Dolores Moore was born in Harlem, NY to parents, Elouise and Barney Moore.
Dolores relocated to the Bronx, where her rearing continued. She attended
elementary and high school in the Bronx, NY in the 1970s, and it is there where
she met her first love and would be husband and father to her children, Solomon
E. Dawson. Dolores and Solomon shared a strong history and a bond throughout
the years, resulting in their legacy of six children, grand and great-grandchildren.
31 years after their separation, Dolores and Solomon’s love and friendship
remained solidified as they lovingly co-parented their children.
Dolores would share the next chapter and remainder of her life with her
life partner and significant other, Alex Arnold, whom she loved wholeheartedly.
And it is with great difficulty that we share our love letter to our mom, with the
world. We chose to take the liberty to share not just the sentiments of her children,
but the sentiments shared and expressed by others who also experienced her
love and grace in this lifetime.
At the young age of 18, our mother decided to
take on the role of motherhood, welcoming her oldest child into the world.
She was so organically made with love, that she continued on welcoming five
more children into this world. Lois, our mother LOVED HARD and anyone that
was an extension of us, whether family or a friend, she loved you HARD too!
In our hardships during our childhood, she had a giving heart. She often
times gave without having for herself. She made a SAFE SPACE in our little
two bedroom tenement apartment for anyone who came across her doorstep
or windowsill (if you know, you know J). Lois, our mom, was a LOVING
BEING!! It is evident that she had a hand in rearing a community that extended
beyond her blood relatives. She is what is missing in the fabric of today’s
communities. She was the epitome of “it takes a village to raise a child.”
Lois was unapologetically loving, even towards those who were undeserving. She saw NO WRONG in love and life.
We will take the liberty in knowing that anyone who knew her, can attest to her love. She is going to be missed and forever etched into hearts. I am sure that we can all agree that she touched all of our lives in her special way. The take away from her life should be that we go out into this world everyday, being INTENTIONAL in the love we express for those around us.
Dolores leaves behind to celebrate her life: six children, Regina Dawson,
Leticia Moore, Solomon E. Dawson Jr., Tanya Dawson, Emerson T. Moore,
Elouise M. Moore and daughter-in-law, Kesha Dawson; grandchildren, Solomon
A. Moore, Tyshawn B. Moore, Vantasha D.G. Dawson, Dominique Dawson and
Devon Moore, Marquise Southwell, Solomon (lil Solomon) Dawson, Rakye
S. Dawson, Jeshia Dawson, Destiny Dawson, Sidney A. Pierre, Michael W.
Todd Jr., and Miles J. Todd; and 10 great-grandchildren, Majoi Moore, Mason
Moore, Omari King Moore, Malaya Moore, Tyshawn Jr. Moore, Kareem Moore,
Supreme Dawson, Noah Moore, Lelani Moore and Cane Southwell; her brothers,
Eugene Moore, Stanley Moore and Eugene Moore II; sisters, Geneva Moore, Lisa
Moore, Deborah Moore and Anne Moore; and a host of nieces , nephews, family