Samatha “Mae” Brewer Moore (Sign Guestbook)

Samatha “Mae” Brewer Moore, 83, formerly of LaFollette, Tennessee, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at The University of Tennessee Hospital. Mae was a devout Christian of the Baptist faith. She was an active member of Indiana Avenue Baptist Church in LaFollette where she was church Treasurer for over 20 years. Mae also served her church for many years as a Sunday school teacher. She retired in May of 2017 from the Campbell County Board of Education after almost 30 years. Mae’s passions first and foremost were her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, her precious children and grandchildren who were her legacy, and her family and friends. She was dearly loved by all who knew her as one of the gentlest and kindest of souls. Mae was preceded in death by her parents, Milburn Conard Brewer and Reecy Elizabeth Lyons Brewer, 11 of her brothers and sisters, and husbands Manuel Harlow Smith, Jr. and Henry Moore. She is survived by daughters Lisa Kelly (Pete) of Indianapolis and Kelli Woods (Steven McCoy) of Lenoir City. Grandchildren Zack Benge, Andy Benge (Channing), Tudie Kelly, Maddie Woods, Garrett Woods, and Masyn McCoy. Step-daughter Teresa Jester of New Castle, IN, step-grandchildren Tanene Erb (Ted), Darren Jester (Rushelle), and Kimberly Jester. Several step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of special friends. Visitation will be Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 1:00pm-3:45pm at Gentry-Griffey Funeral Chapel in Knoxville with funeral immediately following. Graveside services will be Monday, March 12 at 11:00am at Highland Memorial Cemetery, also in Knoxville. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Moore family and invites you to view and sign their online guestbook below.

23 guestbook entries for “Samatha “Mae” Brewer Moore”:

  1. Cecilia (Burnett) Kitchens says:

    So sorry to hear about your mother. The Burnett family loved her.

    • Lisa Kelly says:

      Thank you so much, Cecilia. Mama’s loss has had a profound effect on our entire family. Please keep us in your prayers.

      Lisa and Kelli and families

  2. Donnie Kitts says:

    All my Love and prayers to Lisa and Kelli

    • Lisa Kelly says:

      Thank you, sweet cousin and thank you so much for coming to Mama’s services. Always remember that she loved you very much, Donnie. ❤💔

  3. Charles and Irene Taylor says:

    Charles and I are heart broken. Mae was like a sister to Charles and I. Our kids and my sisters and brothers loved her so much. She was a prayer warrior who I always called when we needed special prayers.
    When Mae had Kelli, I was the first to feed her her bottle, the first to bathe her and the first to feed her solid food. I work in OB nursery and it had been some years since she had did this with Lisa. I promised her I would help her during the days when she came home. We had the best of times. We will really miss her.
    Mae was a great mentor and loved reading and studying the Bible. We loved her and all you kids, grandkids. You are our family in every way
    Please let me know what we can do to help.
    Love you. Uncle Charles and Irene.

    • Lisa Kelly says:

      Our family was so glad to get to visit with you and Charles after Mama’s burial, Irene. As Kelli told you, y’all are like our second parents and you both mean the world to us and our families. Please keep us in your prayers as we try to heal from her devastating loss. We love y’all very much. ❤

  4. Wendy Huckaby says:

    My heart is broken here on earth for the loss of Mae but I know the Angels were singing when she went to heaven . I have had some great and funny times with Mae . Love you Mae

    • Lisa Kelly says:

      Thank you, Wendy. Mama loved having you for a boss and absolutely adored her job at the school. She was our earthly angel and there is no doubt in our minds that she is rejoicing in Heaven now. She was an integral part of our family’s daily lives and we are still reeling from her loss. Thank you so much for coming to her services. Please continue to pray for our family.

  5. Bill and Jeannie Pyle says:

    So sorry for your loss. Mae was a hard worker and a selfless, giving, wonderful woman. You all will be in our prayers.

    • Lisa Kelly says:

      Thank you so much, Bill and Jeannie. Mama loved her job and working with all of you every day. Please keep our family in your prayers as we try to heal from her sudden loss.

      Lisa and Kelli and families

  6. Marquita Goins says:

    One of the sweetest ladies I have been blessed to know. We had our morning routine every morning. I would ask Grandmaw what’s for supper? And she would tell us. Love you sweet Mae.

    • Lisa Kelly says:

      Thank you for your kind words and especially for your friendship with our mama, Marquita. You probably don’t remember me, but you and I attended high school together at CCHS. Mama was truly a special woman and all who knew her knows she is standing beside Jesus today but her loss has left a profound effect on our family. Please keep us in your prayers.

      Lisa and Kelli and families

  7. Jimmy& Callie Davis says:

    We are so sorry to hear this about your mother. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️

    • Lisa Kelly says:

      Thank you for your prayers, Jimmy and Callie. We appreciate them so very much! ❤

      Lisa and Kelli and families

  8. Pansey Meade says:

    Such a sweet and lovely woman. Will be missed greatly.

    • Lisa Kelly says:

      Thank you for your kind words about our precious mama, Pansey. She spoke of you often and enjoyed working with you at school. Please pray for our family.

      Lisa and Kelli and families

  9. Joy Bennett says:

    So sorry in the loss of your precious Mother, grandmother. She was truly a godly inspiration to all who knew this precious lady…Mae will forever live on in our hearts and wonderful memories..praying for the family…Joy Evans Bennett…

    • Lisa Kelly says:

      Ohhh, Joy…the pain in our hearts from her loss is unbearable. We know in our heads that she is happy to be in her Heavenly home but her loss has left us despondent at times. She loved you so much and for so many years. Please pray for us, sweet friend. We love you. ❤💔

      Lisa and Kelli and families

  10. Jodi (Brantley) Whalen says:

    Lisa, Kelli, and entire family. Please know that my heart is saddened by Mae’s Home-
    going. I do take comfort in knowing that she is with our Heavenly Father, and is so
    rejoicing and praising His name. I also know that she is so happy to see her many family members and friends as well. I will miss her smiling face and the love that she always made available to me. My life has been made better, by knowing her and having her in my life. I will always remember her with love and kindness. Love to you all…

  11. Cloteen Ward says:

    Mae will be greatly missed

  12. Delores and Bob McCulloch says:

    To all of you in MAE’S immediate family….to each of you, our hearts are so saddened by Mae’s passing away….been on lots of picnics with her around birthdays and know what a wonderful christian lady she was….Thank the good Lord above for all the times that you were together as family, which were many…..prayers for all of you in the coming days…..Louise is sad that she can not be with you…Mae was a very close friend to her….having worked together for so many years and then through marriage too…

  13. Kenny & Michelle Hunley says:

    Lisa and Kelli, our prayers are with you both and the rest of the family during this difficult time. Aunt Mae was a special person and will be missed dearly. I am sorry that we are out of town this week. But we will be with you in thought, prayer and love.

  14. Natalie Harrison says:

    Kelli, your mother had the most beautiful soul! She will be greatly missed!

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