Virginia Mosley


Virginia Mosley, 92, of Cleveland, formerly of Victoria,  passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, with her family by her side.

She was preceded in death by her her husband, Bob Mosley; grandson, Jim Bob Randolph; parents, Myrtle (John Wesley) Smith; and father, Jake Parham.

“Miss” Mosley, as she was affectionally known, was a school nurse in Marion County for over 35 years. Over this period of time, she took care of hundreds of Marion County school children from Griffith Creek to Whitwell, and up to Monteagle Elementary and all in between. 

She received many awards not only from the county, but also the state of Tennessee for her work with “her” children. There were many new socks, pants, shirts, underwear, skirts, blouses and shoes worn on the first day of a new school year thanks to Miss Mosley.

It was nothing for her to leave her house at 3 a.m. to go and pick up a child and parent to have them in Chattanooga by 6 a.m. for surgeries, braces, and even a new artificial eye for one of her children.

Her school children were her passion. It was shown through her tremendous effort to make their lives better. Even though the school children were an important part of her life, her greatest achievements were her two daughters: Brenda Randolph and Karen (Paul) Johnson of Cleveland; eight grandchildren: Jon Randolph, Kent (Danielle) Barnett, Trena (Ric) Johnson, Drs. P.J. (Angela) Johnson, Dr. Joey (Lauren) Johnson, Tonya (Larry) Hargett, Tony Randolph, Kara Jill (Timmy) Rash; and nine great-grandchildren: Mary Caitlyn Hollifield, Briley (Jacob) Mason, Caroline Rash, Parker Johnson, Eli Randolph, Hannah Randolph, Claire Johnson, Victoria Johnson and Owen Johnson.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. CT, on Saturday, , and noon to 2 p.m. CT, on Sunday.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. (Central) Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, in the Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Keith Munford officiating. Interment will be at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper.

Five special people in her life were Wanda Braden, her hairdresser of 55-plus years; Norrell Privitt, a lifelong friend of the family; Jimmy Gentry who always referred to Virginia as, “My friend,” and Diane and Mandy Caldwell, best friends 'til the end.

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This announcement made courtesy of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory.


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