Violet Geraldine “Gerry” Mosley, age 90, passed away peacefully at the Mena Regional Health System in Mena, Arkansas on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Gerry was born on February 14, 1930 in Tecumseh, Oklahoma to the late Elizabeth Mae Cook and Alfred Cecil Harris, Sr.
Her family moved to Cotton Center, Texas in 1941. After graduating high school from Cotton Center she attended Lipperts Business College in Plainview, Texas. She worked at the Telephone Company of the Texas Southwest for three years. On May 23, 1952 she married Walton Hoyt Mosley. They raised two children Steve and Stephanie.
Gerry and Walton moved to Mena in 1968 and together owned and operated the local Montgomery Ward Store. After several good years in this business they sold it and Gerry was able to enjoy more time sewing and quilting with her fellow sisters at the Northside Church of Christ. She also attended exercise classes at RMCC and was still walking until the time of her passing.
Gerry was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Walton of 58 years; her brother Johnnie Harris and his wife Jean; sister Maxine Weeks and her husband Gill; and sister in law Doris Harris.
Gerry is survived by son Steve Mosley and wife Carla of Mena; daughter Stephanie Been and husband Randy of Clarksville, Arkansas; one grandson Nick Mosley and wife Jenna of Bullard, Texas and two great grandsons Collin and Nathan Mosley; brother A.C. Harris, Jr. of Abernathy, Texas; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and a special friend Joan Marshall.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at the Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Mena with Glen Stepp officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. No visitation is planned.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the men of the Northside Church of Christ.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Southern Christian Children’s Home, 100 W Harding Street, Morrilton, AR 72110.
The family would like to give special thanks to all of those that have helped take care of Gerry in the past few years; Peachtree Mena Assisted Living; Mena Regional Health System; and The Oaks at Mena.