OBITUARY

Jewell F. Moore

December 18, 1918October 27, 2018

Jewell Moore (nee Fowler) was born December 18, 1918, in Sandersville, Georgia. She attended Georgia State College for Women followed by Southen Baptist Seminary, where she met her future husband of 51 years, Raymond Chester Moore. They later returned to Georgia where they got married and he began his career as a minister. Together, they raised two daughters, Janet Moore and Deane Anne Johnson (Moore) and for the next forty years, they served churches in Atlanta, Gainesville, and College Park (he as Minister, and she as Director of Christian Education). Her family jokes that during her years in Christian education she must have produced thousands of church bulletins and may have lived the rest of her life with residual mimeograph ink under her fingernails.

In the early days of her career in Christian education, she was a pioneer as a woman, who worked outside the home, including traveling throughout Georgia, for weeks at a time, conducting Sunday school education.

Even after retirement, Jewell and Raymond continued their ministerial work at South Fulton Hospital, where Raymond was chaplain. And Jewel served the broader College Park community through the Woman’s Club, Operation Clean & Beautiful, and College Park Music Club for Children.

Jewell’s beloved Raymond passed away suddenly on October 28, 1994. Rather than succumbing to her grief, she embraced life by becoming even more involved in the community activities which she had shared with Raymond. And in 2008, her penchant for event planning resurfaced, when she planned her own 90th birthday party, which was attended by 250 of her closest friends. At that time, Jack Longino, the Mayor of College Park, declared December 18 to be “Jewell Moore Day.”

Jewell suffered an unfortunate accident in September 2016, which left her bed ridden for the remainder of her life. Even when faced with this difficult development, Jewell’s spirit and will to live remained unbroken. After months of being transferred between hospitals and senior care facilities, she moved to Sacred Journey Hospice. Always a pioneer and always top of her class, Jewell managed to graduate from hospice in 2017, moving into Safe Haven, a senior living facility, where she would live out the rest of her life, receiving constant loving care from her family, friends and the staff there. Jewell died peacefully at Safe Haven on October 27, 2018.

She is survived and will be missed by her two daughters, Jan and Deane Anne; her three grandchildren, Justin Moore, Aaron Johnson and Rachel Johnson; and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 3 at 2 o'clock at College Park First United Methodist Church. Entombment will be at Arlington Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

Jewell F. Moore

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Mary Ann Ward

November 10, 2018

November 10, 2018

Ms. Jewell Moore was a very well liked individual. I first met her in the sanctuary of College Park 1st United Methodist Church in 2009 shortly after my late brother passed away.

Mary Ann Ward
CPFUMC

Meredith Hodges

November 2, 2018

Not long after I joined College Park First UMC, Miss Jewell asked me to help her start Children's Church. She had this great idea that the kids could leave for part of the service and have their own time to learn about God and scripture, with some art and fun activities. I have to laugh because she asked me to help her, but she was really asking me to do it. :) But, it was totally worth it. I started with three kids, my daughter being one, and it grew to about 10 by the time I handed it off to someone else a few years later.

Miss Jewell was a lovely person and I always enjoyed spending time with her, particularly at her home. I found her to be very inspirational and she had such a kind, compassionate heart. I've tried to write her periodically through the years when she wasn't able to come to church. I'll certainly miss that opportunity and her presence in my life.

Meredith

FROM THE FAMILY