Condolences/ Christina Johnson My heart goes out to the family and friends of Rev James Moore. I just happened to run into ths site and im glad that I did. I never met the Rev. But I remember seeing him sing a long time ago on "saturday night sing" bobby jones OR some gospel show....and I cant remember what he sung brought me to tears and I was A little girl now im 27 with children....I wish I could remember the song because it truly touched my heart. May god continue to comfort and give you peace that surpasses All understanding. Lift up your eyes unto the hill from whence commeth your help, ALL of your help commeth from the lord.
We are left with a wonderful legacy of many songs and music; we're thankful and blessed.
Missed But will NEVER be Forgotten! / Benjamin "Benji" Cone, III (Nephew) Rev. James Moore was like an uncle to me. While working at the Malaco Music Group, I had the pleasure of working with and sometime accompanying Uncle James at conventions and concerts. I gave my heart to Christ at Rev. Moore's live recording with the Mississippi Mass Choir at Jackson State University. Several years later, Rev. Moore gave me and my choir our first break as backup artists on Bryan Wilson's 3rd project. He trained me how to be a God fearing artist and taught me not to make the mistakes he made in the industry. He also gave me and my choir a chance to be apart of his last project (Family and Friends Live In Detroit). Boy, I wish he could see me now! For on February 25, 2006, I did my first project on the same label that he was signed. many people don"t know but Uncle Jame called me two days before he died. He told me that he had a cold that he was trying to shake and that he was on his way to Jackson at the end of the week. Little did I know that would be the last time that I would ever talk to him. He was a GREAT friend and I shall NEVER EVER forget him. He is part of the reason I am where I am today. See you in the Rapture, Uncle James!
LOVE/ Carmen Owens (Christian/Big Mt. Zion ) After Rev.Moore's death their were many memorials and people saying how they will "never forget him" and "we are going to do this" and "do that" to keep his legacy alive. A lot of positive statements were made in the height of emotion. But now years and years later , people have moved on and I don't even see half of all I heard was suppose to happen. True love is not just good sounding words, but embeded deep down in the HEART and it doesn't disappear in time. Christians should know better than to believe 'out of sight, out of mind' Sprits are all around us, and they know who has not even so much as thought about them since they left the earth, now that they are not here to do anything for you anymore. Which of your loved ones birthday do you remember and acknowledge on that day? anniversary? or event that was special to them? Forgotten all about it? or You just don't have time to think about it? They're gone now so why bother? The spirit of your loved ones see you and they know when they are on your heart and mind. This is not right after the funeral, so that lets me know that this is LOVE for Rev. Moore.
More than a voice / Randy Grigsby (Assc.) Rev. Moore ministered the word to the masses in song, and he should be remembered for spreading the word and not just for the tone of his voice. He blessed many because of the "WORD"
People have needs at various times / Sis. Mary Blanks (Living Springs MBC ) We can all help with resolving issues through sharing, but among the black church it has always been seen as 'letting people in our business' Many are hurting and could be helped simply by talking it out, but we fear that others will tell what they know, so we keep it inside and walk with unresolved issues for long periods of time. This page may have been intended to keep Rev. Moore's legacy alive, and I agree that it should be kept alive, but I know without a shadow of a doubt, that the heart of someone who stops here will begin to heal after sharing and receiving here. We can intend to have a specific purpose for something, but then it can end up going in a completely different direction.
This is interesting / Brother Charles There are varied opinions on this page but everyone seems to be in agreement on the purpose of writing here. This is very interesting being that Rev. Moore passed away some time ago. When a person first leaves, everyone even those who didn't particulary care for the person will pay their respects. I must say to see people writing now truly intriques me. I really wonder if this page came years after for someone who was not "famous" would all these church people take the time to stop and write? We all have aunts, mothers, mothers in the church or someone who was great in our lives , so why don't more of us honor and remember them? I love this entire 'library of life' concept and I hope the writers on this page will utilize it to honor their loved ones.
Prayer/ Sis. Gretta Cameron (Word Bible Ctr. ) Lord, THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO REMEMBER THE LABOR OF THOSE WHO WORKED IN YOUR VINEYARD, FOR WE KNOW THAT JUST AS WE MUST REPORT AND DO A GOOD JOB FOR OUR EMPLOYERS DOWN HERE, STEADY DEDICATED WORK IS REQUIRED BY YOU, AND ON THOSE HARD DAYS WHEN WE DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING ANYTHING THE LOVE THAT WE HAVE FOR YOU IS WHAT MOTIVATES US. THANK YOU FOR EVEN ALLOWING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE YOU, WE ARE ON THIS PAGE TO GIVE CREDIT WHERE IT IS DUE AND TO ADD OUR BLESSINGS TO THE LEGACY OF YOUR LABORER REV. MOORE, SURELY IF YOU GIVE YOUR REWARDS FOR GOOD WORKS, THE LEAST WE CAN DO IS RECOGNIZE THOSE WORKS. CONTINUE TO LET THE DIVINE PURPOSE OF THIS PAGE GO FORTH. WE ASK THESE THINGS IN THE NAME OF JESUS. AMEN
Giving honor / Bro. Fred Downing There should'nt be a problem with giving honor to another man for his good works. There is nothing wrong with brotherly love. Rev. Moore was great and his songs moved my heart, just listening to the clip on this site moved me. I don't know where brotherly love was lost and began to be looked upon as "gay" but the word commands us to love our brother and we need to get back to the word.
Encouraged/ Bro. Noel Spencer People often give others old inspirational books or peoms, etc. to encourage them. Why wouldn't you tell someone who is trying to make it in the industry and/or who had an illness to look on this story and how Rev.Moore still traveled and pressed on dealing with such a devastating blow in his 30's? Because black people don't do that, most people will just sit around and talk about any gossip you may have heard. When you go into a Chinese resturant, they have their small children working at the register, they stand firm on their beliefs and look to one another and learn from one another. I pay my respects to the legacy of Rev. Moore and hope it lives on.