OBITUARY

Musa S. Hanania

March 29, 1946August 3, 2018
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Musa “Moses” Hanania, (72), of Smyrna, GA passed away on Friday, August 3 after a two year battle with cancer.

Friends may pay respects August 8 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Sandy Springs Chapel. The funeral mass will be held at 10:00am at St. Thomas The Apostle Church August 9. Interment to follow at Arlington Memorial Park.

Moses was born in Jerusalem, to Salameh Hanania and Helen Farrah. He graduated from College des Freres. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by Alice Spandouis. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Rose, and his children, Salameh (Sam), Helen, and Mary. He was a proud grandfather of three to Alexandria, Laila, and Sofia.

Moses was a dedicated father and grandfather, who also shared his life with many extended family members. Moses founded Consolidated Tours Organization, Inc., a business which was his pride and joy for 43 years. As a leader in the tour operation industry, Moses helped give people wonderful memories and experiences abroad. Moses was a generous person to everyone he met and oftentimes he and his business associates became lifelong friends. If you knew Moses, words cannot begin to encompass everything he was in life. His loss is a deep and heavy sadness that will be felt by many, but he will be remembered for his love, faith, kindness, intellect, and unending generosity.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Viewing Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Graveside Commital Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Reception Thursday, August 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Musa S. Hanania

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Laila Allen

September 8, 2018

On 8/3/18, the best grandfather ever passed away. He was and will always be my best friend and I miss him so much. He did whatever it would take to make his grandchildren happy. Seedo was and still is a huge inspiration to others. He is even inspiration to me by all of things he has done throughout his life that I have heard from others and from what I have seen. Seedo was a hard worker and whatever he would set it mind too, he was always dedicated to accomplish his goal. He always told me that education comes first before anything else, and for me to work really hard in school so that I can live my best life in the future. Im so blessed that I was able to have such an amazing grandfather in my life. I miss you and ringing your door bell when I would get to your house and you would open it and I would see a huge smile on your face. I love you so much number one! Thank you for everything!

Chahine Hanania

August 12, 2018

Ahmed Hashem

August 11, 2018

From Egypt , sending all my sincere condolences to Hanania Family for your big loss.
As a young tour guide, I will never forget Mr Moses advises and teaches in business and more in life during his visits to Egypt.
He was very wise and generous, May the soul of Moses rest in peace.
الله يرحمك و يجعل مثواك الجنه .
Ahmed Hashem

Calvin McKinney

August 9, 2018


Deepest condolences to the family of a beloved brother and friend, who gave his life serving others. On behalf of the National Baptist Convention, USA Inc., Dr. Jerry Young, President, we thank you for sharing his life and his work with us as a denomination for many years.

Dr. Calvin McKinney
General Secretary
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

Anthony Browder

August 9, 2018

I have had the privilege of knowing Moses and having him coordinate my annual
study tours to Egypt for 31 years. I was introduced to him by our dear Brother Asa Hilliard, who also traveled with Moses for over three decades. Moses and I were with Asa when he made his last public appearance in Aswan Egypt on August 7, 2007.

Moses was one of the earliest supporters of the ASA Restoration Project and has supported our excavations in Egypt for a decade. I am saddened by the fact that my work in Egypt prevents me from being with the family as Moses is being funeralized but I take comfort in the fact that I spoke with Moses before my departure to Egypt and that, two weeks ago, when his daughter Mary shared news of our recent discoveries he smiled and said, “We made History.”

Yes, we’ve made history because of the generous support of souls like Moses.

I know that with both Moses and Asa supporting us from the Ancestral realm, more discoveries will be made that will benefit our communities for generations to come.

I know that the Spirit of Moses will be with Mary as she leads Consolidated Tours into the future, and we will be by her side every step of the way.

We offer our unwavering love and support to the Hanania Family in their time of grief.

Respectfully,

Anthony T. Browder

KOFI GHANSAH

August 9, 2018

Greetings from Accra,Ghana. Ghana has lost a great man .
On behalf of my family and My company TOURWORLD TOURISM SERVICES LTD . We send our sympathy and condolences to Consolidated Tours Organization Atlanta and the Hanania Family for a great loss .
I meet Moses for the first time in Accra Ghana in 1998. Subsequently he invited me to Atlanta in 1999and 2004.

As Tour Guide I was swept away from my feet by his friendship, kindness, openness and personality.
Since 1998 I established a bond and became part of his family and Company Consolidated Tours Organization.

I am very proud of this great man who has became my employer, mentor and Inspiration over the years .
Ghana has lost a gaint in Tourism, I have lost a great man, an employer, a friend who was a pioneer of Tourism in Ghana.
He changed the phase and lifted Tourism in Ghana to another height.

A great man has fallen,. A great man has gone to the village. A great man has finished his race.

Demirafa Due, Demirafa Due, Demirafa Due iiiiii.
MOSES HANANIA REST IN PERFECT PEACE

Marwan Khatib

August 8, 2018

Musa tried kicking me out of the 6th grade seat next to his by widening the stance of his legs to let me know it. I asked if he was having a baby. He laughed, allowed me the only seat remaining in the classroom and promised to kick my butt at recess.
At recess we shared a snack and since then, September 1959, we have never been apart in heart & mind.
We'd be miles & years away then meet like it was minutes ago.
Musa I miss you sooooo much.
Always will... Till we meet again.

الله يرحم روحك اللي روحي فيها ويجمعني بيك في مكان بنحبه.

Antoinette Bryant

August 8, 2018

To the Hanania Family,

Moses nurtured my inquisitiveness to the "Wonders of the World" through his many trips around the world. He was truly an ambassador for all the countries I visited. I will miss his booming voice, his education and his wisdom. May God continue to wrap His loving arms tightly around you during this time.....and in the future.

Antoinette Bryant

Deacon Tom & Mary Jane Fox

August 8, 2018

Dear Mrs. Hanania, Sam, Mary and family; our deepest condolences!
We will never forget Moses! I (Mary Jane) remember the lengthy phone conversations about the Holy Land & hearing about his vast travel experiences. He would console me when I expressed my frustrations about the dire situation of the Christians living in the Holy Land. He had a lot of wisdom!
We remember his professional care and concern when he flew to Greece during our very first pilgrimage to assure all went well; he really cared.
Moses was a true gentleman. He has left an imprint in our hearts and we believe he has made a difference in the lives of many.
While our hearts are heavy and we are sad - we have faith and hope, believing he is with God.
Sam and Mary,
Tom and I admire your family unity and love for each other. This and your faith will sustain you.
We are praying for you all everyday. May the soul of Moses rest in peace, he has reached his final destination - the Heavenly Jerusalem!
Love, Mary Jane and Deacon Tom Fox,
San Antonio, Texas

Barbara King

August 7, 2018

Moses was one of my best friends. Our ministry went on many trips out of the US.
He always saw to it that we had the best of everything as we traveled. He was friendly, kind and compassionate. I never traveled with anyone except Moses. I will miss his wonderful stories he shared and his physical presence but I know his soul is with God. I pray for his family that they shall be comforted during their days of grief., especially who had the responsibility of managing in his absence. We love you Moses.