Dr. Louise “Betty” Elizabeth Moore, 91

by | January 2, 2019 3:14 pm

   Funeral services for Dr. Louise “Betty” Elizabeth Moore, 91, formerly of Stone Mountain, were held Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home. She died Sunday, December 23, 2018, at Brandon Wilde Retirement Center of Evans, where she resided since 2010.

Born to Walter and Marie Moore of Nunez on April 10, 1927, Betty received a B.S. in business administration from Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville in 1948. After a brief career as a merchandise buyer for Rich’s Department Store of Atlanta, she pursued her passion for teaching and completed a M. Ed in Reading Education from Emory University in 1965. In 1968, she received a Spec. Ed. in Curriculum and Supervision from the University of Georgia before returning in 1971 to receive a D. Ed. in Reading Education.

Dr. Moore enjoyed a lucrative career in education where her desire was to instill a love for learning, especially reading, in children and adults. She taught grades one through four and some secondary commercial subjects for Cobb County, Marietta City, and DeKalb County Schools before assuming the position of Assistant Director and eventually, Director of DeKalb County Reading Center. In August 1983, she was promoted to the DeKalb County Board of Education as Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services and Supporting Programs. She completed her career in this position while DeKalb County Schools were ranked 2nd in the nation for education. Upon retirement, Dr. Moore volunteered as an adult literacy teacher.

In addition to serving as an educator, Mrs. Moore served on the Board of Directors for Fern bank Science Museum. She enjoyed hosting Bridge parties and continued to play until last year. She was a member of Smoke Rise and Mountain Shadow Community Clubs.

As an active member of Stone Mountain United Methodist Church, Betty served in many capacities including Sunday school teacher. She was also an active member of many professional and academic organizations including, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Alpha Delta Kappa, as well as several local, state, and international reading associations and state and national associations for education supervision and curriculum development. She was also, a member of Association for Childhood Education and DeKalb and Georgia Associations of Educators.

Along with her patients, she was preceded in death by her brother, Walter “Jack” Moore, and her husband of 58 years, Robert “Kelsey” Moore.

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Mildred Moore; niece, Nancy (Barry) Mauldin of Appling; and nephew, Tim Moore;  in addition to three great-nieces, Abby, Emily, and Kelsey Mauldin of Appling; and one great-nephew,

Cody Moore of  Appling.

Pallbearers were Tim Moore, Cody Moore, Lige Moore, Courtney

Terwilliger, and Barry Mauldin. John Terwilliger delivered the committal.

If lieu of flowers and if so desired, donations in Moore’s memory may be made to the Nunez Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1145, Swainsboro, GA, 30401.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.

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