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Psalms: 139 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me
Karen Ann (Moore) Jones was born March 14, 1947 in Somerville, New Jersey to Frederick Henry Moore, Jr. and Elma (Elaine) Susan Moore. She was affectionately known as Mommy to her “Girls”, Nanny Karen to her beloved grandchildren, and Minister Karen Jones by her church family. Minister Karen went on to walk in victory with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 10, 2021 in Somerville, New Jersey.
Minister Karen matriculated through the Somerville Public School system, graduating in 1965. She later attended Somerset County Technical Institute where she received a diploma in Computer Technology. She was employed by the Johnson & Johnson Corporation in their JELCO, ORTHO, and ETHICON divisions. She later went on to build a career at Bio Dynamics, East Millstone, NJ as a computer programmer. Minister Karen worked as an administration assistant at AT&T and The Matheny School system retiring in 2019.
Minister Karen’s Christian walk began at St. Paul Baptist Church at a young age. She was elevated into ministry at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, serving as the New Believer Disciple Trainer and member of the Missionary and God Squad Street ministries. In 2009, Minister Karen joined the First Baptist Church of South Bound Brook under the leadership of Pastor Iley E. Bright. She served as an Associate Minister, New Members Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Teacher and member of the Missionary Ministry, Evangelism Ministry, Congregational Choir, and Salt of the Earth Dance Ministry.
Minister Karen’s many interests included collecting artwork, gardening, and completing puzzles. Minister Karen was a talented jewelry maker and sole proprietor of KaJewels. She cheerfully gave original pieces of her jewelry to many family members and friends. She had such a love for the Word of God and studied it diligently. She accumulated volumes of handwritten notes and a large biblical library. Her grandchildren fondly remember playing jacks, working on craft projects, and playing fierce games of Scrabble with Nanny Karen.
Minister Karen was not only creative when it came to crafting, sewing and jewelry making. She was also creative in the kitchen. She loved cooking and creating original dishes. Her two most favorite dishes were hot dog casserole and "Mess". Her daughters, as young girls, never knew what she was going to cook for dinner. They all laugh and remember the day she made "Mess" for the first time. Billie Kaye looked at the now loved pasta and tomato dish and said, “I'm not eating that mess.” It has been known as "Mess" ever since.
Minister Karen loved life and her release of laughter was evident. She was a woman of grace, wisdom and such, she walked in humility and integrity. When expressing her love to her girls and her grandchildren, she always included “and Jesus loves you more.”
Minister Karen was predeceased by her mother Elma (Elaine) Susan Moore, her father Frederick Henry Moore, Jr., sisters Fredericka Susan Moore and Kirsten Elaine Bryant and step-daughter Crystal Jones. Left to cherish her precious memories are her loving daughters, Robyne C. Jones, Bridgewater, NJ; Kendall Hall (Hugh), Piscataway, NJ; Billie Kaye Jones, Somerville, NJ; and Davie-Lyn Jones-Evans (Christopher), Scotch Plains, NJ; sister Kathryn Moore (Peter), Somerville, NJ; grandchildren Rachel (Jason) Lassiter, Jasmine and Dennis Drewry; LeAndre, Ashley and Amber Jones; James (Cassandra) and Jordan Hall; Sydney, Jaylen and Camryn Evans; great-grandchildren Kiere, Joseph, Moriah and Joshua Lassiter; and Eden Hall; former spouse David Jones; step-son, Andrew (Shannon) MacCombie and daughters Dominique and Kyla; brother- in-law, Paul Bryant; her treasured best friend, Thelma Harris, a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other family members, friends, and her cherished First Baptist Church Family.
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