April 19, 1951 ~ May 6, 2021

Born in: New Orleans, LA
Resided in: Monroe, GA

Jesus came to rescue Claudia Moore Switzer, known as “Beth”, May 6, 2021, and take her to be with him in Heaven. She was 70 years old. She resided in Monroe, Georgia with her husband Doug Switzer.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 19, 1951, to Ted and Elaine Moore. She grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia, with three sisters, Gloria, Carol, and Teddi. She graduated Clarkston High School in 1969 and Dekalb Junior College in 1971. She participated in multiple clubs and cheerleading both in high school and college. She married her high school sweetheart Doug Switzer on November 19, 1971. In November, they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

She worked in an insurance office and as a dental assistant until they bought a house in Snellville, Georgia, in 1975, and started their family. She was a caring housewife and loving mother to three surviving children, Alyson Switzer Wages, John Douglas Switzer, and Mark Joshua Switzer. She worked part time at Northeast Atlanta Christian School as a physical education teacher and lunchroom monitor while her children attended.

During her young to middle adult years, she and her dear friends, Betty Hodges, Karen Fisher, and Georgia Smith were passionate members of Mothers on the March and Prolife Ministries. They additionally formed a group to help unwed mothers find ways to overcome difficult life trials so they might keep their babies or give them up for adoption. These four ladies, among others, sacrificed much of their free time to help scared pregnant women find ways they might build their lives as they desired. Many of these ladies also came to know Jesus as their savior through this group.

She became a grandmother to Jossalyn Angeles Switzer in 2006. Along came Savannah Sky Smith, Bruce Wesley Wages, and Ava Elizabeth Wages. She was known by her grandchildren as “G”. But one small little letter could no way represent such a gigantic grandmotherly personality. She was intimately involved in each of their lives from watching sports, to planning events and trips, to even being a full or part-time daytime sitter to Jossalyn, Bruce, and Ava. They all four consider their “G” as their dear friend, way more than just a grandmother.

She found her Lord Jesus as an early adult and shared the light he gave her all around. As a niece recently stated, “Please tell her, ‘thank her for glowing with the light of Jesus at all times!” As another niece recently stated, “She was always so welcoming, loving, and accepting to me and all others.” Her marriage with Doug was an example for all to observe as a most loving and affectionate reflection of how a Christian marriage can be so joyous. She was a long term member and active participant at Rehoboth Baptist Church for 30+ years and moved to 12stone Church in 2008.

Her favorite hobbies and past times included extensive traveling, painting, pottery, cooking and just as much as all combined, eating! Everyone she loved had eaten delicious meals she prepared in which she served up with so much love! Her dear friend described it perfectly, “To me, Beth was Faith, Family, Friends, Food and Fun!”

Although all of us you touched through your amazing life will miss you more than you could ever imagine here on earth, we know you have been healed in Heaven and are at peace with our Lord. As her husband, Doug, recently stated, “well done thy good and faithful servant, … now go be at peace!”


Visitation: May 10, 2021 2:00 pm - May 10, 2021 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Funeral Service: May 10, 2021 3:00 pm - May 10, 2021 4:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Gwinnett Memorial Park
925 US Highway 29 S
Lawrenceville, AG 30046


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  1. Praying for peace and comfort for you all in the loss of your sweet Beth from this life. I rejoice in her absolute certainty of eternal life with Jesus. She blessed our small group so much.

    Monica Henson

  2. mama: I love your more than any words can say….. I adore everything about you. Tell Jesus I need help to explain how amazing you were on Monday, although, I know he and you will be looking down and giving me strength to let my light maybe shine half as bright as yours always did!
    love you!
    your Aly forever!

  3. Dear Doug and family, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you for the days ahead. It is bittersweet to loose someone so dear and loved and though the grief will be great, we know her crown is bright in heaven! Her rich family heritage was certainly passed on by her. She was always a ‘light’ for Christ!!
    Much love, Tony & Rosalind

  4. Doug,
    Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family. Beth was such a special lady. Yes, she heard, “well done my good and faithful servant”!
    Love and sympathy,
    Terri and Tommy Carnes

  5. Beth was the very first person we met when we arrived at our new house in Monroe in 2006. She immediately made us feel at home. We couldn’t have selected better next door neighbors than Doug and Beth. They were a blessing from God for 15 years! Beth was a wonderful person who epitomized what a faithful Christian role model should be. She taught us all how to be courageous in the face of adversity. We will miss you, Beth. Our deepest sympathy and love to Doug and the entire Switzer family.

  6. Doug and Family,

    Praying for you and you all as you remember, honor, and lay to rest your beautiful bride, Mother, Grandmother, and Sister. We pray for Strength, Comfort, Peace, JOY for you all today and in the days that follow! Our deepest sympathy.

    McCart Pipeline, Inc.

  7. My family and I met Beth and Doug at church. She introduced herself to me while I was going through chemo. She connected me with her group of friends and began praying for me despite what she herself was enduring. I am so grateful to have known her and I saw first hand her unwavering faith in God. What an incredible inspiration she has been to me and so many! Her presence on this Earth will be missed. With deepest sympathy for your loss,

    Stephanie, Doug Boyles and family.

  8. CandleImageWe are praying that God will heal your broken heart and bring you peace throughout this sad and sorrowful time.
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

  9. You know how much I love you all. I miss Beth but know how excited she is to be with Jesus…

  10. Dear Doug, You both are so dear to me and as we had so many special times together in Sunday School class and I got to know you better I could could see how strong your love reached to Jesus and each other! I pray that as the days go by you will thrive for Beth cause she would want you to. Look forward to seeing her again cause she will be waiting and be her same lively, charming, beautiful self. Only now she will be restored, not in pain, not sad cause she left you cause we will have a great reunion that will go on eternally. Thank you Jesus!! My thoughts and prayers will be with you and all that wonderful family!!
    Bob and I are in Florida if you ever want to stop by or call, we would love to hear from you. 770 309-6765 Love u all!! Proverbs 3:5,6

  11. I know heaven is rejoicing with a return of a choice daughter of our Heavenly Father.
    Prayers for peace and joy. Rest In Peace dear friend.

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