Jimmie Del "Moore" Killpatrick passed from this life due to health complications on August 2, 2017. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 25 years, David C. Moore, her parents John Ralph and Rue Del Peysen, and Aunt Joyce Brewster Crain. Jimmie Del was born October 30, 1941, in Gladewater, TX, to Rue Del and James Medley. John Ralph Peysen became her father when he married Rue Del in November 1946.
Growing up in Munday, TX, she was active in choir, pep squad, high school newspaper, basketball, tennis and cheerleader. During high school, she worked part time for the Munday dentist learning the occupation of dental assistant. After graduating from Munday High School in 1960, JD moved to Dallas working as a dental assistant. In September of 1961, she married David C. Moore of Goree, moved to Houston. They relocated to Athens in 1965.
Jimmie Del was a stay-at-home mom but always very active in church, school and the Athens community. She taught 2 & 3 year olds Bible class for 20 years and co established Angel Keepers Preschool at Eastern Hills Church of Christ. She served on South Athens Elementary PTA, carnival committees and was a Brownie Mom and Girl Scout Troop Leader in the 1970's. JD served the Athens community with her involvement in Keep Athens Beautiful, Chamber of Commerce, United Way, YMCA, Black-eyed Pea Jamboree, Cain Center Drive, Henderson County Historical Society, Athens Little Theater, Cooking and Gardening Clubs. She received special recognition for her work on Keep Athens Beautiful by then Texas Governor Briscoe and the Chamber honored her with Athens Citizen of the Year in 1979. After her husband David's passing in 1987, Jimmie stayed active in the Athens Little Theater until moving to Dallas in 1998.
Jimmie Del gained two daughters, sons in laws and several grandchildren when she married Mike Killpatrick in 2003. Together they made homes in Dallas, Lubbock and Kyle. Although limited by her health in later years her joys included games with children and grand children, event planning, entertaining, interior design, traveling, antique shopping and finding old treasures to transform into new from garage sales and thrift stores. JD had an eye for "'bling", sea themed items and antiques. She took a genuine like to people, never met a stranger and would win you over with her gregarious smile.
She is survived by husband Mike of Kyle; mother-in-law Juanice Killpatrick of Killeen; son David W. and Leah Moore of Coppell; daughters Michele and John Wilson of Arlington and Melanie Anderson of Denton; daughters Jacque and Ty Fewin of Lubbock and Kimberly and Dave Armour of Dallas; sisters Exa Lee and Joel Smith of Munday and Anna Marie Latta of Lakeland, FL; brother Johnny and Bonnie Peysen of Knox City; sister-in-law Patti and Mark Johnson of Salado and brother-in-law Steve and Kay Killpatrick of Georgetown. Grandchildren are Meredith and Mallory Moore, Evan Anderson, Ryan and Brittany Anderson, Abigail and John David Wilson, Cole and Tessa Fewin, Ethan, Benjamin and Jacquelyn Fewin, great grandson Noah Anderson and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home, a celebration of Jimmie Del's life will take place on Saturday, August 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Munday. Visitation will be at the church from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. She will be laid to rest at the Goree Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or the Children's Medical Center Foundation, 2777 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75207. https://give.childrens.com.
Published on August 3, 2017