Wreck claims woman’s life


Malisa Moffat remembered as a loving wife and mom

  • Malisa Karajulles
    Malisa Karajulles

A Clay County woman who died after a single-car accident Wednesday evening is remembered as warm, sweet, a good cook and a Saints football fan.

Malisa Karajulles Moffat, 48, was traveling east on Bob Penland Road, about a mile from her home, around 5:30 p.m. when her 2003 GMC crossed the center lane, ran off the road to the left and struck a tree, confining her inside the vehicle, according to State Trooper Chris Scerri. 

The county’s Fire and Rescue workers extricated her from the car, but she died at the scene. Funeral services were held Saturday at Ivie Funeral Home.

“I know she would want to be remembered as a loving wife and mom — and for her kindness,” said her sister, Monique Moore who lives close by. “She was Mimi to Logan Rayne, her first granddaughter and she was going to be Mimi again in July, she was extremely proud of her kids.”

Malisa and her husband, Mark “Bobcat” Moffat moved to Clay County, Nov. 1, 2017. Malisa enjoyed working outside on their property in the Shooting Creek community. “She loved yard work, clearing the mountain, cleaning her little branch, planting flowers and a garden,” said Moore.

Having grown up in Sulphur, La., Malisa’s loyalty to Louisana prevailed even when she moved to the mountains.

“She also loved to play pool and watch the New Orleans Saints and the LSU Tigers play football,” Moore said. 

Malisa also enjoyed hopping on back of the Harley she and Mark shared. “She had all the Harley gear,” Moore recalls. “They went everywhere all the time. She loved to ride the mountains on a sunny day.”

Moore said she and her sister enjoyed sightseeing together, especially in winter.

“Malisa loved the snow because we did not have snow In Louisiana,  so every time it snowed we would go riding around,  looking at all the beautiful snow on the mountains and we would go look at waterfalls,” she said.  

Moore said she was proud of Malisa because she had overcome a lot in the past 10 years including a seizure, brain surgery and the loss of her 22-year-old son, David Chance Moffat.

Malisa’s surviving children are son, Stephen “Booda” Ray Moffat and daughter, Shereé Royer.

“She loved her family — everyone,” said Moore. “ She was one of the sweetest people you would ever meet, would do anything she could to help those in need.” 

Moore shared that even with Malisa’s kind nature, she loved to cook and feed everyone, she still stood up for herself when needed. “She was sweet and loving, but she could be a B if she needed to,” she said.

“When I think of her, I think of how proud of my little sister I was,” Moore said. “We had a rough life  and she had three amazing kids and a loving husband.”

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Malisa Moffat at: www.gofundme.com/f/malisa-moffat to help with final expenses.