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.