Janie accepted Christ at a very young age. She was baptized in and a member of the St. Frances A.M.E. Zion Church in Portchester N.Y. , the spiritual home of the Parham family.
Janie met and married the love of her life, Fred James Moore, Sr. In 1958. While raising her children in Portchester, Janie was very active in their education. In the mid-sixties she was installed as a president of the Parent-Teacher Association of the Lavinia M. Horton School, Portchester, N.Y. She was the first black woman to ever hold the position, something Janie was very proud of.
Janie and her family relocated to Albany N.Y. in 1970. Not long after relocating, Janie buried her husband Fred. Although not part of her plans, Janie became a single mother and a second mother to quite few of her children’s friends. She was loved by all she came into contact with.
Janie spend the bulk of her work career at Albany County Nursing Home as a patient care advocate. She eventually retired from Parson’s Child and Family Center where she was a resident advisor. She really never stopped working. Janie stayed busy till the age of 80 by volunteering as a receptionist at Trinity Inc. and foster grandparenting.
Janie had a lot of loves. Her hobbies included crocheting , fishing and sewing. She was quite the seamstress and by trade for a short period of time. Quite often you could find Janie at Saratoga Race Track or in CT going to the casino with her road dog her sister Tiny.