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                     Reginald Oliphant

Reginald Oliphant

On March 3, 1966, the Lord blessed Robert and Gladys Oliphant with a precious baby boy, and they named him Reginald Lenoyd Oliphant. Reginald attended public school in Huntsville, Texas and graduated from Huntsville High School. After high school, Reginald spent most of his days assisting his father at Oliphant’s Furniture. He enjoyed greeting the customers and engaging in friendly conversation with them. Reginald loved people, and he never met a stranger. He was most happy when he was spending time with his family.   The Lord called Reginald to eternal rest on June 14, 2024. Reginald passed away peacefully surrounded by family. Reginald was preceded in death by his father, Robert Oliphant, Sr. and his brothers, Robert Oliphant, Jr. and Cedric Oliphant. Reginald was a loving son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He leaves to cherish his memory: his mother, Gladys Oliphant; sister, Dr. Tiffany Jackson (Jeffrey); brother: Rev. Roland C. Oliphant (Eva); special nephew and niece: Austin and Aubrey Jackson; God mother: Joyce McGowan; God brothers: Colby and Cody Oliphant and Brandon Winfrey; God sister: Chataqua Franklin; Aunts: Mildred Handy (Bobby), Elizabeth Oliphant and Eddie Mae Vaughn; Uncles: Booker T. Oliphant, Lou Oliphant, and Charles Winfrey; special friend, Sultan Muhammad; and a host of nieces, nephews relatives, and friends. The family wishes to thank the dedicated caretakers and staff at Huntsville Healthcare Center for the compassionate care provided to Reginald.   Pallbearers are Devin Davidson, Austin Jackson, Jaquavian Jackson, Chadd Oliphant, Chase Oliphant, and Nehemiah Oliphant. Honorary Pallbearers are Kirby Issac, Jeffrey Jackson, Cody Oliphant, Colby Oliphant, Otis Oliphant, and Gregory Willis.   Visitation Wednesday, June 19, 2024 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Waller-Thornton Funeral Home 672 FM 980 ▪ Huntsville, TX 77320 Huntsville, TX Graveside Service Wednesday, June 19, 2024 11:00 AM Brooke Cemetery 672 FM 980 ▪ Huntsville, TX 77320 Interment Brooke Cemetery 672 FM 980 ▪ Huntsville, TX 77320

                   McArther Walker

McArther Walker

Heroes never die, they live on forever in the hearts and mind of those who would follow in their footsteps.   McArther Walker, Sr , a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and pillar of his community, passed away on June 13, 2024,  at the age of 81.   Born on March 28 , 1943 ,  in Grapeland, Texas, McArther was the firstborn of twelve children to Mr. Jeff and Dora Mae Walker.   McArther's journey  began during a time of segregation in the United States. Despite the challenges in the world during his upbringing, he thrived at W.R. Banks High School, an all-black institution dedicated to educating young African American children before the integration of Grapeland public schools.   After graduating , he chose a path of service, enlisting in the United States (U.S.) Army. Over his 24 -year military career, he traveled the world, with his time in Germany holding a special place in his heart. It was there that he met his beloved wife, Jutta. Together, they built a life filled with mutual love, respect, and admiration that endured for 39 years until his passing. To this union his beloved daughter, Sandra, was born.   McArther's family  was not just his greatest joy, but the heart and soul of his life. He is survived by his devoted wife, Jutta Walker , one daughter, Sandra Walker, and two sons. Son , McArther Walker, Jr. (Vaniecy ) Son, Ceon L. Henry, Sr. (Kalena) G randchildren, Ceon L. Henry, Jr., and Kelcee Henry Stepdaughter, Angela Wissel (Mike) her children Robin and Ronja Wissel   From McArther,  each of them can carry forward his  legacy of strength, resilience, and unwavering love, a testament to the deep bonds he fostered.   McArther also leaves one brother, Kent Walker (Stephanie); six sisters, Ellen Shepherd, Mary Lomax (Elbert Lomax), Linda Walker (William Murphy), Shirie Taylor (Eugene Taylor), Francis Phillips and Alphia Steinsbo. Sister-in-law Esther Walker, Sister -in-law Erika Tatarelli (Franco Tatarelli)   A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other devoted family members and friends will mourn his passing.   McArther is preceded in death by his parents and four brothers Jeff Walker, John R. Walker, Eddie B. Walker and Larry Walker.   McArther’s character  was that of a well-respected businessman, loyal friend and man of honor. After retiring from the U.S. Army , McArther  returned to his beloved hometown of Grapeland , Texas.     McArther  was so much more than his professional accomplishments to those who knew him. He was a loyal friend, a trusted colleague, and a steadfast community member. His love for the outdoors, whether hunting or simply enjoying nature, brought him peace and joy. Above all, he was a hard worker, a loving family man, and a shining example of fortitude and grace.   While his passing leaves a void in the lives of everyone he touched, McArther's memory will endure. His spirit lives on through his family, the countless lives he touched, and the lessons he imparted about perseverance, love, and the importance of community. As we mourn the loss of this remarkable man, we also celebrate his life, his triumphs, and the indelible mark he left on the world.   McArther’s final testimony:  As a young child, he confessed Christ, was baptized and joined Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Grapeland, Texas. In his final hours, he held fast to the love of Christ and confessed Jesus as Lord and Savior.   To God be the Glory - Amen .. Visitation Friday, June 21, 2024 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Walker & Walker Funeral Service Saturday, June 22, 2024 10:00 AM Rising Star Baptist Church Grapeland, TX Interment Mt. Zion Cemetery Grapeland, TX

                 Vanneata Jones Wooten

Vanneata Jones Wooten

Vanneata Marie “Neat” Jones Wooten was born to the Late Johnny and Mamie Richard Jones In the Berea Community, Crockett, TX . Growing up she attended Ralph Bunche School.   In January 1958 Vanneata Jones married Norman Wooten, and to the union four (4) kids were born Kathy, Cal, Frederick and Juanita.   She was a proud member of St. Andrews A.M.E.  Methodist Church of Crockett, Texas and a resident of Winfield Nursing Home in Crockett, TX.   Life Departure was on June 8, 2024, at Conroe HCA Hospital in Conroe, Texas.   She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Mamie Richard Jones; her brother, Johnny William Jones; and daughter, Kathy Watson.   Left to cherish her legacy are her sons, Cal (Lasharon) Wooten of Fresno, TX,, Frederick (Gloria) Wooten of Crockett, TX, daughter Juanita (Vernon) Nobles of Huntsville, TX; thirteen (13) grandchildren; thirteen (13) great-grandchildren; one (1) great-great-grandchild;  nephew, Jason; niece, Nikki; two (2) special cousins, Joyce Timmons and Cherlene Bridges;; special son Clarence Colter; a host of other relatives; and two (2) life-time special friends, Mary Daniels and Bobbie Simon. Visitation Friday, June 14, 2024 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Walker & Walker Funeral Service Saturday, June 15, 2024 12:00 PM Bethel  Missionary Baptist Church Crockett, TX. Interment Stanton-Thomas Cemetery Beria Community, Crockett, TX

                     Jobie Taylor "Tobie"

Jobie Taylor "Tobie"

Jobie Lee Taylor was born to  Ruben Taylor and Mollie M. Washington-Taylor on April 3rd, 1958. He was 11th out of 12 children. Jobie attended W.R. Banks High School. He was a member of St. John Baptist Church. Jobie enjoyed life to the fullest. He was an entrepreneur, owning a local car wash. Jobie was a tough and hard-working man. He always took care of his family. Jobie loved all kinds of outdoor activities. Spending time in God’s nature was his favorite. Jobie was a fun man to be around. He loved to dress up and look cool. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ruben and Mollie Taylor; (5) sisters; and (5) brothers; and special son-in-law, Clarence Hill, Jr. Left to continue his legacy are his wife, Johnnie Mae Bell; children, LaWayne Bell (Shataista), Jobbie Bell, Steven Bell (Mouna), Eric Bell, JoeAnna Bell, Jerome Bell, and Deianna Atkins; sisters, Rubie Lewis and Etta Taylor; (12) grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation Friday, June 14, 2024 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Walker & Walker Funeral Service Saturday, June 15, 2024 11:00 AM Rising Star Baptist Church Grapeland, TX. Interment Golden Gate Cemetery Grapeland, TX

                Vanessa (Edwards) Simpson

Vanessa (Edwards) Simpson

Vanessa was born to the late James & Joyce Jean Edwards on October 18, 1961 in Orange, TX. She accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age. After the death of her mother Joyce Jean, she moved to Hemphill, Texas and was raised by her aunt Myrtle Dennis, who preceded her in death.   She attended Mt. Zion UMC, and County Line Baptist Church. It was during this time she became a born again child of God.   At Hemphill ISD, Vanessa was a cheerleader, played basketball, and participated in track. She went on to attend Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas. It was there that she met and fell in love with Delbert Simpson. The two were united in marriage December 3, 1982. To this union 3 children were born.   Vanessa loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She always supported her children and grandchildren, in school, church and in their extracurricular activities. Upon moving to Tyler in 1990, she was employed at Melrose Nursing Home and later worked at Youth & Family Enrichment Services for over 20 years, where she was a supervisor of the Emergency Shelter.   She was a strong and wonderful wife and mother even as her health began to fail.   Vanessa & Delbert were married 42 years. Vanessa was the First Lady of the Rockhill Baptist Church of Cuney, Texas, for over 20 years and the Shiloh Baptist Church in Longview, Texas for 4 years. She was a faithful member & supporter of the church and her husband’s ministry. She was a member of the choir and worked with the youth. Vanessa was a great song leader.   The Lord called Vanessa home to Glory on May 20, 2024.   She was preceded in death by one grandson, Joshua Simpson; brothers Eddie Edwards, Michael Edwards & Jamie Edwards; sisters Oletha Brown, Veronica Edwards and Kathy Edwards;   She is survived by her husband, Delbert Simpson of Tyler, Texas; children, LaQuinda Simpson of Tyler, Texas, Delbert Simpson, Jr. (Angela) of Tyler, Texas, Whitney Simpson of Killeen, Texas, Sherod Johnson (Shandolyn) of Lufkin, Texas;eleven (11) grandchildren, Maniya Simpson, Dillon Johnson, Kaedence Johnson, Jakayden Miller, Kayleb Simpson, Alayah Creer, Amina Simpson, Jaiden Goodwin, Eran Medlock, Tatyana Webb, Sonora Simpson; brothers, James Edwards, Jr. (Chaquita), Tommy Smith (Nanetta), Rodney Smith (Natasha), Anthony Edwards (Tracy), Joseph Edwards (Stephanie), and Michael Edwards, all of Houston, Texas; and Jamey Smith Edwards of Vinton, Louisiana; sisters, Mary Edwards of Houston, Texas, Bridgette Edwards of Grand Prairie, Texas, Cynthia Edwards (Clonate) of Orange, Texas, and God sister Dorothy Hamilton (Bobby) of Houston, Texas; one aunt Vada Edwards of Orange, Texas, special nieces, Nichole Simpson and Sonora Edwards; and a host of nieces, nephews, brothers / sisters-in-law’s, cousins and friends.     Wake Friday, May 31, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Walker & Walker Funeral Home Grapeland, TX Funeral Service Saturday, June 1, 2024 11:00 AM People’s Missionary Baptist Church 2908 Bellwood Rd, Tyler, TX 75701 Interment Post Oak Cemetery Augusta, TX

                        Inez Jones Davis

Inez Jones Davis

Inez Davis was born in Grapeland, Texas, on February 28, 1931, to Lovett Bud Jones and Jewel Harrison Jones. She attended Ralph Bunch School. She was a caregiver, and in her spare time, she enjoyed farming. Inez accepted Christ at an early age. She loved the Lord and enjoyed fellowshipping at her church. She was the mother of Unity Baptist Church in Grapeland, Texas. Inez passed on May 24, 2024, at Palestine Regional Hospital in the care of Solaris Hospice; she fell asleep to be with Jesus.   She is preceded in death by her parents, Lovette Bud Jones and Jewel Harrison Jones; husband, Robert Lee Davis; mother-in-law, Ester Mae Redden (Big Moma); sisters, Costella Coleman, Ruby Jones, Becky Jones, Vera Gardner, and Rosa Lee Brooks; brothers, Lovi Jones, Charles Jones, Sam Jones, Joe Jones, and Fred Jones; three grandsons, Sammie Davis Jr., Kevin Walker, Eric Butler, and Steven Dupree; and granddaughter, Brandie Harmon.   She leaves to cherish her memory, brother Jack Jones; sons, Paul Davis (Cynthia) of Palestine, Texas, Leon Davis of Grapeland, Texas, Jimmy L. Davis (Lisa) of Palestine, Texas, Jeff Davis (Angela) of Grapeland, Texas; daughters, Faye Davis of Lufkin, Texas, Marylynn Davis of Lufkin, Texas, Shirley Monroe (John) of Lufkin, Texas, Eva Chapman, Marilyn Atkins of Grapeland, Texas, Genora Davis (Boo) of Crockett, Texas; a host of  35 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 30 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends who will cherish her memories.   Wake Friday, May 31, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Unity Baptist Church Grapeland, TX Funeral Service Saturday, June 1, 2024 Rising Star Baptist Church Grapeland, TX Interment Golden Gate Cemetery

                  Maryan Dickson Green

Maryan Dickson Green

Maryan Dickson Green, was born January 26, 1953, to the late Robert Lee Dickson and Johnnie Mae Walker Dickson, in Grapeland, Texas. At an early age, Maryan accepted Christ, was baptized and joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Grapeland, Texas. Maryan, attended Roe’s Chapel Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. She later united with the Church of Ninevah, founded by her sister, Dr. Angie Dickson, now under the leadership of Pastor Andra Reed. Maryan attended W.R. Banks High School but graduated from Grapeland High School after integration. Following graduation, she moved to Dallas, attended El Centro College; and graduated from Southern Methodist University, earning a B.S. in Education and a M.S. in Counseling. She worked as a teacher and later counselor in Dallas Independent School District, where she retired after 29 years. Maryan departed this earthly life at 11:09 A.M., on May 21, 2024 in the comfort of her own home, joining her parents, Robert and Johnnie M. Dickson; two (2) brothers John Dickson, and Clearance Dickson; three sisters Dr. Angie Dickson, Robbie Dickson, and Bobbie Reed; two nephews, Joseph T. Reed, and Patrick Crowder (Rashunda); and ex-spouse, Artis G. Green. Left to cherish her memories and continue her legacy is her only child, Armelia “Mia” Evans; spouse, Calvin Evans II of Little Elm, Texas; one sister, Maloyce Dickson (Danny Turner), of Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren, Kennedy Evans and Calvin Evans III; three nieces, Tara Dickson, Bridgett Baker and Zerlina Reed (Courtney and Joshua); one sister-in-law, Linda Dickson; and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Visitation Tuesday, May 28, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mt. Zion Baptist Church Grapelalnd, TX Funeral Service Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:00 PM Interment Mt. Zion Cemetery Grapeland, TX

                      Tom "Big E" Ervin

Tom "Big E" Ervin

Tom Ervine was born in Crockett, Texas, October 29, 1948 to Tom Frank Daniels and Cluteen Ervin. He grew up in the Crockett community and graduated from Ralph Bunche High School, where he was an outstanding athlete. Big E started his work career at Vulcraft, in Grapalend, Texas in 1967 and retired in 1994 after 27 faithful years. In 1968, Big E met Esaricelene Harris and they later married in 1997. They had five (5) kids, fifteen (15) grandkids, and fifteen (15) great grandkids. Big E transitioned peacefully on May 18, 2024, at The Woodlands Nursing Home and Rehab. He is preceded in death by his devoted wife Esaricelene Harris-Ervin; both parents, Tom Frank Daniels, and Cluteen Ervin; two (2) daughters, Diane Moten and Therlesia Harris. Left to continue his legacy is son Paul (Deloris) Harris, Italy, TX; daughters, Tonya Harris, Crockett, TX and Bonetta (Thomas) Harris-McDowell, Waco, TX; brothers, Jim (Loretta) Ervin, Norris (Karen) Ervin, Joe (Kathy) Graham, Johnnie Ray “Coach” Ervin, Clifford Ervin; sisters, Vaneser (Ray) Mitchel, Yvonne (Jerry) Holmes, Brenda Ervin, Angela (Kevin) Ewing; great aunts, Theresa (Polk) Colter, Mary Daniels-Hutton; great uncle , Albert “Junebug” Reese, Jr.; sister-in-law, Rose Washington; brothers-in-law, Donald (Cinzia) Harris, Sedrick (Tonya) Harris; fifteen (15) grandkids and fifteen (15) great grandkids; and a host family and friends. Visitation Friday, May 24, 2024 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Walker & Walker Funeral Service Saturday, May 25, 2024 11:00 AM Bethel Baptist Church Crockett, TX. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery Crockett, TX

Ronnie Smoot

Ronnie Smoot

Ronnie Smoot (75) of Grapeland, TX, was born October 15, 1948, in Crockett, TX to Albert Smoot and Faye Platt. He grew up on Lockout Road and Union Chapel Church. Ronnie graduated from GISD in 1967. Later on in life, he also attended Diesel Tech School, to become a photographic memory exemplary mechanic. Ronnie was drafted into the US Army in 1966. He served Active Duty throughout 1967 till 1969, and then Ronnie had years of Reserved Duty. After Ronnie finished his duty he began trucking. He has worked for many companies throughout his life. Some of them include S&S Trucking Co.; Boots & Coots Firefighting Equipment; Tejas Heavy Equipment Hauler & 50 years hauling Bar Joists.  He worked in the trucking industry for 53 years. Ronnie made many lifelong friends. He was loved by everyone who met him and liked by most! He is preceded in death by his grandparents: Albert Brewer Smoot & w/Martha McGlothlin, Henry Platt & w/Virginia; parents, Albert Colquitt Smoot and Faye Nell Platt; brother-in-law, Donald McBroom; sister-in-law, Rita Galloway; father in law Sonny Stutts & w/Leona.   Left to continue his legacy is his wife of 37 years, Patti Smoot; sons, Ronnie Jo Smoot of Montgomery, TX and Cory Gene Smoot of Palestine, TX; daughters, Stephanie Alabdallah of Spring, TX and Gina Barreto of Houston, TX; step daughter, Leslie Goodnight Cox of Latexo, TX; brothers, Mike Smoot of Jefferson, TX; brothers in law, Ronnie Stutts & wife Ruby of Tyler, TX, Ricky Stutts and wife Becky of Magnolia, TX, Tom Galloway and wife Connie of Azle, TX; sister, Brenda Wells of Clarksville, TX; sister in law, Connie McBroom of Rusk, TX; and three(3) grandchildren, Patrick Taylor, Brandon Taylor, and Weston Goodnight. Visitation Friday, May 24, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Walker & Walker Graveside Service Saturday, May 25, 2024 11:00 AM Denson Cemetery Grapeland, TX. Interment Denson Cemetery Grapeland, TX

Dorothy Jean Lenox Johnston

Dorothy Jean Lenox Johnston

Dorothy Johnston of Kennard, Texas, passed away at Winfield Nursing Home in Crockett, Texas, on May 21, 2024, at the age of 70 after a long battle with liver failure. Dorothy lived life precisely on her terms until the very end. This fiercely independent, pink-haired, East Texas woman marched through her days to the beat of her drum, unbothered by societal expectations or the opinions of others. Those closest to Dorothy recognized her for the genuine person she was - a woman who lived life authentically, spoke her mind freely, and answered only to herself. Her loved ones admired Dorothy's unapologetic zest for life and stubborn attitude. The world is dimmer without Dorothy's bright, unfiltered spirit. In her honor, may we all lead with the same realness, embracing our quirks and truths that make us uniquely ourselves. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Johnston; son, Jared Johnston; parents, Marie and Harold Lenox; brothers, David and Jimmy Lenox. Left to cherish her memories are her sister, Mary Lenox and husband Javencio of Porter Springs; son, Joseph Johnston and wife Amanda of Kennard; son, Jeremiah Johnston, and wife Paola of Spring; daughter, Mariah Dickey, and husband Seth of Baton Rouge; daughter in love, Carly Foster and husband Jonathan of Crockett; grandchildren, Zeke, Aiden, Tristan, Brody, Mia, Raeah, Liam, Dakoda, Nohwa, Charli, Ariah, and Nova; nephews, Sam, Donnie, Tony, Lance, Damon, and Gary; and numerous other family and friends. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests that monetary donations be made to help with burial costs and other funeral expenses. Donations can be made here:  https://gofund.me/c0d99aea Graveside Service Thursday, May 23, 2024 6:00 PM Creek Cemetery Austonio, Texas Interment Creek Cemetery Austonio, Texas

Carmela A. Leonard

Carmela A. Leonard

CARMELA A. LEONARD, age 56, of Whitehall, Pennsylvania passed away on Tuesday, March 19,2024 in Leigh High Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Carmela was born on August 17,1967 in Houston, Texas to Mr. Fred and Willie Taylor Leonard. She was the last born child to this union. CARMELA attended the public schools in the Houston Independent District. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for Engineering Professions in 1985. Carmela received an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas Austin and received a Master’s degree from North Carolina State A & T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. She worked at Texas Instruments in Houston, Texas and Lucent Technologies in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania before beginning her 20 year career in the IT Department at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. CARMELA was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She thoroughly loved her work and she also enjoyed gardening in her spare time. She always looked forward to returning to Houston to spend lots of time which always meant that she would be home for her birthday every August, during the Christmas Holidays, and sometimes in between. SHE was how one typically describes an engineer (someone who absolutely must have details about everything). This not only was in reference to her work life but her family and friends' lives and the lives of their loved ones as well. SHE leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Willie; brother, Darryl Leonard, and nephew Dante Leonard, all of Houston, Texas; uncles, Norvelle Leonard, Sr., and Larry D. Leonard (Johnie); aunts, Kattie Hatcher, Ida Oliver (Charles), Shirley Leonard, Hazel Holman (Ponell), Ruby Nickson (Eddie), and Bertha Warfield; special friends, James M. Lake, Jr.(Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania), and Comfort Fordjour (Nazareth, Pennsylvania); many cousins and many beloved friends. CARMELA was preceded in death by her father, Fred C. Leonard; sister, Patricia A. Leonard; maternal grandparents, Robert L. and Stacie Taylor; paternal grandparents, Larry and Cleo Leonard; uncles, Robert Taylor, Rose Eddie Leonard, Sr.; and aunt, Addie Taylor. Visitation Friday, March 29, 2024 10:00 AM Cloverland Church of Christ Houston, TX. Funeral Service Friday, March 29, 2024 11:00 AM Cloverland Church of Christ Houston, TX. Interment Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery Houston, TX

                    Judy Mosley Thomas

Judy Mosley Thomas

Mrs. Judy Thomas, 70 years old, was the ninth child born to Mr. Albert Lee Mosley Sr. and Mae Lee Walker Mosley on January 3, 1954, in Grapeland Texas. In 1955 she and family moved to Elkhart Texas where she grew up and received her formal education. She graduated from Elkhart High School in 1972. She had a job before she finished high school, and worked until her health began to fail. She furthered her education, when she received her Bachelor of Science degree from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie Texas. She was also a Realtor, and an Insurance Agent. Judy accepted Christ at an early age. She married the love of her life, Bobby Thomas, on September the 6th, 1974. She then united with The Coming of Christ Church in Dallas Texas. Sis. Judy worked faithfully in the church. She was a devoted choir member, usher, and Sunday school teacher. dependable member of the daughters of Zion. She later became a member of House of Prayer, under Pastor Jerome Simpson. Judy made sure her house was in order, then she made her peacefully transition at home with her family at her bedside, which was her request. She was preceded in death by: mother, Mae Lee Walker Mosley; father Albert Lee Mosley Sr. mother and father-in-law: Bro. Aiver (Lucille) Thomas; sisters: Clara Mosley, Doris Richards, Daisy Coleman, and Ruthie Williams: brothers; Crawford Mosley, J.R. Mosley, Lonnell Mosley, Larry Mosley, Dennis Mosley, and Lee Authur Mosley. One sister-in-law: Cynthia Thomas. Leaving behind to cherish her memories, is her beloved husband of forty-nine plus years Mr. Bobby Joe Thomas. One precious daughter Tonya Thomas, one devoted grandson: Ja Quincy Thomas, and a sweet granddaughter, Jenesis Thomas: sisters; Owina (Billy) Johnson, Oakwood Texas, Joyce Mosley and Dorothy Clewis (Willie) Palestine Texas, and Mary Robinson, Elkhart Texas. Three brothers: Albert Lee (Queen) Mosley, Tyler Texas; Wilbert Mosley and Charles Mosley of Crockett Texas. One Aunt Edwiner Butler, Elkhart Texas. Two sister-in laws; Clarine Whitfield, Doris Jo Thomas, of Italy Texas: Two very special cousins: Kathy Scott of Bremond Texas and Patricia Taylor of Dallas Texas. A special friend Ms. Connie McDavid of Italy Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation Saturday, March 9, 2024 10:00 AM Rising Star Baptist Church Grapeland, TX. Funeral Service Saturday, March 9, 2024 11:00 AM Rising Star Baptist Church Grapeland, TX. Interment Golden Gate Cemetery Grapeland, TX

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