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Mollie E. Pelmore-Stone

Mollie E. Pelmore-Stone, affectionately known as “Ma,” was the fourth child born to the union of the late Jimmie and Joanner Spiller-Pelmore on July 2, 1926, in Hollandale, MS. Mollie has been an Illinoisan since 1946 raising a family of nine children. Later on in life, she opened up her home and adopted three more children. Ma raised several grandchildren as her own, special mention Renee Evans, Donna Green, Anthony Pelmore, Marla Bramley, Tyno Wicks, Knichola Stone, Aleya Douglas, Harrison Stone and Julius Stone.

Being obedient to the words of the Lord, Ma accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church Champaign, IL. She was a dedicated and faithful employee of Kraft Foods for over 25 years. After retiring from Kraft, Ma spent her time traveling, taking care of others, and preparing for the annual Pelmore Picnic. Ma was a strong and hard-working woman, a value she instilled in all those around her. There will never be another person in this world like Ma. The hole left by her absence is impossible to fill.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Ma went home to be with the Lord.

God blessed Ma to witness five generations while on this earth. Mollie is survived by one brother - M.D. Pelmore; nine children - Luedella Harris, Mae Pelmore, Steve (Yvonne) Pelmore, Glen Johnson, Gloria (Punkin) Stone, SGT. Dexter Stone, Martha Stone, Michelle Moutry-Stone and Aquelle Moutry-Stone; goddaughters - Latoya Foster and Kareen Weatherall; special daughters - Verna Jackson, Natdell Stone and Kimberly Dupont. A host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers – Sylvester, Leroy and William Pelmore; sisters – Lue Ethel Hinds, Elizabeth Johnson, and Nellie Smith; daughters - Louise Stone, Ann Stone-Lemons and Melody Stone-Rose; sons - Charles Sturies and Miguel Moutry-Stone.

Another chapter in the life of Mollie E. Pelmore-Stone is now complete, and a new one has begun. We will see you again Ma, after the trumpet sounds, so go on and take your rest. We love you Ma, but God loved you best.