The Reverend Billy Joe Moffett, 81, died Sunday, June 12, 2011 with his family at his bedside. Brother Moffett’s death was caused by a freak automobile accident that occurred some three weeks earlier.
He was born February 2, 1930 in Atlanta, GA to the late Joseph and Velma Moffett.
Brother Moffett was an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God and served as an evangelist and a pastor in the states of Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee. He was the State Overseer for the Churches of God in the Rocky Mountain Region, DelMarVa Region, and South Georgia. He also served as the director of the Department of Benevolence and Superintendent of the Church of God Home for Children. In his later years, Brother Moffett served as the Senior Adult Pastor of the Mount Paran North Church of God in Atlanta and as the Chairman of the Chaplains Commission for the Church of God denomination.
Most importantly, for the past 15 years, Brother Moffett has served as the Vice Chairman of the Church of God Benefits Board, Inc. In addition, he was instrumental in the formation last year of the Church Loan Fund, Inc. and became the Chairman of that entity in 2010.
Brother Moffett was an influential leader and superb administrator in every endeavor. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a man of gentle kindness, integrity and straight forwardness and he loved people.
Brother Moffett was preceded in death by his siblings Clyde Moffett, Mildred Grantham, Doris Robinson, and Hazel Williams; and two sons, Timothy and Mark Moffett.
He is survived by his wife, Ailene Moffett; daughter Reba and husband Gregory Morris; son Brad and wife Melissa Moffett; grandchildren Sean Morris and Morgan Moffett; and two nephews, and three nieces.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at the North Cleveland Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee. Interment followed on Wednesday, June 15 at the Mount Harmony Memorial Gardens in Mableton, Georgia.
Brother Moffett will be greatly missed by the staff, trustees, and directors of the Church of God Benefits Board and the Church Loan Fund.