Barbara Williams Mosley, 67

by | January 10, 2018 2:43 pm

    Memorial service for Barbara Williams Mosley, 67, of Swainsboro were held Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Hawhammock Baptist Church at 1 p.m. with Reverend Cail Pressey officiating. She passed away Saturday afternoon, January 6, 2018, at her residence following an extended illness.

   Mrs. Barbara Williams Mosley was born October 14, 1950, in Swainsboro to the late Isma Williams and Eudelle Abney Williams. A lifelong resident of Emanuel County, she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed volunteering and serving her community through various outreach organizations and programs. At the age of 56, she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville. She sold pine cones and worked various side jobs to finance her college education. Her nursing career began at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin. A few years later, she began working for United Hospice in Swainsboro. Mosley was one of the first locally assigned hospice nurses in Swainsboro at that time. She enjoyed helping others and spent the last several years of her life volunteering for the Kairos Prison Ministry as well as teaching Sunday school at Hillcrest Baptist Church and Hawhammock Baptist Church. She was extremely proud of completing the Dale Carnegie Course in Speaking and Human Relations in 1975. She instilled many of these skills into her two sons as she was raising them as a single mother. Her tenacity and drive inspired those around her, especially her children. She was adored by her grandchildren and will be remembered as a strong, generous, and loving woman, devoted to them and her whole family. Mosley was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Linda Ogletree.

   Survivors include her husband, Watson Mosley of Swainsboro; sons, Chris (Tina) Biggers of Bartow and John (Michele) Biggers of Claxton; daughters, Nannette Mosley (Paul Keck) of Watkinsville and Valarie Mosley (Justin Clark) of College Park, Md.; brother, Johnny (Joyce) Williams of Swainsboro; brother-in-law, Gene Ogletree of Swainsboro; grandchildren, Santi Garcia-Mosley, Laura Garcia-Mosley, Christopher Biggers, Ian Mosley Clark, and Payton Biggers; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

   Honorary pallbearers are Woman of Wisdom Sunday School Class.

   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pruitt Hospice 667 South Main St., Swainsboro, Ga., 30401.

   Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.

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