Georgia Moore Johnson
Georgia Moore Johnson, 93, passed into her heavenly home on Oct. 5, 2019. She was born Nov. 1, 1925, to the parents of Callie and Della Moore.
Georgia was a fun-loving wife, mother and “granny.” She met the handsome, love of her life, JR, and married soon after high school and celebrated more than 60 years of marriage together.
Georgia held a variety of jobs during her lifetime with two of her favorites being Bigelow’s Department store, where she put her passion of sewing to work making draperies and Jamestown Community College as a cashier where she joyfully met and interacted with students.
Georgia loved to travel and drove many people to Florida just for fun. Her most adventurous travels were a three week trip across the country by motor home with Paula and her husband as tour guides and a cruise to Hawaii with family and their friends.
Georgia and JR had many friends and were always ready for parties at the East Side Fellowship Club or a game of Skip-Bo or Dominoes. While Georgia and JR raised their children in Jamestown, N.Y., they moved to Bradenton, Fla., in retirement, where they spent more than 20 years enjoying the sun and the Gulf of Mexico. For many years Georgia was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Falconer. While living in Florida, she attended Hope Lutheran Church, Bradenton, Fla.
Surviving are two daughters: Sharon (Bob) Hamilton and Paula Jefferson. Georgia’s adoration of her grandchildren was repaid with unparalleled devotion from Denise Turner, Deanna (Kareem) Fair, Alisia (Laron) Profit, Judd Hamilton, Jason Clayton (Stephanie) and Jill (Nick) Spitzer. She became “granny”, not only to her grandchildren, but all of their friends as well. Granny was always ready with cupcakes and a bit of fun and adventure. Georgia also had 15 great- grandchildren and laughed about how she had multiplied.
As well as her parents, Georgia was preceded in death by her husband, Robert ”JR” Johnson in 2005; her brothers: Wayne, Gordon and Russell Moore; her sisters: Eva Stover and Geraldine Wilkens; and a great-granddaughter: Mahalia.
In- lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lutheran Social Services, 715 Falconer St., Jamestown, NY 14701 (where Georgia spent the last nine years of her life) or to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.
A memorial service will held in the chapel at First Lutheran Church, 120 Chandler St., Jamestown, N.Y., on Monday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. The Rev. Daniel S. Rumfelt, Chaplain of Lutheran Home will officiate.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home Inc., 316 E. Fifth St, Jamestown, NY 14701. To light a candle or to send condolences to Georgia’s family please visit www. presentsixbeyfuneral. com.