Covington Community mourns loss of “Mama D”

Covington Community mourns loss of "Mama D" (Image 1)
Covington Community mourns loss of "Mama D" (Image 1)

COVINGTON (WSLS) The community in Covington came together to remember a woman who many would say give her last dollar to anyone in need.

Dionne Jefferson Moore, known as “Mama D,” died last week before the start of Covington’s High School First round playoff game. Family members say they’ll miss her smile and that she simply loved people.

“She made anybody feel welcomed and happy, I’m not surprised so many people turned out,” Meagan Jefferson, Mama D’s daughter said.

Jefferson said Mama D was a giving person, even giving out money to school kids to they can eat lunch.

“I’ve seen my mom give kids lunch money. It was nothing to her as long as somebody was happy as long as somebody got what they needed she was happy,” Jefferson said.

Family members say Mama D was a happy wife with seven siblings, four children with two grandkids. Keith Moore says his wife was supportive and was the one who held his family together.

“Any situation we need a small intricate part that we needed solved we always went to her,” Moore said.

She was active in sports and the community, and she had a personal relationship with many students at Covington High School where she worked as an administrative assistant.

“Its not just one thing I’m going to miss. Its like overall I’m really going to miss her,” Sa’mone Moore, Mama D’s daughter said.

Dionne Jefferson Moore was only 45 years old when family members said she died of complications of aneurysm. 

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