Mary Ann Moore

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July 28, 1938 ~ November 3, 2023

Born in: Jacksonville, Florida
Resided in: Jonesboro, Georgia

Mary Ann Moore went to be with her Lord on November 3, 2023 at her home with her puppies, Hugh Jackman and Belle, by her side. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Marchesseau; father, Larry Marchesseau; and baby brother, Larry Marchesseau, Jr.

Mary Ann was born July 28,1938 in Jacksonville, Florida. She moved around quite a bit during her youth, but settled in Atlanta, Georgia where she graduated from Grady High School. After graduating from Florida State University, Mary Ann settled again in Atlanta where she married and raised her children. She taught elementary school in Clayton County for more than thirty years and made lifelong friends along the way.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Mary Moore, Stan (Karen) Moore, Alison (Dan) Lane; her grandchildren, Bradley Moore, Jordan Moore, Nich (Katie) Pape, Savannah (Luke) Anders and Tyler Lane; her great grandchildren, Van Pape and Townes Pape; her sister-in-law, Jeannine Marchesseau; and her nephew, Mike (Karen) Marchesseau. The Moore family hosted a German foreign exchange student, Simon Schmelzer in the early eighties and Mary Ann remained in touch with him over the years, coining him as her German son.

In her lifetime, Mary Ann was a dedicated volunteer with the Junior League at church, with the Friends of the Library, at the annual Native American market in New Mexico, and at the Clayton County Humane Society. She also loved travelling with family and friends to find new adventures like digging for dinosaur bones in Canada, dog sledding in Minnesota, and most recently going on an African safari.

Mary Ann developed a deep love for the musical arts and the theater, holding season tickets to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Spivey Hall concert series for many years. She even served as a volunteer usher at the Atlanta Civic Center. She found joy in participating in the Red Hat Society, playing Mahjong and Bridge, and reading. She adored dogs, loved Popeye and Olive Oyl, and enjoyed anything related to the beach– the shells, the sand, and most of all, the pelicans.

The family invites friends and loved ones to celebrate Mary Ann Moore’s life at the Shamrock Community Use Building in Jonesboro on Thursday, November 9 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Clayton County Humane Society in memory of Mary Ann.

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  1. CandleImageI taught with Mary Ann at Lee Street Elementary years ago. She was kind to her students and highly respected by her peers and the community. She left her mark in this world, and she will be missed by all who knew her.

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