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Nell Graves Mooney

May 2, 1920 ~ September 29, 2018 (age 98)



Nell Graves Mooney, 98, of Burlington went to be with Jesus on September 29, 2018. She was a native of Alamance County.

Survivors include her son, Robert Mooney and his wife Ruth of Harrisburg, NC; her daughter, Jandy Mooney, of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Rev. Robert Mooney, Jr.; her parents, Joel and Bertha Graves; her three brothers, Smith, Wake, and Ben Graves; and her sister, Betty G. Braxton.

Nell served the Lord and His church as she partnered with her husband during the many years he was a pastor in the United Methodist Church. She taught classes, directed children’s choirs, organized events, and gave freely of her time and talents. She was a longtime member of the United Methodist Women.

She served as president of senior citizens groups at Friendship UMC and First UMC Graham. She was Alamance County Senior Citizen of the Year in 1992.

Nell was a talented and award – winning quilter. She donated proceeds from the sale of many of her quilts to churches and other charities. She enjoyed sewing, crafting, and cooking and excelled at them all. Nell loved working in her yard and garden. The garden at her church was named in her honor.

Above all, Nell’s crowning achievement was creating a loving Christian home for her family. She was loved deeply and will be missed greatly.

Her memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, Graham on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM by Rev. Kevin Baker. Visitation will take place in the church parlor prior to the service from 12:45 until 1:45 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Friendship Mooney Scholarship Fund at Friendship United Methodist Church, 4612 Friendship-Patterson Mill Road, Burlington, NC 27215; or First United Methodist Church of Graham, 303 N. Main Street, Graham, NC 27253.

Rich & Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service in Burlington has been entrusted with arrangements.


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