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Michael Wayne Moore

June 15, 1972 ~ January 3, 2021 (age 48)


Michael Wayne Moore passed away peacefully from this earth and entered the gates of heaven on Sunday, the 3rd of January 2021, after a brave battle against coronavirus and other health complications.

A man with a larger than life presence who never met a stranger, Michael fully embraced his 48 years on earth and leaves behind a legacy of loving his neighbor as himself and loving his God with all his heart, mind, soul and strength.

Michael was born in Jacksonville, Texas  on the 15th day of June 1972, to parents Travis Moore and Ruth Ann Holt Moore. Michael received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Tyler and was a teacher by heart and profession. Michael’s passion was to teach and preach the Word.  To say Michael loved the Lord would be an understatement.  Michael lived as the Lord commands in Mark 12:30, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”  This is the passage that Michael centered his life around.  Michael was currently the pastor of New Bethlehem Baptist Church in Cut and Shoot, Texas.  He also preached the gospel at various churches in Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi.  Michael will be greatly missed by many people in various states.  

Michael leaves behind a multitude of loved ones including his wife of 22 years, Cheri Moore; parents, Travis and Ruth Moore of Keller; father-in-law, Charlie Dale Easterling and wife Janie; mother-in-law, Sandra Lou Black of Nacogdoches; son, Jonathan Moore; sisters, Angela Ray and husband Raymond of Lewisville, Kelli Saltzman and husband Brian of Keller; and other family and a host of friends.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o’clock until eight o’clock in the evening, on Friday, the 8th day of January 2021 at Rhone Funeral Home.

Graveside services to celebrate Michael Moore’s life are to be conducted at ten o’clock in the morning, on Saturday, the 9th day of January 2021 at Guiceland Cemetery in Grapeland, Texas.  Bro Lynn Stroud and Bro. Terry Gibson will be officiating.

Those honored to serve as honorary pallbearers are Justin Bachman, Kenneth Rodgers, Danny SyFrett, Bailey Ray, Brian Saltzman, Raymond Ray, Syl Moore, Dale Easterling, and C.D. Walker.

Kindly note that for the protection of all who visit our funeral home, current protocols and guidelines are in place where masks and social distancing are required.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Michael’s memory can be directed towards The Gideons International Processing Center, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.

Graveside services for Michael Moore are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.  

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January 8, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rhone Funeral Home
3900 S. State Highway 19
Palestine, TX 75801

Graveside Service
January 9, 2021

10:00 AM
Guiceland Cemetery
Acr 174
Grapeland, TX 75844

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