Margie Kirkland MoorePublished 7:53pm Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Margie Kirkland Moore died peacefully in her sleep in Spanish Fort Alabama on Wednesday, April 18, 2013, shortly before her 90th birthday. Margie was born in Pascagoula, MS in 1923, the daughter of Ellen and Ben Kirkland, and grew up along the Mississippi and Tombigbee Rivers, where her father captained dredge boats for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She graduated from Port St. Joe High School, and worked at Tyndall Air Force base in Panama City during World War II.
Margie attended Auburn University where she earned a degree in business education. Married to Ernie Moore in 1947, they lived in both Monroeville and Dadeville Alabama. She was a social worker for the State of Alabama for 17 years.
Margie called the Eastern Shore home for the past 22 years and was a consummate hostess who cherished long conversations and laughter over coffee with friends, family.
Margie was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ernie O. Moore, and brother Benjamin Cornelius Kirkland, Jr . She is survived by daughter Melissa Root (Jim), of Mobile, son Eric Moore of Loxley, AL, daughter Susan Hornady (Michael), of Monroeville, AL ; grandchildren Laura Bowden (Michael Shake), Dallas, Texas, Cecily Hornady of Marquette, Michigan, and Corporal Zachary Hornady, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve of Monroeville.
The family wishes to express thanks to the staff of Westminster Village, where she received excellent care and warmth during her residence.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Spring Hill Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall immediately afterward.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Spring Hill Presbyterian, 10 Westminster Way, Mobile AL, 36608 or Mobile Opera 257 Dauphin St. Mobile, AL 36602.