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Mother Evelyn Mosley

June 2, 1929 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 92)


Evelyn Mosley was born to John and John Ellen Hill on June 2, 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio.  She was the second oldest child.  She had six siblings, her brothers were Eddie, William, James and Robert.  Her sisters were Lillian and Alice.


Evelyn attended the Cleveland Metropolitan School System.  She attended John Hay, even though she lived closer to East Tech where her brothers went to school.  East Tech was a all boy school at that time. She left school in the 11th grade and went to work in a hospital.  She later realized she could be more than a aid in a hospital, or working in a department store, and went to night school and earned her diploma. She took secretarial courses, book keeping and learned to type.  . 


Evelyn met Levi Mosley at Second Tabernacle Baptist Church, when he       attended church with his sister.   Levi was in the army and was visiting his    sister while on leave, and he noticed Evelyn singing in the church choir. Levi began talking to her and asked her father if he could marry her. Her father told him that after he returned from the service he would consider letting him marry her. When he returned he asked for her hand in marriage.


Evelyn married Levi Mosley in 1947 and to this union three children were born, Arthelia, Octavius, and Larnell. Levi owned a TV repair service and  Evelyn worked in his TV shop, she was his secretary working with him in his office and collecting money and handling all paper work.


Secretarial work was not her passion, she took crocheting, knitting and she began painting scenery, she took tailoring classes from Singer, and purchased a sewing machine and learned dressmaking and began making her own clothes, she went to millinery school, and began making hats, after her children were no longer babies, and were in school all day she went to Nursing School.  When the class was completed she drove to Columbus to take State Boards and she passed the first time. 


She began working as a nurse in Women’s hospital, and she worked there until the hospital closed.  When the hospital closed, she began working in

Aristocrat South Nursing home, she was able to work all of the Aristocrat

Nursing homes. The owner of the Aristocrat Nursing Homes, South, West and North where she worked realized how good she was at getting them up to State regulations.  If a nursing home could not pass state board requirements, it could be shut down.  She did this for about six years.  After she left the nursing home seen, she became a private duty nurse. She worked for years doing private duty nursing to make money to put her children thru college.  She could make more money in private duty and they were able to buy their home.


They moved their family to Warrensville, where they were in a new city and new school system.  They became prominent members of the community, Levi became councilman and served for 18 years.  His youngest son got in some trouble and was put on probation his father went to Bedford court to  check out the Probation       Department and eventually became the Chief Probation Officer. 


Her husband was chief probation officer of Bedford Court, and being chief probation officer as well as Warrensville Heights Councilman The Mayor prompted him to give up his position as Chief Probation Officer and she was appointed Chief  Probation Officer of Bedford Court.   Her granddaughter went to school to become a paralegal. When Evelyn was at retirement age she stayed working in the Bedford Court System until she was able to get her granddaughter a job at the Bedford Court.


While she was a Probation Officer in Bedford Court, she taught Ceramics in the education division of Warrensville Heights and later at the Senior Citizens building.  After it was built. She worked diligently in her Church, she served on the nurses guild in her former church.  When The Word Church was established her and her husband being probations officers they worked on the prison ministry.  She served on the communion committee, she served on the baptism committee.  She cooked and served for church events. She became the first leader of the Seasoned Saints, and she gave the Seasoned Saints their name. She loved to keep busy doing the things she loved.


Evelyn still employed by the city of  Warrensville in the Senior Citizen sector, she worked on her ceramics at  home, she set a table in her living room and painted   ceramic pieces until her stroke, and she was unable work any longer.  Her family wanted her home, and they took care of her during her final days.  She wanted to be home, and they wanted her there.


Evelyn leaves to morn her passing, her sister Lillian, brother in law Kelly, her daughter, Arthelia, son Octavius, grandson, Derrick, (Tammy) granddaughter, Antoinette, (Edward)  Great grandsons, Anttwan, Antonio, Reece and Trent great grand daughters, Kayla, Karley and Antoniyah, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


She will be missed.!



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January 15, 2022

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January 16, 2022

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January 16, 2022

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