Janet Marie Jones Moore was born on September 4, 1943, in Charles City, VA to the late Christopher and Carrie (Lemon) Jones. On Monday, July 15, 2019, Janet was called home to be with the Lord. She was also preceded in death, by her sister Shirley, and brother Herbert.
At an early age, Janet gave her life to Christ, was baptized, and continued to serve the Lord at Liberty Baptist Church.
In 1961, Janet graduated from Ruthville High School and continued to stay active with her Alumni Association. Upon graduating, Janet furthered her education at Keys Business School and began her career with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. In 2005, she retired with 37 years of service from the Reservations Office. During her tenure at Colonial Williamsburg, Janet fell in love and married the love of her life, Tony Mo and for over 50 years, they were inseparable.
Upon retirement, Janet began working part-time at the Charles City Post Office and later served with the Meals on Wheels Program. These positions kept her in touch with friends and neighbors throughout the county and kept her involved in many community activities. During this time, Janet became more active in church activities by joining the choir, where she served as President. You could find Janet on any given day volunteering wherever she was needed in her community, and in Williamsburg.
Her passion was cooking, and everyone in Charles City and Williamsburg knew whenever she cooked, they were invited. Janet’s home served as the entertainment center of her community. Her love for cooking didn’t stop her love for sports. She was a coach for softball, volleyball and bowling teams in the area. Although Janet loved cooking and sports, her deepest love was for children. Her unconditional love for her son, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren was never a question. She was truly someone who would take the “shirt off her back” for them.
Janet was all about family, and her heart was bigger than anyone ever knew. She sponsored many bus trips for the children during the summer months and made sure there was plenty of dancing going on at the Youth Center for them to enjoy.
Janet leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Charles “Tony Mo”; son, Ronald J. Moore (Tracy); stepdaughter, Bridgette Walker (Sherrod); four grandchildren, Roneisha, Ron, Jr., Sherrell, and Sherrod, Jr.; six great-grandchildren; brother, Donald J. Jones (Lunnette); niece, Lisa Jones Blocker; three nephews, Tony Jones, Rev. Dr. Horatio Wallace and Chad Gilbert;); sister-in-law, Dianne Moore Gilbert; brothers-in-law, Donald P. Moore and Larry J. Moore; a special member of the family, Kevin Lipscomb; and a host of other relatives and friends we call “Family”.
A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Liberty Baptist Church, Charles City. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends to assemble by 11:30 a.m. at the church. Mrs. Moore may be viewed in the church on Tuesday beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of her service.
As Tuesday, July 23rd approaches, the family and friends will gather to say farewell to our Lady, Tony’s “Sweet Thing”, while always remembering her life, those she loved and her passions. We give God all the Glory and Honor for giving us Janet, as we will continue to honor her legacy. She lives on in each of our hearts.
Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting's Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011. whitingsfuneralhome.com
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