Opal Mozelle Thompson
Opal Mozelle Thompson, better know as Moze, Mom, or Nanny, left us on Monday, Nov. 25 for greener pastures. Moze was born on Dec. 18, 1920, to Salathial David and Bertha Belle Andrews in Coleman, Okla. She married W.C. “Bill” Thompson, Feb. 2, 1938, and was soon blessed with two children, Dave and Ann. Bill and Moze lived in Shallowater, Texas, where they ran the Citizens Co-op Gin from 1953-1978. They moved to Tatum, N.M., and then retired together to Uvalde, Texas, in 1983, where they were surrounded by family. After Bill’s death, Moze moved with her daughter and son-in-law, Bob Spurrier, to Paris, Texas, where they cared for her until her death. Moze was known for many things. Her cooking was one of them; and her sharp, hilarious wit was another. Everyone that knew her loved her. She was just one of those special people that everyone wanted to be around. She was the life of the party up to the very end. For those of us who were lucky enough to be loved by her, her love was made so very clear. And we were so very fortunate. It’s Thanksgiving week. Everyone has said – oh it must be so hard to lose a loved one during the holidays. But really – it seems like such an appropriate and poignant reminder of how many things we have to be thankful for. And having her around for all of this time is something we are all very, very thankful for. Moze was predeceased by her husband, Bill; and her son, Dave. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Bob Spurrier; daughter-in-law, Thelma Thompson of Uvalde, Texas; granddaughter, Tonya Brami and her husband, Jeff, and their children, Cody, Taylor, Emma and TJ; and grandson, Ross Thompson and his wife, Jae, and their daughter Kennedy. Visitation will be at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Funeral Home Friday, November 29, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Graveside services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Uvalde, Texas. The family requests memorials be made to the Humane Society of Uvalde, American Cancer Society or the charity of one’s choice. THE PRECEDING IS A PAID OBITUARY.
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