Sophia Ardella Burton Moore was the sixth of 10 children, born to the late Elder Oreece C. Burton and Missionary Leola Magee Burton, in Bogalusa. She was favored to be named after both her paternal (Sofie) and her maternal (Ardella) grandmothers. She was called home on Monday, May 4, 2020, at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington.
She was loved by many, and she loved people. She had such a kind spirit, and would do whatever she could for people.
Professionally she worked as a Certified Clerical worker, educated at Sullivan Vocational-Technical, and also a Certified Caregiver at Res Care Corporation for many years.
She was a lifetime member of the Lear Hill Church of God In Christ, in Clifton. She loved her church, and supported it on the local, district, jurisdictional, and the national level. She served as the melodious praise and worship leader, choir psalmist, good shepherd coordinator, hospitality worker, and she led the service in the kitchen to ensure that her pastor and first lady, and everyone in attendance were well feed naturally also following their Sunday Worship Services. She acquired this act of servitude following the homegoing of her mother, and she served faithfully until she became visually impaired.
Sophia met and married the love of her life, Darrie Moore, on Oct. 3, 1992. She was an exceptional cook and took great pride in decorating her home, where she and her husband welcomed both family and friends.
Sophia was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Florence M. Haynes and Willistine L. Patterson; one brother, Shadrack Burton; and her grandparents.
She leaves to cherish her memory: one stepson, Markey Henderson; one grandchild; three devoted and loving brothers, Clarence Burton (Barbara), Ezzard O. Burton (Sharon) and Esco E. Burton I (Treana); three devoted and loving sisters, Betty Burton, Priscilla Fondren (Albert) and Trina Waters (Orlando); 22 dearly beloved nieces and nephews; and a host of precious great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, friends, and the Lear Hill Church of God In Christ.
Arrangements are entrusted to Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton. Interment will be in Lear Hill Church Cemetery with Superintendent Leslie Fields Jr. officiating. Sign the guestbook online at www.crainandsons.com.
Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, there will be no physical/public access to this celebration. There will be a private burial, as the family will be practicing social distancing, as everyone’s health is the No. 1 priority.