Eleanor Moore was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 9, 1933, to the proud parents of Frank and Geraldine Smith. To this union two children were born with Eleanor being the oldest.
At an early age, in Des Moines, Eleanor received Christ as her Personal Savior and was baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Eleanor received her education in the New York and Des Moines public school district.
In 1949, Eleanor married Raymond Allen and to this union two beautiful baby girls, Pat and Delta were born.
While Eleanor was enjoying motherhood, her parents moved to Los Angeles, California in 1949.
Due to the fact that Raymond enlisted in the Army, Eleanor wanted to be closer to her parents. Therefore in 1951, Eleanor decided to relocate to Los Angeles, California.
After Eleanor settled in Los Angeles, she attended a Methodist Church within the Los Angeles District. In 1955, Eleanor was blessed with another beautiful baby girl, Valencia. In 1956, Eleanor married George B. Countee. To this union three beautiful children were born, Michael, Stacy and Elaine.
Eleanor was a very talented woman who was a jack of all trades, you name it and Eleanor could do it, from reupholstering furniture, fixing anything that was broken to sewing clothes. Eleanor truly enjoyed sewing her daughter’s dresses for Easter. Eleanor would sew all night so that the dresses would be ready for Easter on Sunday Morning. Putting a smile on her daughter’s faces with their new dresses truly warmed Eleanor’s heart.
Eleanor enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. Eleanor had many grandchildren who had an on-going spat about who was her favorite. Eleanor called her grandchildren “Sugar Lump.” Each grandchild adamantly claimed they were the only “Sugar Lump.” Now the question is, who is the real “Sugar Lump”? Well, it’s now time to reveal the true “Sugar Lump.” “Sugar Lump” is the name for each and every one of her grandchildren, therefore all of Eleanor’s grandchildren were her favorite.
Eleanor was a kind, sweet, friendly woman who never met a stranger. Eleanor would speak and talk to everyone. Family members would ask her if she knew that person, Eleanor would say, “No, I was just talking with them.” She was simply just a kind, approachable person. She treated everyone like a friend.
In 1981, Eleanor married Claude Moore, better known to all as the Emphasis “Moe.” They remained faithful to each other until the Lord called Moe home in March of 1992.
Eleanor worked at Eldons Toy Factory and retired from Home Base in January 1997.
In 2004, Eleanor met Michael Monroe, her companion for many years. They remained together until the Lord called her home.
Only July 22, 2019, the Lord looked down and said, “Eleanor, it is now your time to have everlasting peace.” Eleanor heard the Lord’s voice, accepted his call and peacefully flew away where she was reunited with her parents, Frank and Geraldine; husband Moe; brother Steven Smith and Gary Grayson, who all preceded her in death.
Eleanor leaves to cherish her memory to her children, Patricia Fike, Delta Cole (Charles), Valencia Cox (John), Michael Countee, Stacy Countee (Janice) and Elaine Marbory (Keith); siblings, Don Smith, Frank Smith Jr. (Gay), Judith Carver and Mary Grayson (Tatieanna); grandchildren Traci, Toni, Metra, Tametcia (James), Umbahji, Yvonna (Ed Roger), Aisha, Stephen, Alexa, Jihan, Justin (Carly), Ashely and Amanda and Kyle; great grandchildren Evan, Amecia, Asanti, Jeremiah, Jennifer, Brooklyn, Justice, Jorie, Eleeshah, Edvin and Elahnee; great great grandchildren, Marley Kash, and Isaiah; as well as additional relatives and friends.