Dr. Louise Elizabeth “Betty” Moore of Evans, GA, formerly of Stone Mountain, GA went home
to be with her Lord and Savior on December 23, 2018 at Brandon Wilde Retirement Center,
Evans, where she resided since 2010.
Born to Walter and Marie Moore of Nunez, Ga, 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
Preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Walter “Jack” Moore, and her husband of 58 years,
Robert “Kelsey” Moore, Betty is survived by her sister-in-law, Mildred Moore of Swainsboro,
her niece, Nancy (Barry) Mauldin of Appling, and her nephew, Tim Moore of Swainsboro, in
addition to three great-nieces, Abby, Emily, and Kelsey Mauldin of Appling, and one great-nephew,
Cody Moore of Appling.
The family will receive friends at 3:00 pm, Saturday, December 29 in the Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home, 427 N. Main St. Swainsboro, GA with a funeral
service following at 4:00 pm. Pallbearers are Tim Moore, Cody Moore, Lige Moore, Courtney
Terwilliger, and Barry Mauldin. John Terwilliger will deliver the committal.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff and residents of Brandon Wilde
Retirement Home for welcoming Betty into their family for the last 8 years. They also express
their sincerest appreciation to the Pavilion staff at Brandon Wilde for the exceptional care and
love they extended to Betty during her final days.
If lieu of flowers and if so desired, donations in Mrs. 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, GA is in charge of arrangements for Dr. Louise E. "Betty"