Antoinette M. Holloway, of Bettendorf, Iowa, passed away surrounded by love and close family on June 1, 2022, at Ridgecrest Village, Davenport, Iowa.
Homegoing services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Grace City Church, 1925 5th Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois, with The Rev. Dwight L. Ford officiating. Cremation has taken place at Trimble Crematory, Moline, under the direction of Trimble Funeral Home.
Antoinette M. Holloway was born, number 8 in birthing order, on February 12, 1964, in Friars Point, Mississippi, the daughter of Ethel Lee Jr. and Cordelia Moore. Ann was a 1982 graduate of West High School.
She received her Secretarial Certificate from AIC Community College in 1988. Ann also served as Secretary on the committee board for T.K. Anderson, who was running for Scott County Board of Supervisors. She was employed by Days Inn & Suites, and later employed by the Waterloo Community School District, until her health no longer permitted her to work.
As a child she began directing the children’s choir at Temple Baptist Church, and blessed by God she was advanced to head director of the Joys of Temple Adult choir for many years. Ann would later move her membership, and then use her gifts there. She also served as Executive Director of The African American Heritage Center under President Kenneth Wilmington.
Those left to cherish her memory are her adopted parents, Evangelist Alma Ford and Elder Ford of Bettendorf, Iowa; four children, Lonieka T. Moore, and Milton A. Wells, Jr., both of Davenport, and Ashley D. Moore, and Thaddeus Moore, both of Bettendorf; God-daughters, Adrienne France-Moore of Moline, Lavonda Miller of Michigan City, Indiana; Godson, Terrel Wilder of Des Moines, Iowa; sisters, Betty Elsy of Rock Island, and Clementine Malone of Fairfield, California; brothers, Thaddeus Earl Moore, Levi Moore, and Daniel Webster Moore, all of Davenport, and Ethel Lee Moore of Detroit, Michigan; her lifelong friend, Tina Hayes of Southfield, Michigan; grandchildren, Terry, Elijah, Cheriah, Timiyah, Anastaziyah, and Ashlynne Moore, Aja Trice Page, Ariel Trice-Taylor, David Corley, Milton Wells III, and Mar’Sean Edwards, all of Davenport; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Terry; a grandson, Emir Asaad Jai’lon; grandparents, Sallie and Daniel Webster J.C. Moore, Lucille and Ethel L. Sr.; and great-grandparents, Will and Bettie Moore, and John and Catherine Smith.
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