September 29, 1956 - August 5, 2019
Rhoda “Tang” Moaning, 62, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 5, 2019 in Beaumont, Texas. She was born to the late JoAnn Jackson Matthews (Roy Mathews) and Johnnie Coleman on September 29, 1956 in Beaumont, Texas. Rhoda was a proud member of the first integrated graduating class of South Park High School in 1975 and was a proud member of the South Park Greenies dance team while attending high school.
On May 26, 2007, Rhoda was united in marriage to Marvin (Val) Moaning. They share two beautiful daughters, Yakima Hamilton and Makayla Moaning. Rhoda accepted Christ at an early age and was an faithful member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont, Texas; where she was an active member of the Noon Day Encounters Ministry.
She began her professional career with Servomation Refreshments Inc. at West Brook High School where she affectionally became known as the “Change Lady”. Her career path led her to become a Qualified Mental Health Professional with Spindletop MHMRA of Beaumont, Texas. Rhoda used her love of crafting to provide behavioral therapy for youth with intellectual disabilities.
She mastered several hobbies including gardening, crafting, antiquing, baragain shopping, traveling, and interior decorating. She was known to spend hours creating decor for each and every season and holiday. On any given day; Rhoda could be seen walking the aisles at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Dollar Tree, The 99 Cent Store, and Home Depot. She passed her appreciation for crafting and bargain shopping to her daughter, Kima. Together; they spent countless hours crafting, decorating, and shopping until they couldn’t shop anymore.
Rhoda was the glue that held the family together; Her family was the complete centerpiece of her life. She championed the traditions that had been passed down from previous generations and made it her mission to ensure that family members participated in all activities. Rhoda didn’t mind asserting a stern talking to and even a little guilt to ensure they showed up.
Rhoda served as encourager, leader, counselor, prayer warrior, peacemaker, and confidant to her family and friends. No issue was too big or small for her to take on. She always offered these words of advice, “You can do all things through Christ”, “Keep waking up saying good morning”, and “God is Good”. She truly brought peace and goodwill to everyone she encountered.
She was preceded in death by her parents, JoAnn Jackson Mathews, Roy Mathews, and Johnnie Coleman; great grandmother, Roberta Lewis; grandmother, Annie Mae Jackson; uncles, Robert Jackson, Junious and James Washington; aunts, Alberta Nettles, Catherine Agnes Jackson and Anthenise Washington; sister, Carla Mathews, and cousins, Charles Ellis Hughes, Rodney Mayon, Kenneth Mayon, and Taisha Barnes.
She leaves to cherish her memory, husband, Marvin Moaning; daughters Yakima Hamiton and Makayla Moaning; sisters, Alicia Patterson (Ozan), Romana Williams, Cynthia Mathews, Tammy Hawkins and Pamela Barclay; brothers, Roy Mathews Jr.(Angela) and Kenneth Mathews; aunts, Alice Burnett (Sammy), Wanda Mickens, and Faye Banks; sister-in-law, Lisa Zachary(Milton); neices, Rolicia Norman and RoKeita Moaning; nephew, Eddie Moaning; best friend, Penny Derkins, and a host of family, and friends.
On Saturday, August 10, 2019 there will be a visitation at 8:00 a.m. until the Celebration of Life service at 10:00 a.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church located at 3920 W. Cardinal Dr., in Beaumont.