Celesta (Herring) Moore

March 3, 1937 ~ November 9, 2020 (age 83)


Mrs. Celesta Moore, 83, of Cartersville, Georgia passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.

A GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at OAK HILL CEMETERY, 319 North Erwin Street, Cartersville, Georgia 30120. Due to COVID-19 regulations and guidelines, physical distancing practices will be in place, and MASK ARE REQUIRED for those that will be attending the service. The family is the main concern during this time of bereavement and space will be limited. We have to ensure the family is able to attend the service, so there is a possibility of some friends not being admitted. However, the service will be LIVE-STREAMED.

Celesta was born on March 3, 1937 in Birmingham, Alabama to Lester and Pauline Herring. She received an Undergraduate Degree from Tuskegee University and received a Master's Degree from West Georgia College. Celesta's teaching career started at Summer Hill High School. Summer Hill closed its doors as a high school in 1968 after integration. She then worked in the Cartersville City School System and served as a special education teacher for over 30 years. She also served as School Administrator for Cedar Lake Christian Center in Cedartown. Her final position was as an Associate Pastor at Northside Methodist Church.

Celesta married Leonard Moore, her college sweetheart. They raised three sons, whom she lovingly called "my boys" Leonard Moore, Jr., Gregory Herring Moore, and Daryl Moore.

Celesta had a passion for the Lord and loved Jesus. She served her community as an organizer, activist and committed volunteer. Celesta was also an extraordinary dancer in her younger years teaching young girls in the community the art of modern dance for many different talent shows and pageants throughout the years.

Celesta was preceded in death by her father, Lester, her mother, Pauline, and her husband, Leonard.

She is survived by her three children, Leonard Jr., Gregory and Daryl; her grandchildren, Tamias Ragland, Gerrod Moore, Julian Moore and Maliah Moore; her great-grandchildren, Tamiya Ragland and Deriona Ragland; her sisters, Linda Lamb, Brenda George and Jeanette Aldridge and dozens of cousins, nieces and nephews.

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Graveside Service
November 14, 2020

1:00 PM
Oak Hill Cemetery
319 N Erwin St
Cartersville, GA 30120

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