Martha Ann Moore

  • Born: December 20, 1951
  • Died: June 27, 2014
  • Location: Macomb, Michigan

Lee-Ellena Funeral Home

46530 Romeo Plank Rd
Macomb Township, MI 48044
Tel. (586) 412-8999

Tribute & Message From The Family

Martha Ann Moore began her journey of life on the cold day of December 20, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the second of five children born to Ray and Grace Patrick (née Locriccio). To support his growing family, Ray worked as a butcher at a local meat market. After several years, he would open up his own store, the Patrick Market, which was owned and operated by Ray and Grace for many years.

Growing up, Martha was a very intelligent young lady and excelled in school and would graduate from Denby High School in June of 1969. Martha began her further studies at Wayne State University not long after. Her intelligence was only exceeded by her loving maternal side. Even at an early age, she took part in rearing her younger siblings, most notably her youngest brother, Peter. Martha always made a point to let her little brother tag along whenever he wanted to. Whether it was taking him to his first drive-in movie or showing him around Wayne State's campus, Pete was always sure to have a good time with his big sister, Martha.

During this time, Martha would meet and later marry the man who was to become her first husband, Donald Moore. The two were wed in the early 1970's and Martha would put her studies on hold to begin her family which grew to include her children who she loved dearly; Christopher Wayne, Jennifer Ann and Melissa Ann. Though her marriage to Donald would not last, the love they held for their children would stand the test of time.

As a mother, Martha was completely devoted to her children. She encouraged them to do their best and was right there for them whenever they needed the support only she could give. Martha not only encouraged her children verbally. Her actions proved she was one who lived by her belief in constant self-improvement. As her children grew into young adults, Martha decided that it was time to go back to school and accomplish her goal of becoming a Certified Public Accountant. She worked hard at Macomb Community College and later transferred to Walsh College of Accountancy and Business where she earned her Bachelor's of Science in Accounting and later her Master's of Accounting. Martha achieved all of this while holding down a stable home life and working several part-time jobs.

Martha would meet the love of life, Jeffrey Jolly, while an Accountant at the National Association of Investors in 1988. While at work one day, she was experiencing mechanical difficulties with her car, and Jeff, who knew quite a bit about automotive repair, was sent from his office to give her a helping hand. This kind gesture would start a romance between the two that would last the next twenty-six years.

Martha and Jeff would later relocate to Macomb and could not have been happier together. When Martha was not working hard at Geisinger & Dial, she enjoyed taking camping trips with Jeff and her family to multiple areas; from Grand Marais to Lake Port, and Ludington to parts of Canada, Martha did not mind setting up tent an taking in all that beauty that nature had to offer.

When not traveling about, Martha could be found cheering on Jeff and his band, "Those Who Dream," as they performed at local venues or bowling and golfing with the many friends she had made from work. At home, she kept up a beautiful yard and was proud of her landscaping abilities. She was a nurturing grandmother to her grandchildren, Joseph and Jessica, and could not spoil them enough. She loved nothing more than to take them camping with her, spend the day with them at the zoo or get them ready to trick-or-treat on Halloween. After a long day, she would sit back and enjoy a BBC mystery show and maybe a program or two on the Sci-Fi channel as well.

After a battle against cancer, Martha made her transition on June 27, 2014. Though she is gone for now, Martha will forever be remembered for her zest for life and possessing a drive to succeed that was unsurpassable. Her name translated from Aramaic meant "lady" which she truly was in every sense of the word.

She will be greatly missed.

Martha is survived by the love of her life, Jeffrey Jolly; children, Christopher (Christy) Moore, Jennifer Moore and Melissa Moore; grandchildren, Joseph Moore and Jessica Moore; siblings, Sadie (Gary) Winslow, Peter (Georgia Rose) Patrick, William Patrick and many extended loved ones and friends.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Ray Patrick and Grace Patrick and brother, Raymond Patrick.