Cheryl Diann Moffett (6-23-14)
Cheryl Diann Moffett was born on April 21, 1949, the daughter of the late James Isaac Fry and Bessie (Fry) Brewster, who survives.
On Dec. 23, 1969, she was united in marriage to Dennis McKinley Moffett, who survives.
Mrs. Moffett was born in Herrin, Ill., and raised in Michigan. She attended college in St. Paul, Minn., at Apostolic Bible Institute. There she earned her bachelor’s degree in Apostolic studies in 1970. This gifted and talented young lady soon married the man of her dreams, and together they yielded to the call of ministry.
After graduation from ABI, they settled in Waterford, Mich., and took positions as assistant pastors. They faithfully worked there until they were called to Tennessee in the early 1980s, first as assistant pastors at New Life UPC Church, and then senior pastors at Morris Chapel UPC Church (later House of Mercy).
“DeeDee,” as she was affectionately known, decided to go back to college. She first went to Jackson State, where she graduated and received the Presidents Award, and then immediately went on to attend the University of North Alabama, where she graduated summa cum laude. She left both institutions at the top of her class with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
After graduation, she pursued a career as a social worker, but also continued to assist her husband as senior pastor at Morris Chapel UPC Church. As this church began to grow, she took the lead for the new church building being erected. She oversaw this campaign from top to bottom. She was also enlisted as the church administrator, overseeing all aspects of ministry and all daily operations. When you walk through the House of Mercy Church, you’ll see her “fingerprints” everywhere. For 25 years she found extreme joy as the church’s choir director. She felt the choir was second to none. Nothing brought her more happiness than spending time with her Lord, her family and her church.
Mrs. Moffett departed this life on Monday, June 23, at the age of 65 years, 2 months and 2 days.
In addition to her husband of 44 years, Dennis, of Savannah and her mother, Bessie Brewster of Hernando, Fla., she is survived by two sons, Randy Moffett of Jackson, Tenn., and Tony Moffett of Lexington, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Abby Moffett and Dani Beth Moffett of Jackson, Tenn., and Ike Moffett of Lexington, Tenn.; one brother, Ron Fry and wife Joyce of Hernando, Fla.; one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Darrell and Heather Moffett of Stantonville, Tenn.; two nieces, Lori and Lainee Skibo of Ortonville, Mich.; three nephews, David and Ronald Fry of Flint, Mich., and Darren Moffett of Stantonville, Tenn.