Effie Estelle Moses was born in Cape Charles, Virginia on January 14, 1919 to the late Mary and John Moses. Effie departed this life, after a lengthy illness, on Monday, Sept. 19.
Effie had seven siblings; Lucille, Johnny, Victoria, Arenthia, Vasti, Samuel, and Spencer. All of who have preceded her in death.
Effie was educated in Baltimore City Public School System. She served as a Domestic Engineer for many years.
At a young age, she married the late, Vernon Taylor Sr. From this union, five children, Carolyn, Bobby, James, Charles and Howard were born; each child preceded her in death. She later remarried to the late, William Haynie, and from this union one daughter, Jacqueline Haynie-Wynder was born. After her second spouse had passed, Effie married the late, Sylvester White, and of that union two children, Kathy Haynie-Cary and Sylvester Haynie were born. In addition, Effie raised four grandchildren, Sharon, Sherman, aka, Toby, Sabreen and DJ, as her own. Effie was active in church activities. She was a member of Gillis Memorial Church and Wayland Baptist Church. Her church home for more than 25 years is City Temple Baptist Church where she belonged to several organizations, including the American Legion, the Mason, the Elks of the Great Southern Temple No. 30, and Eastern Star.
Effie was always busy. She loved to cook large meals for her family. She also enjoyed playing cards and bingo with friends and of course, she would always win. Her winnings were placed in the Christmas Fund. Each year she would purchase a gift for each family member.
Traveling and giving bus trips were other activities that Effie enjoyed. She took pleasure in attending large affairs where she could dress up. She was known to be a sharp dresser. She wore custom made hats, leather suits and high heeled shoes.
She worked hard to obtain the nice things that she enjoyed. She was outspoken and always spoke with honesty. Those who knew Effie, respected her and held her in high esteem. Many admired her.
Later in life, Effie had a supportive companion, Ervin O. Brown. He would visit regularly or call to check on her. She lived her life the way she wanted. In the words of the late Frank Sinatra, “She did it her way!”
Effie leaves her memory to be cherished by 100 grandchildren; 85 great-grandchildren and 45 great great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.