Lynn Ellen Jones Moore

Published 9:40 am Monday, June 13, 2022

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Lynn Ellen Jones Moore, 69, of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, died on June 10, 2022 after a lengthy illness battling Frontotemporal Dementia.

Lynn was born on May 29, 1953 to Val Stephen Jones and Mary Jackson Jones in Buffalo, N.Y. Lynn graduated from Catawba College in Salisbury in 1974 with a psychology degree and went back to get her education degree in 1975.  She got her Master of Arts in Education at Wake Forest in 1981.

During the next 44 years, Lynn married Jim Moore, moved to Mocksville, had a daughter, Jennifer, and was active in the community. In her 30 years of teaching, Lynn taught almost every grade K-12 in the Davie and Forsyth county school systems and finished as a gifted services teacher. She offered courses through the state for teachers wanting Gifted Service Licensure. She was Teacher of the Year in 1992 at Mocksville Middle School in Davie County. In 2008 she retired to Ocean Isle Beach and enjoyed fossil hunting, shell collecting, and line dancing. Once at Ocean Isle, she worked for the Brunswick Community College GED program where she helped many students achieve goals.  She will be remembered for her volunteerism at the Ocean Isle Beach Museum, Planetarium, New Hanover Hospital, and Novant Heath Brunswick Medical Center. She was active in animal rescue with Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter and Cat Tails Animal Shelter. She was a board member of the NC Fossil Club and enjoyed many trips across the southeast digging in rivers, creeks, quarries, and mud pits with beloved fellow club members. Her goal was always to help others, teach, and stay positive in her approach to her day-to-day life.

Lynn was preceded in death by: her father, Val Stephen Jones; and mother-in-law, Bernadette Gsell Watson.

She is survived by: her husband, Jim Moore of Ocean Isle Beach; daughter, Jennifer Moore of Mooresville and boyfriend Chris Gregory and his son Carter; mother, Mary J. Monson of Winston-Salem;  father-in-law, Russell Watson of Ocean Isle Beach; sister, Kathy Jones Crouse and husband Ken of Fallbrook, Calif.; sister, Susan Jones Platt and husband Sam of Clemmons; brother-in-law, Craig Barton and wife Marian of Mt. Holly, NJ; nieces and nephews, Taylor Crouse, Amanda Worley, Spencer Worley, Hannah Platt Martin, Michael Martin, Coen Martin, Mikala Platt, Alec Barton, Madeline Barton, and Michael Barton.

A service will be held at a later date when her ashes will be interred at Clemmons UMC Garden of Memories.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: “Positive Approach to Care” – Scholarship Fund – in Memory of Lynn to:  Positive Approach to Care, PO Box 430, Efland, NC 27243.  Lynn was a valued and active member of Positive Approach to Care (PAC) and was involved in many trainings.  Not only did she learn more about dementia and FTD, she was an important part of the team – sharing her life experiences and teaching others how to support people living with FTD.  Since Lynn was a teacher, this allowed her the opportunity to continue doing what she loved, making a difference in the lives of others.

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