Jetta Mae Hollinger Moses was born to the late Mr. William and Mrs. John Nona Hollinger in Blakely, Early County, Georgia, on March 24, 1924. She received her education through the schools of Early County and furthered her education at Georgia Normal and Agricultural College (currently Albany State University) in Albany, Georgia. She was united in Holy Matrimony to Ponzie Moses, and to this union ten living children were born.
She was a member of Jerusalem African Methodist Episcopal Church, where she served faithfully until her health failed; however, throughout her sickness, she continued her commitment and dedication to her church, never missing paying her tithes and offerings. In addition to working in the fields and teaching for a short time at Mt. Meigs, her work history included cooking at Georgian Restaurant, Early Memorial Hospital and Blakely Regional Youth Development Center. She was well known throughout the community for her distinguished cooking including cakes, pies, peanut brittle and her signature cinnamon rolls.
In addition to her parents, others who preceded her in death include her husband, Ponzie Moses; son, Charles L. Moses; two brothers, Marcellous Hollinger and Venison Hollinger; and five sisters: Hattie Ford, Virginia Fudge, Thelda Jenkins, Mae Eunice Norfus, and Christine Harris. Also preceding her in death by just a few days was hergoddaughter, Norma T. Harris Great.
She leaves to cherish her memories five daughters: Ardelia Young, Jeannette Smith (Marvell), Alvetta Butler (Arthur), Sarah Bush, and Brenda Cannon, all of Blakely, Georgia; four sons: Thomas Moses (Sheila) of Richmond, Virginia, Marzell Moses (Mandy) of Blakely, Maurice Moses (Mildred) of Waldorf, Maryland, and Elliott Moses (Cindy) of Blakely; one additional daughter-in-law, Mary Moses of Orlando, Florida; numerous grandchildren–two of whom were reared in her home, Stacy Moses (Amanda) of Baltimore Maryland, and Cedric Moses (Utrina) of Harvest, Alabama; several great grandchildren; and many other relatives and sorrowing friends.
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