Shelvie Jean Moore

Shelvie Jean Moore, 85, of Blackshear, died Friday evening, August 5, 2022, at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Waycross to the late Talmadge Wildes and Mellie Teston Wildes and made Waycross her home for most of her life until her move to Pierce County in 1988. She retired from Ware County School System in 1998 after serving as a nutritionist for many years. Along with her husband she owned and operated Ready Go Barbecue on Lesher St. for many years. She was a long-time member of Ben James Primitive Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Coleman Moore.

Survivors include four daughters, Deborah Moore, Blackshear, Sherrie Mullis, Waycross, Anita Jones (Reggie) of Texas, Ali Hiu, Dixie Union; six grandchildren, Daniel Moore (Heather) of South Carolina, Dana Manders (Michael) and Donna Cason (Eddie), both of Waycross, Sarah Newland (Michael), Blackshear, Nikki Goniotakis (David), Jacksonville, FL, Stuart Weeks of Texas; 14 great-grandchildren, Jordan Cason (Erin), Taylor Chapman (Tyler), Alyssa Rice (Jake), Hannah Spradley (Dillian), Haley Gillis (Aaron), Danyon Moore (Carly), Spencer Manders, John Paul Manders, Zane Moore, Grace Moore, Selah Moore, Emma Smith, Landrey Smith, Esther Goniotakis and Mae Elynn Goniotakis; 12 great-great-grandchildren, Avery Spradley, Asher Spradley, Amelia Spradley, Xander Cason, Xoe Cason, Owen Chapman, Oakley Chapman, Delilah Gillis, Laney Gillis, Avrum Moore, Braydon Jewell and Riley Manders and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, at the Ben James Primitive Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, from the Ben James Primitive Baptist Church.

Interment will follow in Ben James Cemetery.

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Miles-Odum Funeral Home of Waycross is in charge of arrangements.

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