The home going celebration of the life and legacy of Magnolia “Precious” Moss, 98, of Columbia, S.C. and formerly of Lexa and Elaine, will be held Saturday, April 13 at the Second Missionary Baptist Church of Helena at 2 p.m.
Rev. Arthur Hughes Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in the St. John M.B. Church Cemetery in Lexa.
Affectionately called “Precious,” Magnolia was born March 22, 1915 in Clarksdale, Miss. to John and Georgia Williams. Four sisters and four brothers preceded her in death.
Precious grew up in Ratio and became an active member of the Gumwood Baptist Church at an early age. Years later, following her marriage to the late George C. Moss, Precious moved to Elaine and subsequently to Lexa where she became an active member of the former First Baptist Church of Lexa. Precious moved her membership to the St. John Church of Lexa. Precious later became a very active member of the Second Missionary Baptist Church of Lexa. There, she remained an active and faithful member until her health failed and she was taken to Memphis to live with her granddaughter and namesake, Magnolia Williams. She later moved to Columbia where she passed away on April 1, 2013.
She leaves to cherish her memory and to continue her legacy, three sisters-in-law, Cornelius Moss of Madison, Wis., Earlene Moss of Lexa and Mildred Moss of Lexa; 20 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; 66 great-great grandchildren; 12 great-great-great grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces and friends.
Services are entrusted to Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home in West Memphis. The guest book can be signed at www.wolfebrothersfuneralhomeinc.com.
Burial will be in the St. John Church of Lexa Cemetery.