Moree Elnita Efird Poe, 78 of Siler City passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at First Health Hospice in Pinehurst.
Moree was born in Guilford County on September 13, 1942, the second daughter of Martin Luther and Elna McMillan Efird.
She was a charter member of Fellowship Baptist Church where she taught Ladies and Children's Sunday School for several years; and volunteered at Grace Haven School. Moree was employed by Sprint Telephone Company (formerly Carolina & United), her first job out of high school until her retirement in 2000. After retirement, she volunteered at the ReachOut Crisis Pregnancy Center for Chatham and Lee Counties, eventually becoming the Client Services Director. She later volunteered with the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Alamance County. For many years she was involved with the N.C. Baptist Men and made many mission trips to volunteer in disaster relief. She enjoyed reading, and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Linuel Efird; and sister, Anna E. Wray.
She is survived by her children, Michael Poe of Carthage, Tonya Baker (Jerry) of Broadway, Kevin Poe (Marsha) of Siler City, and Kristy Harris (Chad) of Graham; sisters, Donna E. Elmore (Harold) of Greensboro, Sandra E. Allen of Longview, TX, Betty E. Johnson (Charlie) of Cary; sister-in-law, Dorothy Efird of Siler City, two "adopted" daughters, Renee Haugh and Rachel Cridland; grandchildren, Jerry Lee, Leighanna, Jessica, Tayler and Chloe; and great granddaughter, Niahley.
Moree will Lie in Repose on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 1:00-5:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Ave., Siler City. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery, 120 Fellowship Church Rd., Siler City with Rev. Jason Golden and Rev. Brian Biggers officiating. The family request that masks be worn during the service.
Memorials may be made to ReachOut Crisis Pregnancy Center of Lee County, 403 Carthage Street, Sanford, NC 27330 or Samaritan's Purse, www.samaritanspurse.org or Gideons International, www.gideons.org.
Smith & Buckner is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com