Ora Moore
Ora Moore
Ora Moore
Ora Moore

Obituary of Ora Kay Moore

Celebrating the Homecoming of




June 30, 1934



February 19, 2021



Wake:    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Service:  Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:00 pm


Ecclesiastes 3:1 – 4

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven – A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance.”

Ora was born June 30, 1934 in Center, Alabama to Austin Tiller and Elmer Johnson. Both parents preceded her in death. Ora was the only child. She preceded in death her children Errol Moore, Michael Tiller and Melvin Moore.

On February 19, 2021, with her daughter surrounded in the quietness of the morning, the angels of silence visited and claimed Ora.

Ora was educated in the Cherokee county public school system; from which she received her high school diploma.

She moved to Chicago, where she was employed at the Sara Lee Bakery for 25 years until the company moved out of state.

She confessed in Christ at an early age as a Methodist in Center, Alabama. She moved her fellowship as a Baptist when she joined True Vine Baptist Church, Chicago, IL, under the leadership of Pastor Henderson Hill for 35 years. She later joined the First Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Michael Eberly, Lasing, IL.

Her biggest passion was cooking for her family and friends on holidays.

She will be most remembered for having an open door to everyone, with her strong character and charismatic personality. Her overwhelming love and commitment to her family and friends; her generosity and willingness to help everyone she knew will forever be missed.

Ora leaves to cherish her loving memories; children Jacqueline of South Carolina, Ronnie (Denise) of Chicago, IL., James Jr. of Chicago, IL, and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, church family, friends, and Sara Lee co-workers

To My Mother,

It is a day to celebrate the beautiful woman you were. Not just the caring mother you have always been, but someone whose love of life and love of God pours over into everything you do. Someone whose spirit lifts other people up. A woman who sees life as a joyful journey, her family as a blessing, her home as a welcoming place. And the smile on your face, Mom, the one that just gets more beautiful with time it’s like a little reminder to me that it is good to be living in God’s world… because I am blessed enough to call you my mother.

Love Always,

Your Daughter Jackie


                                             God Saw You Getting Tired

         God saw you getting tired

         and a cure was not to be

         So he put his arms around you

         And whispered, “Come to me.”

         With tearful eyes we watched you

          and saw you pass away.

          And although we love you dearly

         we could not make you stay.

         A Golden heart stopped beating

         Hardworking hand at rest.

         God broke our hearts to prove to us

         He only takes the best.


        -Frances M. Coelho

We will miss you.

Tamarah and Tierney


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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Funeral Service

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Thompson Funeral Home Chapel at Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States