Willodean Daniel Moss

June 13, 1935May 12, 2013

Willodean Daniel Moss, 77, of Rome, GA, died Sunday, May 12, 2013.

Mrs. Moss was born on June 13, 1935, in Woodland, AL, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Daniel. She was married for 53 years to Paul Judson Moss who died in 2011. She received her BS from the University of Georgia and her MS and EdD from the University of Kentucky. She taught at North Clayton High School, College Park, and was professor at Midway College, Midway, KY, and the University of Kentucky, Lexington. She then served as professor at Berry College, where she was head of Family and Consumer Services. She chaired the development of the sixth year advanced degree in the School of Education. In 1994, she was awarded one of ten awards by the American Home Economics Association as National Leader of the Year.

Mrs. Moss was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rome where she taught Sunday School, served on numerous committees and was an ordained Deacon.

Survivors include one son, Mark Daniel Moss (Kim Miller), Savannah, GA; two daughters, Carri Beth Moss Mahar (William Mahar), St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands, and Amy Lee Moss, Marietta; grandchildren, Daniel Nelson Moss, Savannah, Savannah Lee Ajukwara, Paul Thomas Ajukwara and James Vincent Ajukwara, all of Marietta; a step-grandson, William Mahar (Laura), Mahwah, NJ, step-great grandchildren, Malin Mahar and Laird Mahar, both of Mahwah; one sister, Jan Wilson (Douglas Stump), Marietta; and nieces, Lynn Moss Sanders (Jim), and Trudy Moss, both of Boone, NC.

A memorial service was held Friday, May 17, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Joel Snider officiating. The family received friends at the church following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Foundation, P. O. Box 1189, Rome, GA 30162-1189 or to the Free Clinic of Rome.


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May 30, 2013

I was so fond of your mother and have so many wonderful memories of her as an "older" student at Berry. A few years after my BSHE Ed. graduation, she was my mentor recommending me to the GA Dept. of Education as an Area Consultant for the School Nutrition Program which established me in that profession in which I am still actively involved today even though I retired several years ago. With my encouragement, she developed the MEd degree program at Berry for area School Nutrition Directors of which I was the first to graduate (1988) that met the GA Certification requirements for School Nutrition Directors with many others to graduate in years to come. She was innovative, humorous, dedicated, and a wonderful friend who will be missed by many! I feel so blessed to have known her and your father. Suzanne M. Shropshire

Beth Moss Mahar

May 19, 2013

Thank you so much for your words, Pam, Joy and Samantha. Mom was a beautiful, giving and funny woman and these examples of her kindness mean a lot to us.

May 17, 2013

So saddened to learn of the passing of this wonderful Southern lady. I have such precious memories of her (and your father) during my Berry days. Dr. Moss was a true inspiration to me during my time at Berry and in the 27 years I have taught Family and Consumer Sciences. I often recall advice to gave me during a class or while I worked in her office. Her legacy will live on in all the students she mentored. God Bless this Famiy.

Pam McArthur McClure Teems Class of '84 Canton, GA

Joy Johnson

May 15, 2013

I love your mother. In 1991, I had a very difficult year. Personal issues, health problems and a hard year at work. At the time I also had major responsibility in our professional association. Your Mom, made it her business to make sure it worked out that I just happen to always ride with her to all those meetings, room with her and the list goes on and on. So it seemed I always had a little extra time to rest, had a little extra help with all those boxes and of course I always had someone to make me laugh. I miss her.

Samantha Henderson

May 14, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Dr. Moss made it possible for me to afford to go to Berry College. She was a wonderful mentor and my heart and prayers are with you.