was a devout Christian who accepted Jesus Christ into her life in her early 20s and began
her service to the Lord at the Mount Hebron Missionary Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. After
settling in the Sacramento area, Mary joined and became an active member of Faith Landmark
Missionary Baptist Church where she led and participated in several church ministries over the
years. She also served as the Northern District President of the Ladies Auxiliary, making a positive
impact on Christian lives throughout the Northern California region.

Mary was also a respected and trusted professional in the community. She worked many years
at Valley Industries, where she ultimately served as a Shop Steward and union representative,
advocating for the rights and well-being of her fellow workers. Early in her life, she pursued her
passion for beauty and style. She set a goal to become a licensed cosmetologist in the State of
Georgia. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to start a home business in both cosmetology and with
Home Interior products. These two endeavors, among many others, not only showcased her talents
and creativity, but also provided the family with much needed additional income.

The proud daughter of a Georgia farmer, Mary spent many hours tending to her beloved garden,
and teaching others how to cultivate the fruits of the soil so they could provide nutritious meals for
their families. She also had a passion for sewing, which she inherited from her dear mother.
Ceramics and home decorating were also passions of hers. Her beautiful creations can be found in
the home of loved ones all over the country.

Aside from her professional life and her creative endeavors, Mary’s greatest joy was found in her
family. She was a loving wife to her husband, Arthur Moore Jr (Air Force retiree), and a devoted
mother to her three daughters, LaWanda Bowman, Debra Carter, and Rosoland Cox, as well as her
two sons, Winfred Moore and Arthur Moore III. Her fifteen grandchildren and thirty three greatgrandchildren
brought immense joy to her life. One of ten children, Mary was also a loving sister to,
(and is survived by) Vera Vickerson, Hazel Chambliss, Lois Lamar and Baldwin Gammage.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charlie Gammage; her mother, Josephine Gammage;
her brothers, Charlie Gammage Jr., Moses Gammage, Nemiah Gammage, and Pastor Richard
Gammage; and her sister, Sally Gammage. Their sibling bond was unbreakable as it provided her a source of strength as she traveled overseas to England and throughout the United States with her husband and children.

Mary’s love extended beyond her children and siblings. She was also a cherished mother-in-law
to Raven Patterson-Moore, Marlo Bowman, Bruce Cox and Pastor Carl Carter. Their presence in her
life brought her happiness and enriched her family bonds.

Mary Linda Moore will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and community. Her unwavering
faith, selfless service, and loving spirit will continue to inspire and guide those who knew her. While
we mourn our loss, we celebrate the incredible life she lived. We take great joy in the knowledge
that her race is finally over, and she is resting in the bosom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

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Thursday, July 27, 2023

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Friday, July 28, 2023

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