May 4th, 2010, 06:33 AM
I just heard that my Grandma, Mildred Moseley passed away last night. She was one fantastic woman who lovd the Lord through n through. She loved the Nazarene Church joing at age 16 and rarely missing a Sunday or Wedesday service until her 'promotion'. I am not sure of the service arrangements yet but will keep posted. Please pray for preparations for this coming funeral where her life in dedication to the Lord will be celebrated. Miss you ma.
May 4th, 2010, 10:02 AM
Mildred Hampton Moseley
Mildred Hampton Moseley departed this life on May 3, 2010. In the105 years, nine months, and 12 days she lived, she set an example of dedicated Christian living that shaped her legacy to all who knew and loved her.
Mildred was born at Coon Palace in Montgomery County, Texas, July 21, 1904, the third child of Yack and Bertie Hampton. The Hampton family settled in Coryell County in 1906. “Mit” or “Mitzie” – as she was affectionately known – attended school in Pearl through the ninth grade. She earned her two-year teaching certificate from Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas, and taught school at Slater and Peabody.
Mildred married Randall Lawton Moseley October 12, 1924 in Pearl. They had five children and were active members of the Church of the Nazarene. They lived and farmed in Peabody, Pearl, and Evant. In 1954 they bought a laundry business and settled in Stephenville. They retired in 1974.
Randall passed away in October, 1991, and was buried in Pearl. In 1992 Mildred sold her home in Stephenville and moved to Huntsville to live near her oldest son Yack Clayton and his wife Genevela. Macular degeneration forced her to surrender her driver’s license at 87, yet she continued to live an independent life cooking, sewing and gardening. In later years, two broken hips and cancer did not deter her from attending church, traveling, or (with a reading machine) reading her Bible, Sunday school lessons, and the Gatesville Messenger (a subscriber for over eighty years). Mildred’s renditions of “Where We Never Grow Old,” “Texas,” and “At Calvary” demonstrated her fondness for singing. Her favorite song was “All Because Of God’s Amazing Grace.”
In April, 2006, mobility problems obligated her to give up her home and live alternately with her daughter Deletta and husband Phil and her son Kendall and wife Waynetta. She accepted her lifestyle change with grace and admirable flexibility and assurance that God’s purpose was at work in her life.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents Yack and Bertie Hampton; son Jeff Rayburn Moseley, daughter Linda Kay Gutierrez, and son Yack Clayton Moseley; sisters Cleo Coston, and Pauline Hampton and brothers Earl Hampton, Raby Hampton, and Mabern “Short” Hampton.
May 4th, 2010, 10:30 AM
Scott, I don't remember that I ever met your grandmother, but anyone who was born in Coon Palace had to be a colorful person. We will pray for your family during this time.
105!! You have great genes.
PS: Now I know where the name "Yack" came from.
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