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In Memoriam provides information regarding the deaths of fellow Grand members. Information/notices are posted as they are made available. When available, the obituaries and news articles, if any, are also provided.


Sunday March 30, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
New Salem Baptist Church
955 S. Fourth St. Memphis, Tennessee  38126
***All are invited to this service.***
“It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”
Sis.  Sharon Franklin, District Deputy Grand Matron

Sis. Annie Moore
Sis. Annie Moore, age 86, of Clarksville passed away Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Clarksville Nursing and Rehab after an extended illness. Celebration of Life 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2013 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Burial Resthaven Memorial Garden. Visitation 12:00 noon-4:00 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2013 at Foston Funeral Home.Visitation with the family 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. with the family at St.John Missionary Baptist Church with Masonic Rites at 6:00 p.m. She was born July 19, 1927 in Montgomery County to the late Sanders and Bessie Roberts Taylor.   She served as Honorary Past Matron of St Mary's Chapter #5.

She was a graduated of Burt High School Class of 1947. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church.She is preceded in death by her husband Ephraim Moore and son Alonzo L. Smith Jr. She leaves to cherish her loving memory daughters, Bessie Smith-Simms, Annie"Squeaky" Smith-McCoin and Martha J. Smith and three grandchildren and three great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Sis. Georgia Elliott
Sis. Georgia Mae Evans Elliott, 69, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, Feb. 16, 2013, at her residence. She was a native of Scottsboro, Ala., and was a 1961 graduate of G.W. Carver High School. She was employed by BlueCross/BlueShield of Tennessee beginning with the Federal Employee Program, then as a customer service representative and technician for the Internal Distribution. Eleven of her years were consecutive with perfect attendance. She received numerous certificates and awards during her years of employment. In 2004, she retired with 25 years of service. She was a faithful member of the Mount Canaan Missionary Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and was formerly the music director and served in several other capacities and organizations of the church. She also formerly served as the music director at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. She also held numerous positions and titles with Excelsior O.E.S./P.H.A.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry G. Elliott; parents, Jasper and Mae Bell Evans; and brother, Herbert Evans. Survivors include her devoted daughters, Stephanie J. (special son, Michael) Jordan, of Marietta, Ga., and Carla P. Elliott, of Chattanooga; granddaughters, Jasmin R. Smith, of Chattanooga and LaPortia J. Jordan, of Marietta, Ga.; sisters, Billie Finley, of Huntsville, Ala., Rena Evans, and Jill Evans, both of Scottsboro, Ala.; a host of loved and adored nieces, nephews; other family members; special pet, Roxy Smith and many friends. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel with Dr. Ternae Jordan Sr. as the eulogist.Burial: Highland Memorial Gardens. She will lie-in-state after 12:30 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home. The Last Rites Ceremony will be from 6-8 p.m. today in the chapel.

Wake at Taylor Funeral Home:  Friday, February 22, 2013   6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Funeral at Taylor Funeral Home:  Saturday, February 23, 2013  10:00a.m.  
Taylor Funeral Home 3417 Wilcox Blvd Chattanooga, TN 37411


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