Eloise M. Culbreth

November 18, 1924November 28, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Eloise Culbreth announces her passing. Eloise, 94, departed this life on November 28, 2018. She was predeceased by her parents Montine Chaires Moore and Luther James Moore, sisters Virginia Boykin and Betty Jean Lee, and brother Luther Moore. She is survived by her sister Kathleen Fletcher. Eloise died as she lived: peacefully and with grace, surrounded by loved ones. She will continue to live in the hearts of her family and will be lovingly remembered by her three daughters, Patricia Gainey (Vic), Cathy Guzzo (Gary), and Becky Hoy (Charlie). Eloise, affectionately known as “Memom”, will also be forever loved and remembered by her six grandchildren, Ross Hinkle, Gina Coffas (Guzzo), Tony Guzzo, Pierce Schuessler, Cory Guzzo and Victoria Mock (Palmer), as well as loved one, Charles Patrick Hoy, and by her three great-grandchildren, and several loving nieces and nephews.

A 5th generation native of Tallahassee, Eloise graduated from Leon High School in 1941, and later went on to attend the Florida State College for Women, where in 1942, she was crowned “Miss Jennie Murphree”. Eloise was a member of First Baptist Church of Tallahassee, and her devout love for the lord was only matched by her abounding love for her family. Anyone who had the opportunity to meet her will tell you that she was the definition of a true southern lady. They just don’t make them like her anymore: reserved, yet ever radiating love, respect, and grace with nothing but good will towards all who had the chance to know her. Though heartbroken, we take great comfort in knowing that she enjoyed a life well lived, and made the world a better place by her presence.

Funeral services will begin at 2:00pm at Chaires United Methodist Church, with a private family burial at Oakland Cemetery in Tallahassee to follow.

Special thanks are in order for all of her caregivers, especially those at Big Bend Hospice. Please consider a donation to the incredible institution of Big Bend Hospice in lieu of flowers.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Eloise M. Culbreth

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Faith Moore Coomes

December 7, 2018

I would like to extend my condolences to Eloise's family. She and I were first cousins. I did not know her well because she was much older. I remember how beautiful she was, and how sweet. It's been many, many years since I've seen her. My father, Clarence Moore, was one of L.J.'s younger brothers. When I was growing up, we lived one mile from their home on Chaires Road. God bless to all of you.
Faith Moore Coomes