Rev. Donald Steven Moss, 47, of Madison Wis. passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 13, 2014 at the UW Hospital.

Rev. Donald Steven Moss was born Sept. 24, 1966 in Marvell, to David and Lorene Moss.  He was the youngest of 10 children.  

Rev. Moss, 47, of Madison Wis. passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 13, 2014 at the UW Hospital.

He confessed a hope in Christ at an early age. It was apparent that God had work for him to do. He accepted his call to preach the Word of God at age 25. Since then, he was winning souls, sharing the Gospel, teaching the word and witnessing to all that would listen.  Rev. Moss served as a pastor for 13 years at Second Baptist Church in Madison.

Throughout his years as a pastor and servant of God, Rev. Moss was involved in a number of community-based programs and organizations that work with social issues and the education of African Americans as a whole. These commitments included seatbelt awareness, HIV/AIDS awareness, and health-related issues for cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and prison ministry at the Columbia Correctional Institution, mentoring and volunteering within and outside of the schools.

Rev. Moss’ passion and emphasis was on the need for spiritual growth and development through the teaching and learning of God’s Word. He had a passion for working with children within the church and community. He loved talking to people of all ages regardless of their religious affiliation and sharing his knowledge and witnessing about the unconditional love of God. 

He lived by the mantra that the ultimate mission is based on the Word of God, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” (Matthew 28:19).

It was from his personal knowledge and experience that God's love is unconditional and that God is a God of another chance.

Rev. Moss was a product of God’s grace and mercy, as a result it was his desire to share and enlighten those that are walking in darkness or have strayed along the way.  

He was a member of New Zion Baptist Church in Beloit, Wis.

Rev. Moss served as the superintendent of Sunday School, was a member of the Shepherd’s staff and a member and former music director for the male chorus. He was committed to using his gifts in ministry through singing and preaching the Word of God.

His mother, Lorene Moss, his father David Moss Sr. and a sister, Thelma Moss-Brown, preceded Rev. Moss in death.  

He leaves to cherish his memory, three daughters, Latonia Moss of Sun Prairie, Wis., Marissa Moss and Danielle Moss of Flint, Mich.; two grandchildren, Oscar Jackson III and La’Niyah Jackson of Sun Prairie; four brothers and three sisters; Clarence Moss (Willie Mae) of Chicago, Ill., David Moss of San Diego, Calif., Barbara Gonzales (Joe) of San Diego, Johnnie Moss Sr. of Madison, Freddie Moss of Madison, Yvette Floyd (Maru) of San Diego, Glenda McClinton of Lexa, AR; his uncles, James (Vivian) Brown and Ernest (Pam) Brown; his aunts, Mattie Mae Brown, Mattie Butcher, Lodessa (Arthur) English and Rosetta House; and a host of  cousins and friends.

Funeral services for Rev. Donald Steven Moss will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at the P.L.M. &D District Center.

Rev. Johnny Moss Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Springlake Cemetery at Lexa. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 21 at Second Baptist Church at Lexa.

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