Staff Sgt. Emanuel Moten

Published 3:45 pm Thursday, March 24, 2016

Staff Sgt. Emanuel Moten of Fayetteville, NC passed on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at his home. Emanuel “Mo” Moten was born November 24, 1953 in Austin, TX to Dorothy Mae (Berry) Moten and the late Richard Young Moten, Sr. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1972. After graduation he joined the United States Armed Services. He retired after 25 years of honorable service at the rank of Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. He worked as a Correctional Office with N.C. Department of Corrections until his illness.


He is preceded in death by his father; sister, Brenda and brother, Michael Moten.

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He is survived by his beloved wife, Sarah Dianna (Francois) Moten; mother, Dorothy Mae Moten; children, Torrey Perry, Sr. (Farrina), Robert Perry, Jr. (Barbara), Joshua White (Ginger), Christina White and Victoria Francois; sisters Connie James (Ray) and Stacey Richardson (Benny); brothers Richard Jr., Harold Sr., Kenneth Moten, Jeffery Moten (Demetra) and Randy Moten (Joyce); 16 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Ruby and Pauline Francois, Florence Francois-Swan; brothers-in-law, Edmond Francois (Barbara), Henry Francois, Jr. (Carolyn), Christopher Francois; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel with visitation from 9 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.