Dell Walker Moffat, clergy spouse


RAYMOND — Dell Walker Moffat, 73, a clergy spouse, died March 17, 2009, of complications of Parkinson's disease and diabetes.

Funeral services were held March 20 at Lakewood Chapel on Clinton Boulevard followed by interment at Lakewood Memorial Park. Lakewood Funeral Home handled arrangements.

At the time of her death, she and her husband were living at Riggs Manor.

Mrs. Moffat was born in Lincoln County to Odell and Monteal Walker in 1936. At the age of 5, she moved to Jackson. She graduated from Central High School in Jackson and Jackson Commercial College.

In 1957, she married the Rev. Cutis Moffat and for the next 50 years they served United Methodist Churches in Georgia and Mississippi. She always felt that a part of her calling as a minister's wife was working with United Methodist Women. Mrs. Moffat served in numerous positions in local churches as well as on district and conference levels. On three occasions she served as district president. She was a delegate to the General Meeting of the United Methodist Women in Louisville, Ky. One of the highlights of her work with United Methodist Women was the organization of the UMW at the newly formed Trinity United Methodist Church in Picayune, a church her husband organized and chartered in 2000. One of the units honored her by naming it the "Dell Moffat Circle," a name still used in that church.

Survivors include: her husband, Curtis Moffat of Raymond; son, Keith Moffat of Ridgeland; daughters, Kathy Hamiter of Gulfport, and Beth Cuevas of Long Beach; brother, Gerald Walker of Clinton; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Riggs Manor, 2700 Seven Springs RD, Raymond, MS 39154 or Raymond United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 64, Raymond, MS.