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In loving memory of
Jonathan Moore
  • April 13, 1966
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  • October 01, 2022

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Jonathan Andrew Moore of Winter Park, Florida, age 56, went to be with his Savior on October 1, 2022.  His family and friends were there by his side in the days leading up to his passing.  He is survived by his mother Nancy Moore, his wife Eli, as well as his children, Josiah, Zach, Lily and Ben.  His greatest passion and joy were the times he spent with the many people who came in and out of his life.  This desire to engage permeated each facet of his days.  It was often said he never met a stranger.  Whether he was talking to clients as the president of Acquisition Consultants, surfing a wave or building relationships in the Paramore neighborhood, he was never happier then when he spent time with others.  The celebration of his life will be held on October 24, 2022 at noon at Mosaic Church in Winter Garden, Florida.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his name to OceansofHopeFoundation.org or Nightlight Christian Adoptions.


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  1. Gary Wilson says:
    24 Oct 2022
    To the Moore Family: What a beautiful and appropriate memorial service today for Jonathan! I had the privilege of knowing Jonathan for probably a little more than 20 years, and served alongside him in the Holden Heights area with Restore Hope Orlando. He was truly a warrior for Christ who "ran the race" well as a Believer. He emulated a servant's heart for Jesus. I saw him pour into young men's lives like Lamar, Josh and so many others. He was always upbeat, uplifting and positive. Time spent wth Jonathan was always a joy. Jonathan was an inspiration and a reminder for what it means to live for Christ and to keep Him first. He will be missed. My heart is heavy for Eli, Josiah, Zach, Lily and Ben, as well David, Maggie and the entire Moore family. As was said today though, we are comforted in our loss of such a fine man of God by knowing that he is home with our Lord and Savior.
    Blessings and comfort in Christ to the Moore family.

  2. Ken Dennis posted an image:
    23 Oct 2022
    Jonathan and I were fraternity brothers at FSU. We had some great times during our college years but then lost touch. I feel truly blessed that I was able to have two solid phone conversations with Jonathan this year where we both laughed hard over some good memories. “Steadfast enthusiasm” is how I will always remember him. He embraced all he did…..and I believe many who knew him will find some peace knowing that he embraced his faith in that same way.
    Jonathan and I were fraternity brothers at FSU. We had some great times during our college years but then lost touch. I feel truly blessed that I was able to have two solid phone conversations with Jonathan this year where we both laughed hard over some good memories. “Steadfast enthusiasm” is how I will always remember him. He embraced all he did…..and I believe many who knew him will find some peace knowing that he embraced his faith in that same way.

  3. Amber Wiley posted an image:
    19 Oct 2022
    So many memories with you all. Like, Jonathan coming out to brush his teeth and the rest of us still sitting around chatting. P90X yoga at 5:30am… Jonathan always pushing us to be the best version of who God made us to be. Showing grace and compassion by living it. Being an example of godly forgiveness and discipline with his kids. Loving Eli well and seeking to lead his family in the way of Jesus. You were a world changer, Jonathan. And you left a legacy in your amazing children and in the lives of so many. (Justin wouldn’t be in sales if not for that surfboard chat years ago!) You are missed dearly but so glad we will see you again. Much love always. -“Ber” and Justin
    So many memories with you all. Like, Jonathan coming out to brush his teeth and the rest of us still sitting around chatting. P90X yoga at 5:30am… Jonathan always pushing us to be the best version of who God made us to be. Showing grace and compassion by living it. Being an example of godly forgiveness and discipline with his kids. Loving Eli well and seeking to lead his family in the way of Jesus. You were a world changer, Jonathan. And you left a legacy in your amazing children and in the lives of so many. (Justin wouldn’t be in sales if not for that surfboard chat years ago!) You are missed dearly but so glad we will see you again. Much love always. -“Ber” and Justin

  4. Stacy Wilson says:
    18 Oct 2022
    Jonathon - So many of my favorite memories from the past years are sitting around your living room, or the dining room table, or out on the dock with you and Eli and my husband, a glass of wine or bourbon in hand and deep conversation about God and life and the mystery of it all. You never hesitated to ask and answer the challenging questions we all struggle with about our life’s purpose and how to be a light in the world.

    I remember too that epic soccer game we parents played against our kiddos at that most awful of all soccer tournaments. You and I played defense together and I remember your surprise at my competitiveness and the belly laughs we all shared when your wife went head over heels after the ball at the opposite end of the field.

    And what a great family trip we shared to TN & AL so our rock climbers could experience Horse Pens 40. I knew you to be fearless, not afraid to try any sport - until you got stuck two feet off the ground and weren’t able to climb higher up the rock out of a fear of heights. And even that you were a good sport about, laughing it off.

    I will cherish those memories always. Your self-deprecating humor, love for activity and motion, but most of all your ability to deeply connect with those around you made it impossible not to like you. You and your family are precious to us and have made an indelible impression on our hearts. We miss you, but are thankful that your suffering is at an end. Rest in peace friend, until we meet again.

  5. Benjamin LaFreniere says:
    14 Oct 2022
    Rest in peace.

  6. Kevin Valdes says:
    08 Oct 2022
    My how I will miss Jonathan. We have been friends for almost 40 years and done some stupid things that should have killed us both several times over. Surfing all day after a dawn patrol morning and sleeping on our surf boards in the dunes at Sebastian, countless basketball games, and more recently spear fishing and golf. I will never forget those precious times with you. You had a love for water, nature, the great outdoors and life that was infectious. You have been the greatest witness for Christ I have ever known in the last year. While I miss you now my friend, I am comforted immeasurably by the certainty of knowing where you are and who you are with. You ran the race well and were a gift to all who knew you along the way. I love you,

    Kevin Valdes (Valdo!)

  7. Sherri Hodge says:
    08 Oct 2022
    Jonathan, we have been neighbors since 2019, and we will miss your friendly smile, wave, and exchanges of "how ya doing?" etc, whenever we were outside. Your friendliness, kindness, hospitality and generosity will always be remembered. You are dearly missed by us. We pray for comfort and strength for Eli and your family. With love, Sherri, Jonathan, Rachel, and Theo.

  8. Thom says:
    08 Oct 2022
    Words are inadequate at times like these. I’ll miss our intense conversations always leading back to our purpose and out-working of Christ’s work in our lives, seemingly always at some new food joint you were excited about. Brother, you are gaining now, in the presence of Jesus! We’ll make it here without you, albeit with a little less fullness, reminded that this is just a passing breath, a fleeting mist, and but a dim reflection of the life you are experiencing with your savior today.

    Eli & family, we are praying for soul strength and peace that passes understanding as you live with the painful reality of this void in your lives this side of eternity.

  9. Bob Ziegenfuss says:
    07 Oct 2022
    Jonathan
    Words cannot express how I feel about this news. You were a business partner, mentor and most importantly, a friend. We met in 2008 and I can still remember the day we had lunch back in 2010 which is when you inspired me to break out on my own and start my business. You went as far as to offer me space in your office to get me off the ground! I will be forever grateful for all you have done for me over the years my friend. The world needs more people like you. I will never forget you or your many words of advice and encouragement.

    Rest in peace

  10. Jeff Johnson says:
    06 Oct 2022
    Jonathan,
    I love you brother. I’m so grateful for you. I have shed many tears for you these last few months, and am now full of joy that your suffering is over. At the same time, it is painful to consider your absence.
    You have been a huge encouragement to me over the years. You believed in me and valued me in way that gave me strength. Your heart for the poor and disadvantaged was contagious. I learned a lot from your thoughtfulness, your emotions toward those suffering, and your readiness to take action. You were always a team player, humble and gracious in the way you worked with others, particularly when on mission together. Your stability in the gospel was a rock for many. You have remained loosely attached to your possessions in order to grasp Christ, and your hospitality has brought so many people together in the name of Jesus. Your repentance and movement toward your family has been an encouragement to me. And your adventurous spirit is inspirational. You have made a significant impact for the kingdom of God in Orlando (and beyond). Thank you for your faithfulness and love.
    The particular way you have endured suffering has also made a huge impact. You have suffered with grace, with faith, with hope. Your continued focus on Christ has been astounding. The beautiful life of Christ in you has been evident during this trial. You have stood the test, you have been faithful. Christ has been magnified.
    Now you are free brother! You are finally wrapped up in the comforting arms of your True Father. What freedom! What joy! What richness and depth of love!

    May Christ shine on you forever.
    Your friend,
    Jeff

  11. Bill Stephens says:
    06 Oct 2022
    I worked with Jonathan for three year. My favorite memory was walking around his office building with Jonathan praying like Joshua of old for the building to sell. I think we walked around it three times. It did sell a number of months later. He was a gracious and kind and persistent guy who modeled the love of Jesus. Bill Stephens.

  12. Brian & Samantha Pikalow says:
    06 Oct 2022
    Although we never got the pleasure of getting to know Jonathan well on this earth, my husband and I look forward to getting to know this amazing man in our forever home, with beautify to experience beyond imagination where there will be more than enough time and space for ALL to experience the joy and love of life of this amazing man who is such a special creation of God and blessing to all who who meet him. Offering our prayers for Divine comfort, magnified memories and deepest heartfelt condolences to his loving bride, mother, and children.

  13. Bill Carleton says:
    05 Oct 2022
    Jonathan inspired me in the last several years that I new him. I'm grateful for the impact he had on me and on those around him. I know he is in a better place and finally free from pain and suffering. I continue to pray for the comfort and presence of Holy Spirit for Eli and the family as they adjust to the season of waiting to meet Jonathan again.

  14. Dan Pearson posted an image:
    05 Oct 2022
    Jonathan-<br />
I will never forget our many surf trips to New Smyrna Beach talking and solving life's issues and mysteries the entire way there.  You never left a topic superficial and were always willing to dig deeper, keeping Christ at the forefront always.  And how proud you were to share what was going on with Eli and each of your kids.  You loved family hard.   I'll never forget sitting in the surf with you chatting away, missing waves due to our deep conversation.  Surfing was ALWAYS about time together - a good session or an amazing wave was purely a bonus.  Without fail you would have fresh cut apples and fresh natural Publix peanut butter after coming out of the surf.<br />
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Your smile and your outlook made any situation fun and adventurous.  You were a great friend and I will miss you dearly.  Ride that eternal wave, bruh!<br />
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Dan, Kendra, Brooke, Danny & Jackson
    Jonathan-
    I will never forget our many surf trips to New Smyrna Beach talking and solving life's issues and mysteries the entire way there. You never left a topic superficial and were always willing to dig deeper, keeping Christ at the forefront always. And how proud you were to share what was going on with Eli and each of your kids. You loved family hard. I'll never forget sitting in the surf with you chatting away, missing waves due to our deep conversation. Surfing was ALWAYS about time together - a good session or an amazing wave was purely a bonus. Without fail you would have fresh cut apples and fresh natural Publix peanut butter after coming out of the surf.

    Your smile and your outlook made any situation fun and adventurous. You were a great friend and I will miss you dearly. Ride that eternal wave, bruh!

    Dan, Kendra, Brooke, Danny & Jackson

  15. John Eveland says:
    05 Oct 2022
    I had only met him in person once, but that's all it takes with a guy like Jonathan. We talked on the phone a few times and I had always wanted to work with/for him, but it wasn't meant to be. I wish his family peace and send my condolences to them and I'm sure his many, many friends.

  16. David Johns says:
    05 Oct 2022
    I met Jonathan several years ago while working on a project and immediately liked the idea of working with him. As it turned out the project was successful, and my team, in turn, assisted him with an internal review. We had several phone conversations thereafter and I always enjoyed interacting with him, as he was a very intelligent fellow who clearly understood the mission and purpose of his organization.

  17. Charlie Carter says:
    05 Oct 2022
    I know speak for many in that Jonathan, several years ago, you were the first person to introduce yourself to me during my initial visit to (fill in the blank)…since then, it’s been both an encouragement and challenge to see how you invest in your family and love and serve others, especially those with the greatest needs.

    I’ll miss sharing in all of that plus your long-winded answers/explanations, you referring to yourself in the third-person, how you always could laugh at yourself, and how you were a dear friend to me.

    Jonathan, I'm so grateful that this isn't the end of you (1 Cor. 15:54-55) and that we'll truly be able to remain friends eternally.

  18. Tim Padgett says:
    05 Oct 2022
    Jonathan and I were fraternity brothers at Florida State. Although I haven't seen him since we graduated, I have very fond and eternal memories formed during our time together. Reading the great tributes to him makes me sad that we weren't able to spend more time together after college because it looks like we have a lot in common. Fishing, family, friends and most importantly a relationship with God. Although I obviously missed out by not experiencing all of the great things he had to offer having become the man he was, it brings a smile to my face knowing that he will always be that happy, handsome, smiling 22 year old young man that I last saw and have engrained in my memory. He's with the Lord now and has joined his soul with the perfect heavenly body. VTL my friend. Tim

  19. Mark Huffman says:
    05 Oct 2022
    Love you, brother. We have a lot of great memories. We will have more in the future. So glad we were friends for so long.

    Mark Huffman

  20. Mark Huffman posted an image:
    05 Oct 2022
    Jonathan and I took our sons out for a spear fishing and scuba diving trip.   Great memory
    Jonathan and I took our sons out for a spear fishing and scuba diving trip. Great memory

  21. Richard Bowles says:
    05 Oct 2022
    Will miss you Jonathan.

  22. Dave says:
    05 Oct 2022
    Jono, never met a man more adventurous and hospitable and service oriented than you my friend! It was all about relationship with you pal.
    Whether with your family, work, friends, church, neighbors, and even people you just met - you always went deep. You wanted to know more about this person and how you could help and serve them with the basics and also their spiritual needs. You taught me how to be a better father, a better husband, a better friend. You always kept Jesus as central and key. Glad you are not in pain anymore. Glad you are walking the streets of gold in a place HE has prepared for you. You have left a wonderful legacy of life. Even though you are gone, you live on eternal!
    Tight lines my friend. With love - Dave, Elizabeth, Conner, Davis, and Bryce

  23. Brian Grandstaff posted an image:
    05 Oct 2022
    March 20, 2021 at our house for my birthday
    March 20, 2021 at our house for my birthday

  24. Brian Grandstaff posted an image:
    05 Oct 2022
    March 20, 2021 at our house celebrating my birthday.
    March 20, 2021 at our house celebrating my birthday.

  25. Dave Ingram says:
    05 Oct 2022
    Jonathan,

    It didn’t really hit me you were really gone until I read the obit, and then it hit me like a wrecking ball. Why does God seem to take the really good ones too soon, not to question His sovereign purposes. I guess like it says in Hebrew, the world was not worthy of you. Thanks so much for being such a good friend and mentor, coaching and displaying how to be a better husband, father and disciple. You and Eli touched so many people.

    I know you are now enjoying the place Jesus had prepared for you. Until we meet again my friend. Gonna miss you brother. Dave

  26. Alex Vargas posted an image:
    04 Oct 2022
    I can't find my official wedding album, but here's Jonathan hosting our wedding. Thank you forever. This world will miss you.
    I can't find my official wedding album, but here's Jonathan hosting our wedding. Thank you forever. This world will miss you.

  27. Dave Ingram posted an image:
    04 Oct 2022
    Jonathan chillin after day reeling in the big ones.
    Jonathan chillin after day reeling in the big ones.

  28. Dave Ingram posted an image:
    04 Oct 2022
    Riding home, Mike Bundy and Jonathan on bean bags.
    Riding home, Mike Bundy and Jonathan on bean bags.

  29. Dave Ingram posted an image:
    04 Oct 2022
    On the water with Jonathan in Bahamas enjoying spectacular sunset.
    On the water with Jonathan in Bahamas enjoying spectacular sunset.

  30. Dave Ingram posted an image:
    04 Oct 2022
    Zach, Mike Bundy and Jonathan in Grand Cay with some rather small hogs, especially yours Mike.
    Zach, Mike Bundy and Jonathan in Grand Cay with some rather small hogs, especially yours Mike.

  31. Dave Ingram posted an image:
    04 Oct 2022
    Zach, Mike Bundy and Jonathan in Grand Cay.
    Zach, Mike Bundy and Jonathan in Grand Cay.

  32. Dave Ingram posted an image:
    04 Oct 2022
    Jonathan and Ted Walker on Dave Ingram's boat.
    Jonathan and Ted Walker on Dave Ingram's boat.

  33. Gabriel Chaverri says:
    04 Oct 2022
    Oh, Jonathan. I can't believe you are gone brother. I remember our lunches at Dandelion cafe and you talking to everyone around us, bible study in your house, dinners, difficult conversations, iron sharpening iron. And how could I forget, you and Eli hosting our wedding in your house. Also, running into you guys in Costa Rica completely randomly. Boy, you must be so happy now, in the presence of our King, hearing the words "good and faithful servant", imperishable, with no more pain. I kept thinking of calling you since I saw Eli in Orlando on our last trip, I thought about it weekly, and somehow I kept forgetting or kept putting it off. Perhaps I didn't know what to say. I wanted to say thanks. Thanks for everything brother. I am sad to see you go; I am sad that you left so soon, and that your family will be without you. But you lived life well, you were an adventurous dude, a surfer dude, a cool dude, and you loved the Lord. That's the memory I keep from you. I will see you again, God knows when. Until then, I asked Jesus to say hi to you from me as you enter His presence. Thank you, brother. Love you.

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