Mozelle Matheny Wilson of Forest City passed away at 3:31 pm on Wednesday, December 30, at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.
Mozelle was born June 22, 1933 on the family farm in the West End of Forest City to parents Lester and Lottie Matheny. Growing up on a farm she learned the value of hard work. Her work career was seasonal at Doncaster and Broadway Salvage where she made bows and wrapped plants. She also worked for a short time in the cafeteria of Forest City Elementary School. One of her greatest accomplishments is helping her husband establish and operate W.F. Wilson Septic Tank Service, where she answered the phone and helped manage the business.
Mozelle is preceded in death by her loving husband W. F. "Fred" Wilson and grandson Beau Raadik Wilson, and also by her siblings; Jack Matheny, Glenn Matheny, and Irene Hamrick.
Family left to cherish her memory are sons, Butch and wife Carol, of Ellenboro, Mike and wife Debbie, Steve and wife Janet, Aaron and wife Kelli, and a daughter Ramona Wilson McEntire and husband Tim, all of Forest City. Ten grandchildren; Michelle Wilson, Jill Wilson, Brook Pennington and husband Jonathan, Leigh Wilson and husband Michael, Melanie McEntire, Reagan Wilson, Michaela McEntire, Hanna Wilson, Jordan Hubbard and husband Justin, and Maggie Wilson. Seven great grandchildren; Christopher Greene, Alexis Hamrick, Madyon and Bryley Pennington, Andrew Stiles, Mason and Maverick Harton. and also two great-great grandchildren; Natalie Jones and Axel Greene. She is also survived by a sister, Faye Matheny Nichols of Forest City, sister-in-law Louise Wilson Kirk and husband David of Knoxville, TN, brother-in-law J.C. Wilson of Rutherfordton, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mozelle was a member of Father's Vineyard Church where she attended faithfully as long as her health would permit. She spent her growing up years as an active member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church where she learned to love the Lord and serve in many areas of the church. The church was the social center of life for her as well as school where she was active in both Forest City Elementary and Cool Springs High. Mozelle had such a caring heart for those less fortunate than she and gave generously of her time as well as other needs. Mozelle was an avid collector of antiques and “treasures” and operated a shop called “My Sister’s Place” for several years in the mid 90s.
Mozelle loved her Lord Jesus and shared that love with others and was on her knees every night thanking Him for His love. Her favorite saying to her many grandchildren was, "We just love here."
Due to the concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic the family will hold a public graveside service on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 2pm at The Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery with Reverend Billy Stamey and Reverend Chris Glawson officiating. Masks and social distancing are requested. No formal visitation will be scheduled.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Fairhaven Bostic for the loving care given to Mozelle over the past six years as well as the compassion and care of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills. There really are no words to adequately express our appreciation.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rutherford County Senior Center, 193 Callahan Koon Rd., Suite 132, Spindale, NC 28160, so others can benefit from the meal program as Mozelle did for many months.
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