February 25, 1962 – May 28, 2011 In Loving Memory.
Janet Southerland Moss, resident of Daphne, Alabama, passed over into the loving arms of the Lord on Saturday, May 28, 2011. She lost her battle against melanoma at Montrose Bay Area Rehabilitation Center at 3:00pm, her daughter Peyton and mother Jean by her side.
She was born in Mobile, Alabama on February 25, 1962 to Glenn and Jean Southerland. In 1980, she graduated from Baker High School and went on to the University of South Alabama for a bachelors degree in business, with emphasis in marketing.
Known by everyone for her sweet heart and caring nature, Janet touched the souls of many she encountered in her life. She gave up a profitable job to stay at home with her children and raise them. Constantly, she was involved with the Baldwin County School System, the community, and her church. Eventually she became an appreciated substitute teacher in the Spanish Fort and Daphne schools.
Her interests were many, and to list all of them would take up an entire page. Some of her most favorite hobbies included reading, tending to the yard and gardens, cooking delicious meals and desserts, and spending time with her friends and family. An avid vacationer, she enjoyed getaways like going to the beach, hiking the mountains of Montreat, North Carolina, and going to Auburn to be with her daughter during the football games.
Janet Moss is survived by her husband, William Clifford “Trip” Moss III; her two daughters Peyton Elaine Moss and Taylor Claire Moss; her father Glenn Addison Southerland and mother, Melba Jean Southerland; numerous caring aunts, uncles, and cousins; and a wonderful loving friend, Debbie White Gibson.
She is preceded in death by her younger brother, Mark Alan Southerland.
Private burial will take place at Memory Gardens of Fairhope. A memorial service will begin at 11:00am Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at the sanctuary of Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church with Dr. Julian Walthall officiating. A celebration of her wonderful life will follow in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations should be made in Janet Moss’s name to MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Melanoma Research Foundation. The family will announce appropriate addresses and locations for the donations at a later time.