We celebrate the amazing life of our beloved wife, mama, sister, and nana; Joanne (Jodi) Moose Moore, who passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.
Her rich existence is celebrated by her beloved husband, Jessee G. Moore Jr.; son, Jessee (Jesse) G. Moore III; daughter, Tara R. Moscopulos, and her husband, David A. Moscopulos Jr.; grandchildren Wyatt StJohn Gibson, Zoe S. Moscopulos and Eli A. Moscopulos; parents, Howard and Thelma Moose; brother, Howard M. Moose (Michael), and his wife, Rita S. Moose; sister, Jeanne M. Woroski, and her husband, Ronald Woroski; and favorite companions, the border collies, Makani and Clementine. Whether with us now, or gone from this existence, we all celebrate this exceptional person.
Jodi retired from the Norfolk Police Department having achieved the rank of lieutenant. During her career with the police department, she was credited with pioneering many public safety initiatives, including Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE). Jodi pursued a master’s degree while working as a police officer and graduated from Old Dominion University. She was a member of the honor society Phi Theta Kappa, and was published in the Nota Bene.
Post retirement, she became licensed as a professional counselor (LPC) and opened her own practice, Stillwaters Counseling. Her career as an LPC was full. She mentored many licensure candidates and created a group to promote professional collaboration and mentorship, the Master Clinicians Group. She was also at the helm of The Parent’s Group, a group for parents who have lost their children. As a recognized expert in all aspects of mental health, Jodi was selected as a contributor to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, 5th edition.
Jodi was also a founding member of Coastal Community Church and led a group of seekers called The Deeper Group, who, even in their absence, would turn out to be lifelong friends.
She has been a bright light for her family and for anyone who had the privilege of knowing her. A celebration of her life will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, at Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville, 4889 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. Please join us to celebrate her extraordinary life. There will be a reception to follow with light hors d’oeuvres and beverages.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a commitment to organ donation by registering at Donate Life America.
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