The Progress-Index - - OBITUARIES -

Mrs. Ver­nell Priscilla Moss, af­fec­tion­ately known as “Momma/ GaGa”, 68, of 1373 Farmer Street, Peters­burg, VA, was given her an­gel wings on Thurs­day, Jan­uary 10, 2019 at South­side Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Peters­burg, VA.

She was born on Fe­bru­ary 5, 1950 in Vir­ginia, to Delores Spicer and Jasper John­son. She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, James Mon­roe Moss; mother, Delores Spicer; brother, Keith Spicer; and grand­par­ents, Lacy and Vir­ginia Cren­shaw.

Ver­nell was the true def­i­ni­tion of a “Queen”. She was al­ways lov­ing, car­ing and giv­ing. She al­ways gave of her­self and epit­o­mized beauty, style and grace. She was known in the neigh­bor­hood as “Momma”, and was loved by ev­ery­one she came in con­tact with. Ver­nell fed any and ev­ery­one who was hun­gry and gave out of pure kind­ness. She al­ways had a smile and was will­ing to help oth­ers.

Ver­nell en­joyed cook­ing, singing, watch­ing her “Westerns” and spend­ing time with her fam­ily. As the ma­tri­arch of the fam­ily, she in­stilled morals, val­ues, and the im­por­tance of lov­ing one an­other and keep­ing ev­ery­one to­gether. Ver­nell gave tire­lessly of her­self to ev­ery­one even on days when she wasn’t feel­ing well her­self.

Ver­nell was a beau­ti­ful per­son who loved life and oth­ers. She loved driv­ing her Ford F-150, which she called her “Big Boy Toy”. She cre­ated a life­time of mem­o­ries and will for­ever be cher­ished.

She leaves to cher­ish her mem­o­ries: three daugh­ters, one de­voted Ch­eryl Casey (Rod­ney) of Peters­burg, VA, Von­cie Grant (Robert) and Shel­cie Law­ing (Wil­liam) both of Rich­mond, VA; six grand­chil­dren, Ola­ju­won John­son, Chiq­uita Casey, Khalil Casey, Sr., Maya Tow­ers, Wil­liam Law­ing III, and Myles Law­ing; eight great-grand­chil­dren, Omariyah Davis, Ari­ona Davis, McKen­zie Casey-Jones, Khalil Casey, Jr. Jay’Asia Davis, Ja’Khyiah Davis, Carter Tow­ers, and Brian Ma­son, Jr.; god­son, Gene Parker III; two brothers, Carl­ton Spicer (Carla), and Michael John­son (Karen); one de­voted sis­ter, Adri­ane Clark (Shawn) of Bal­ti­more, MD; two nieces, one de­voted, Bishelya Hooper (Wil­lie) of Peters­burg, VA, and Lamia Spicer of Cal­i­for­nia; two de­voted neph­ews, Deron Spicer and Rashad Spicer both of Peters­burg, VA; seven great-neph­ews and one great-niece; aunt, Spring Trot­ter (An­thony) of Peters­burg, VA; un­cle, Ron­ald Cren­shaw (Mar­garet) of At­lanta, GA; and a host of cousins, other rel­a­tives and friends.

A spe­cial thank you to the staff of South­side Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter and the staff of J.M. Wilk­er­son Fu­neral Es­tab­lish­ment, Inc.

Ser­vices will be held 1:00 P.M., Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 16, 2019 at Third Bap­tist Church, 550 Farmer Street, Peters­burg, VA, the Rev. Leroy A. Cherry, Pas­tor, eu­lo­gist. The in­ter­ment to fol­low at Din­wid­die Me­mo­rial Park.

A wake will be held from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Tues­day, Jan­uary 15, 2019 at the fu­neral es­tab­lish­ment.

The fam­ily will as­sem­ble 12:00 noon the day of the ser­vice and will re­ceive friends at 1373 Farmer Street, Peters­burg, VA.

J.M. Wilk­er­son Fu­neral Es­tab­lish­ment, Inc., 102 South Av­enue, Peters­burg, VA, (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilk­er­son­

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