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Janet "Jan" Marie Hylan Moss

January 26, 1939 — January 14, 2024

Janet "Jan" Marie Hylan Moss

A celebration of life service to honor Janet “Jan” Marie Hylan Moss, age 84, of Shreveport, LA, will be held at Open Range Fellowship, 9950 US-80, Greenwood, LA, on Friday, January 19, 2024. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m., with the celebration beginning at 11:00 a.m. and officiated by Pastor Dennis Aaron. Interment, officiated by her nephew, Bro. Steve Moss, will begin at 3:00 p.m. in Haynesville, LA at the Holly Ridge Cemetery, 854 Holly Ridge Road.

Janet Moss was born in Concord, New Hampshire on January 26, 1939 to Dr. Nathan Wicker Hylan and Mrs. Marjorie Mae Van Vaulkenburgh Hylan. She was the second of four children and two days after Janet’s fifth birthday, her father, a Major & Flight Surgeon in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, passed away serving in the line of duty. Following Dr. Hylan’s death, the family moved to Haynesville, LA where she grew up and graduated from Haynesville High School. Her mother never remarried and raised her children, instilling in each one a strength and spirit of excellence. During her high school years she met her husband, Harold Lavelle Moss, who lived in the nearby community of Colquitt. On December 27, 1958 the two were married and she continued her education at Northwestern State University School of Nursing. Upon graduating, she began her career in nursing in Shreveport. Harold and Jan became the parents of three children in the early years of their marriage, and in the early 1970’s she continued her education, earning a Master of Science Degree in Nursing. This launched her career as a nursing instructor, teaching at Northwestern School of Nursing in Shreveport and Grambling State University in Grambling, LA. Over the span of her career, she worked in local hospitals including LSUMC in the Infection Control Dept. and as Director of Outpatient Clinics.

Her first love was teaching and in her later years she taught an adult Sunday School Class until 2019 at Mangum Memorial United Methodist Church. She and Harold were longtime active members of Mangum until its closing last year. Janet’s faith and walk with the Lord was very evident in her and she so enjoyed serving her church on several committees over the years, as a Sunday school teacher and lay speaker. In recent years, when her health allowed, you could find her and Harold on Thursday nights at “Cowboy Church” (Open Range Fellowship). She loved to hear Pastor Dennis speak and loved the old-time gospel music that is sung there; of course, she always wanted to eat supper out before the service and Harold always obliged! Jan adored her family. Besides her husband, her children, grandchildren and great grands were the joy of her life. Janet loved listening to symphonic and classical music and she played the piano herself. She was an avid reader, a talented seamstress, a great cook, a supporter, a confidant, listener and encourager, and was always down for a road trip or ready to celebrate a holiday or someone’s birthday. She also loved being celebrated, and her family is sad she won’t be here to celebrate her birthday next weekend! Her big smile and awesome belly laughs would light up a room. She was a kind, intelligent, classy woman standing right at six feet tall. She loved people well and she loved to dress well and wear her large fashionable jewelry! As it’s been said, she was the epitome of a woman of grace. Janet Moss was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 14, 2024.

Janet is preceded in death by her father and mother, Dr. and Mrs. Hylan, and her younger brother, John “Jack” Wicker Hylan. Surviving her are her husband, Harold Moss; daughter, Terri Wasson and husband, Robin, of De Berry, TX, and sons Greg Moss and Britt Moss, both of Shreveport. She is survived by five grandchildren; Aaron Wasson and his wife, Jacquelyn, of Waskom, TX, Nathan “Nate” Wasson of Metairie, LA, Daniel Moss of Bossier City, LA, Shelby Wasson Mills and husband, Chase, of Houston, TX, and Tiffany Moss of Bossier City, LA. Surviving her also are eight great-grandchildren; Noah Landon Wasson, Hayden Houston Ware, Hudson Reid Mills, Oliver Dean Mills, Henry Jack Wasson, Josie Kate Wasson, Everly “Evie” Joy Mills, and Dawson Lane Hooks. Her older brother David W. Hylan and wife, Karen, of Homer, LA, younger brother Roger A. Hylan and wife, Elizabeth “Liz” of Mansfield, LA, and sister-in-law Barbara Moss of Summerfield, LA, are also left to cherish her memory, as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family…too many to name. The family would also like to mention Sheila Taylor of Marshall, TX, who became a valuable friend in addition to helping care for “Miss Jan” over the last several months.

Pallbearers will be Paul Hylan, Aaron Wasson, Chase Mills, CJ Hooks, Daniel Moss and Noah Wasson. The family would like to thank the Caddo Fire Dept. 3, Station 4. They would also like to express their appreciation to the emergency room, first floor and CCU medical staffs of CHRISTUS Highland Medical Center for their excellent care and genuine concern for their loved one, and the medical team’s support for their family as they navigated this very sad time. Memorial donations may be made and mailed to the Open Range Fellowship, 9950 Highway 80, Greenwood, LA, 71033.

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Visitation

Friday, January 19, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Open Range Fellowship Church

9950 Highway 80, Greenwood, LA 71033

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 19, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Open Range Fellowship Church

9950 Highway 80, Greenwood, LA 71033

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Interment

Friday, January 19, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

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