Funeral service for Mrs. Mosezella McCray Thomas Pearson will be conducted 1 PM Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church, Highway 341, Olanta, SC. Interment will follow in the church cemetery directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.
Mrs. Mosezella McCray Thomas Pearson was born January 7, 1953 in Florence County to the late Josh and Mable Johnson McCray. She departed this life on Thursday, May 9, 2019.
Mosezella attended the Public Schools of Florence County and was a graduate of Olanta High School.
She worked in Food Service for years. After retirement, she continued her education in the Nursing Field.
Mosezella was a loving mother, grandmother, surrogate mother, niece, cousin, and aunt who was affectionately called “Aunt Modie,” enjoyed her family. She was a person whom if you knew her you loved her. She was kind, generous, and full of love and laughter. Often quiet and reserved, she was devoted and loyal to her family and would answer any call.
Mosezella was preceded in death by her husband, Carry “L.S.” Thomas; one son, Lee James Thomas; her parents; Josh and Mable Johnson McCray; five brothers, Leroy Johnson, Elliott McCray, Josh McCray, William Joe McCray, and Charles Allen McCray; and a special nephew, Ronald Lee Wilson.
She leaves to cherish her memories: four children, Jason Thomas of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Lisa Soto and Letha Pearson both of Fort Lee Virginia, and Josh Pearson of Florence, South Carolina; a special daughter, LaQuentta (George) Harless of Florence, South Carolina; twospecial sons, Monte (Barbara) Grant of Sumter, South Carolina and Mitchell Whitley of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; ten grandchildren, Johnny, Jalen, Dondre, Erica, Fabion, Alton, Rosetta, Jaquetta, George II, Arieonah; two great grandchildren; four sisters, Annie Loris Baker and Deloris Coker both of High Point, North Carolina, Helen (Lavelle) Jeffery and Jeanne (Willie) Sharper both of Timmonsville, South Carolina; one uncle, Joe Jones of Greenville, South Carolina; two aunts, Sam-Ella Brown of Columbia, South Carolina and Barbara Jean Butler of Brooklyn, New York; a very special godson, Mitchell Whitley; a host of nephews; nieces; cousins; other relatives; and friends.
The family will receive friends at 2237 Bellaire Dr., Florence.
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