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“Moore Family,My condolences on the passing of Ester,My thoughts and prayers are with you and may you find comfort in all the good memories you shared...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: cjt - OH

“sorry for your lost, praying for you and the family. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: worn d. king,sr. and martha - OH

“"Hey Moe! Wadda ya know?" Aww, nothin Joe!" Our daily greeting! I am truly going to miss that!You have had a tremendous impact on MY life and I...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Laure Hammond - Toledo, OH


MOORE Mr. Ester J., Jr. Mr. Ester J. Moore, Jr., affectionately known as "L.D". and "Moe", the son of the late Ester J. Moore, Sr. and Vessie Culps-Moore, was born in Milan, Tennessee, December 19, 1932. L.D. accepted Christ at an early age at the Mount Pleasant, C.M.E Church in Milan. At the tender age of 15, he left home to work seasonal jobs throughout the country. In later years he would tell the story with his own narrative, "I put a knapsack on my back, and said 'goodbye boys; I ain't never coming back'!" It is said that his family did not see him again for 20 years. Through his travels, he worked on the railroad laying rail ties. He would sometime sing various cadences in the story telling of his experiences, mostly rhythms and rhymes he made up, his favorite: "Late in the evening, sho nuff going home to see my baby!" ending it with a demonstrative and audible "whack!" . Moe, later settled in Toledo, Ohio where he worked over 44 years at the former Unicast Corporation, retiring in 1995. In that same year, he met and married Crystal Robinson-Thornton and immediately gained a bonus son and two bonus daughters. L.D. LOVED to spend his free time hunting with his buddies. They would often travel throughout the state in their campers and trucks, with their "cavalry" of coon dogs. He shared a very special friendship, more like brothers, with Larry Manns, Zollie Nixon, Billy Lewis and Claudel Jones. In addition to hunting, Moe loved to cook. It was many a day that the family would sit and enjoy his home cooked meals with vegetables from his garden. Besides parents, L.D. was preceded in death by brother, Joe; sisters, Lavie Dean Moore- Darnell and Vernie Moore; son Kervin Thornton and mother-in-law, Isabel Robinson. He is survived by wife of 20 years, Crystal; son, Thomas Moore of Toledo, OH; daughters, Perita Thornton of Orlando, FL and Nadia Jefferson; sons in law, LaKeith Jefferson and Theodore (Diletha Holland) Robinson; sister in law, Arnecia (George) Eckenrode; brother, John Moore of Milan, TN; sisters, Jessie and Dorothy Jones both of St Louis, MO; 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. The family would like to thank ProMedica Hospice and all of the staff and caregivers, especially his nurse, Vonetta, special caregivers, Molly (his little girl), Pam and Madison and special niece/caregiver, Raven "Diane" Hannah. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015 in The C. Brown Funeral Home, Inc. Chapel, 1629 Nebraska Avenue where Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. The Reverend Charles McBee, Officiant. cbrownfuneralhome.com

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