Viewing is Tuesday July 2, 2013 at the Stinson Northwest Chapel from 1PM until 8PM Located at 16540 Meyers Road at the John Lodge Fwy. Funeral Services will be Wednesday at Ambassadors for Christ Church Located 23705 Plymouth Rd. Redford Michigan. Services begins at 11AM with a 10AM Family Hour. Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery
Marie Black Moore was born July 24, 1937, in Detroit, Michigan. She was the seventh child of the late Elijah Black, Irish American and Genorh Black Native American Blackfeet/Choctaw nation.
Mrs Marie married Theodas Moore who preceded her in death in 1996. Mrs Marie was a lifelong Detroiter. She was a Detroit Majorette. She attended Cooper Elementary and the historic Miller High School both in Detroit Public Schools.
Mrs. Marie lived her life as a loving wife and mother, she was a choir member at Trinity United Methodist Church that appeared occasionally on Local TV Channel 4 on Sunday Mornings. She had a passion for singing and dancing which she enjoyed very much. She was a member of Martha Jean the Queen Community Workers (Chosen 100).She learned dressmaking, and knitting during the sixties and taught her only daughter Rita the same. She enjoyed yoga, volleyball, bowling and card playing, which she taught all her children. Actually, she enjoyed all sports, and attended her sons games and tournaments in high school and college.
She began her career in the late sixties in customer service. Her future positions included: Government Civil Service, 1970, Retiree Rehabilitation Technician, MGM GRAND Metro Car Driver, (for the opening of the Detroit Casinos) and Dial a Ride Driver. She enjoyed driving those big buses around town, shuttling the employees and guests. Mrs Marie believed that "it takes a village to raise a child", and she was key in providing child care to all her grand children, and to their friends children as well.
She won many awards and trophies: Bounce Volleyball with the Surburban Bouncers-2007, Gold Detroit recreation department Senior Olympics with Capt. Rita Black-Moore 6-0 wins, Friendship Mixed where she won 1st Place in 1988-89; also Mercury Wednesday where she won 2nd Place in 1989 and 1st Place in 1990; and in Log Rollers Leg 1990 Team High Series and she won 3rd Place in 1989-90, and in 1994 Bowl-a-thon, Team High Series she was a part of Evergreen Children Series Team High Series.
Mrs. Marie was a medical miracle when she won her fight with breast cancer. She fought Lung Cancer for five years, one month, and eleven days. She was stoic, never complained. In January 2013, she gave up driving herself to her treatments. She was accompanied to her treatments and appointments by Rita, and other family members.
She departed this life Tuesday, June 25th 2013. She leaves to cherish her memories; five children; ABI Deputy Gov. Larita Black Moore (Mani Pele), Reggie (Christine) Moore, Rodney (Wanda) Moore, Randolph Moore, Raynard (Tracy) Moore, grandchildren; Valerie Black, Alemin (Jennifer B) Black Moore, Sue (Bruce) Gelin, Jazymne Moore, Catherine Boehmer, DJ Boehmer, Rodney Moriante Moore, Tyronda Murray, Raynard, Rasha'd, Lateisa, Ramari Slater, Tonya Johnson, Great grandchildren; Savannah, Amrari, Donnavan, Rodney Moriante, Jr. Alexia Grace Alexander, Anjala, De'Andre Johns-Gayles Johnson,
She will be missed by her brother in laws Lee Vern (Marie), Lee Artes, Jr., (Ertha), and Anna Mae widow of Curlee Moore. She will also be missed by sisters; Lily Wsrren and Kathryn Wardlow, brothers Donald and Daniel (Rosa) Black and a host of uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends