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Elsie Moore Hanson

October 2, 1946 ~ July 24, 2022 (age 75)


Elsie Moore Hanson, born in Moultrie, Georgia on October 2, 1946 to Willie Marcus Moore and Elizabeth Reynolds Moore, passed away at home at the age of 75 on Sunday, July 24, 2022; approximately 6 months after being diagnosed with Glioblastoma Grade 4, a fast growing and aggressive cancerous brain tumor. After leaving Georgia and living in Orlando, Florida for several years, Elsie and her family moved to Dallas, Texas, the place she ultimately called home for the rest of her life.

All who knew Elsie would agree that she was a very loving, kind, and nurturing woman who not only was deeply devoted to her family but was also fiercely protective of all her loved ones. Her hugs can be described as always being very comforting and a sincere expression of her love for you. When you were with Elsie, you felt safe and always loved. Throughout her life, Elsie was a very hard worker believing that if from the start you don’t put forth your very best effort to do a good job and don’t care about doing it correctly then why even bother.

In 1981, Elsie earned a bookkeeping certification from Eastfield Community College in Mesquite, Texas. Beginning in 1979, Elsie worked as a bookkeeper and was responsible for managing the financial records, budgets, personnel and payroll records for various heating and air conditioning construction companies until retirement sometime in the mid-2000s. Her work ethic, loyalty, and dedication to always contributing her very best efforts will no doubt continue to be a great example to not just her family but also to those who had the privilege of working with her.

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Marcus Moore and Elizabeth Reynolds Moore; her devoted spouse and love of her life for more than 38 years, Edward Hanson; and her adored younger brother, Julian Patrick Moore.

Elsie is survived by her children: James Marcus Moore and spouse Luz Maria Moore, Amy Martin, Roger Richardson, and Brandon Martin; grandchildren: Adam, Jenna, Jack, Bryan, and Miles; great-grandchildren: Isaiah, Riley, and Madelyn; siblings: June, Keith, Rockie and Ladson; nephews: Chris, Justin, Aaron, Joseph, Casey, and Brennan; nieces: Becky, Brandie, Kaitlyn, Jacy, Ashley, and Brianna.

To honor, remember and celebrate our sweet Elsie’s life, on Saturday, July 30, 2022, the Moore family gathered at the home of Carol Rush and Ladson Moore. Her siblings, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, daughter-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces came together to share the many beautiful and fun memories that she blessed us with and that we will forever cherish. Whether you called her Elsie, sister, mom, “gammy”, or aunt, she was, and will always be, a tremendous blessing to everyone she unconditionally loved, supported, and cared for throughout her life. Elsie was beautiful, strong, tenacious, smart, bold, funny, brave, amazing, supportive, genuine, resilient, unique, worthy, resourceful, generous, kind, and loving. Upon receiving a terminal diagnosis and having made peace with the reality that she would soon leave this life, she chose to smile instead of cry.

In Proverbs 31:25 we read: she is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future – these are words that beautifully describe Elsie Moore Hanson.


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