Ernestine Alice (Allen) Moore
March 18, 1920
December 20, 2021
Ernestine Alice Moore, age 101, took her final earthly breath on December 20, 2021. She lived in Brenham close to most of her family for the past several years.
Ernestine was born March 18, 1920 in Altha, Flordia to Zabra Viola Clemmons and Albert Alonzo Allen who both preceded her in death. She was preceded in death by her two sisters: Edith Peters and Barbara Stewart and her three brothers: Herbert Allen, twin brother Ernest Allen, and Glynn Allen. Her loving husband, Carlton Moore, Jr. and grandson Matt Holmes also preceded her in death.
Stine, as family and friends called her, worked her young years for Western Union Telegraph as a tele-type operator. In later life she worked as a legal secretary. Married years she was involved in Eastern Star, dance clubs, and golf clubs.
She attended and was valedictorian of her senior class at Coffee Springs High School in Alabama. Raised a staunch Baptist, she played the piano at weekly services. Family was very important and loved. Her children include son Gary Holmes and wife Carol Holmes and daughter Elaine (Holmes) Walberg and husband Ron Walberg. Grandkids include Duke Holmes in Houston, Jenny Walberg Patterson, Connie Masterson, and Ronald (Marty) Walberg Jr. in Brenham.
Ernestine loved being with children and especially loved her great grandchildren Lainey, Caitlyn, Emily, and Alice Claire, (her namesake), all of Brenham, TX. Other relatives include numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews mostly in Alabama.
Her main reason to live, she often said, was to make people laugh which happened often with her “boyfriend” saying and many jokes. She never met a stranger and loved people. People enjoyed listening to Ernestine’s mastery on the piano. That was a God given talent of hers. She loved singing and dancing. Her passion was playing golf which attests to her 3 hole in ones.
Memorial service will be held at Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833 on Wednesday December 29 at 2 p.m. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Private burial will be at a later date in Houston, TX at Woodlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Bellville Amedisys Hospice or Brenham United Methodist Church.