Public visitation set for Jovita Moore Nov. 4

Remembering Jovita Moore: World News Tonight's David Muir sends condolences
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Remembering Jovita Moore: World News Tonight's David Muir sends condolences

The beloved WSB-TV anchor died Oct. 28 of brain cancer.

The family of the late Channel 2 Action News anchor Jovita Moore has scheduled a public visitation Thursday Nov. 4.

It will be held at Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory in the South DeKalb Chapel from noon until 8 p.m. The address is 4347 Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur.

Moore, 54, died last Thursday of an aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma with no cure. She was diagnosed in April after doctors found two brain tumors in her head. She was treated with radiation and chemotherapy.

She was with WSB-TV for 23 years and a primary evening anchor since 2012. She informed the world in July of her grim health situation and was flooded with love and support. After her death, she received prominent acknowledgments on ABC’s “World News Tonight” and “Good Morning America,” as well as rival broadcast TV stations.

ABC host T.J. Holmes got tearful on Monday’s “GMA” broadcast talking about her.

“I moved to Atlanta as a CNN anchor and she took me in, and that woman was special,” Holmes said. “I’m sorry. I didn’t realize I had to do this read this morning, and Jovita was something special.”

“Nothing to apologize for,” said “GMA” host Robin Roberts, who worked in Atlanta in the late 1980s at WAGA-TV and V-103. “It was special when she would come and visit us here in the studio, and I absolutely agree with you, her personality, so electric... and such a beautiful smile and beautiful person.”

“She was a queen there in Atlanta,” Holmes said. “I spent countless times with her... she was a special lady.”

A private family funeral will be held Friday.

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