Lillian S. Moore



Lillian Mae Smith Moore, 89 of Mamers, NC, died November 25th, 2017. A native of Harnett County she was the daughter of Louis Bethea Smith and Flora Mae Black Smith. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband William Oscar Moore; her brothers Robert “Bobby” and Roosevelt Smith.

Lillian is survived by her daughters, Kay Dreyer and husband Larry of Georgia, Dixie Pegram and husband Eddie of Sanford. Son, Willie Moore and wife Linda of Kannapolis. Five grandchildren, Erika Dreyer Lee and husband Randy of Georgia, Daniel Moore of Kannapolis, Elizabeth “Beth” Moore of Kannapolis, Sharon Pegram of Knightdale and Jonathan Pegram of Sanford. Three great-grandchildren, Brooke, Gavin, and Harper Lee or Georgia. Sisters, Christine Vinson of Autryville, Jean Upchurch of Broadway, and Vivian Smith Rainbolt of Broadway. Brother, James Smith of Lillington.

The family will receive friends Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 1:30 to 2:45 PM at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home, Lillington, N.C. The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 PM in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, 6670 Old US 421, Lillington, NC 27546.

Lillian was well known in the Mamers’ area for owning and operating Moore’s Grill, with her husband for more than thirty years. The grill was a staple in the area and it was here that many life-long friends were made. As well as being known for good food, it became the local gathering place for all. She was a lover of music particularly gospel and big band. Her children were never surprised when she would break out into a dance and teach her children the hula, shimmy, and Charleston being some of her favorites.

Lillian was also a faithful servant of God. She was active in Woodside Methodist Church, as a Sunday school teacher and helped with many projects for several years. Later she attended Northwood Temple in Fayetteville. While attending a three-day seminar at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK, Lillian received her prayer language, and became a prayer warrior for God. She would also often open her home to family and friends for Bible study.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials can be made out to Antioch Baptist Church, PO Box 525, Mamers, NC 27552.