On Monday, May 31, 2021, our family circle was broken when Mother Rosetta Lee Moseley was called home to be with the Lord. She was born on March 5, 1921 in Chesapeake, Virginia to the late Rev. Samuel Lee and Elizabeth Burress Lee. She graduated from Providence High School in Chesapeake, Virginia, and studied Dietetics/Nutrition, and Sewing at Norfolk State College.
Rosetta accepted Christ at an early age, and has been a devoted member of Jerusalem United Holy Church (UHC) since its inception. She assisted her husband, the late Rev. Elmo T. Moseley, in establishing the church in March 1952. She was a faithful member of the Missionary Choir, the Usher Board and the Mother’s Board at Jerusalem UHC. She served as a State Mother and an Advisor to the Usher Board for the Virginia District Convocation.
Her husband passed on to be with the Lord 53 years ago. With the help of God by her side, she had the strength to carry on and continue parenting their seven children. The two youngest were in college when he passed.
She worked as a Dietitian for Norfolk City Schools, and retired as the Cafeteria Manager of Bowling Park Elementary School in January 1980.
Rosetta was a loving and devoted wife, Mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, and friend. She was always willing to help anyone in need. She had a big heart, and she never missed the opportunity to offer food for the Soul, and food for the body. She was a Mother in deed; always putting her husband and children first; always giving words of encouragement and advice; always there to nurture and help guide the way for her family, as well as many, many others who she took under her wings. She was our Mother, the Church Mother, and the Neighborhood Mother.
Rosetta was a humble person who never complained about anything. She was hard working, and dedicated to her family, her Church, and her career. She was loved by all who knew her, and she will be missed.
She enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening, and shopping. She was always excited about attending church activities, choir unions, conventions and convocations. She also enjoyed going on adventures to far away places like Hawaii and Italy (Rome and Florence) with her family.
Rosetta was predeceased by her devoted husband, Rev. Elmo T. Moseley, Sr.; her sons, Elmo T. Moseley, Jr., and James Moseley; her son in law, A. Phillip Brown; and her granddaughter, Keisha Brown.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sister, Mother Doris L. Williams; her four daughters, Augustine Brown, Annie Boone (Bernard), Audrey Moseley, and Rosetta Faltz; her son, Roosevelt Moseley (Doris); her daughters in law, Mary Moseley, and Thelma Moseley; her grandchildren, Wesley Alford, Sherrie Gober, Melodie Moseley, James Moseley, Jr., Chanda Walton (Eric), Tanelle Brown (DeShaun), Roosevelt Moseley, Jr., Dustin Faltz, Tiffany Brown, Phillistine Winstead, Randy Moseley, and Antonio Moseley; her twenty one great-grandchildren; her thirteen great-great grandchildren; her godsons, Kenneth Brown, and Michael Lewis; her several goddaughters; and a host of other relatives and friends.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” -II Timothy 4:7-8