HAPPENING NOW: Public visitation for Channel 2’s Jovita Moore

ATLANTA — A public visitation for our beloved anchor Jovita Moore is happening now in DeKalb County.

Jovita passed away late Thursday night, seven months after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. She is survived by her mother, her two wonderful children and stepdaughter.

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The public visitation is being held until 8 p.m. at Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory — South DeKalb Chapel. That is located at 4347 Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur.

A private funeral will take place on Friday.

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Jovita came to WSB-TV in 1998 following an already long and impressive career in the news business. She moved to the main anchor desk in 2012 following the retirement of Monica Pearson.

In Atlanta, Jovita donated countless hours to civic associations and non-profit organizations across metro Atlanta. She mentored students and sat on several boards of directors.

Her awards and accolades are endless, but for those of us here at Channel 2, her heart and her spirit are what our newsroom was built around. Please join us in saying a prayer for her beautiful children and her mother.

If you can’t make it to the visitation and would like to honor Jovita’s memory, you can do so with a donation to Our House Atlanta or The National Brain Tumor Society, two organizations that were very important to her.