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Moss, Bessie

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  • Bessie Moss

Bessie Lenora Wilt Moss SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. - Bessie Lenora Wilt Moss passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2013. She was born on June 27, 1928, in Newport News, Virginia, the only daughter of the late Raymond and Gertrude Todd Wilt. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years, Arthur Curtis "A.C" Moss Jr., who passed away on January 28, 2013. She was also preceded in death by two of her brothers, Ray Wilt and Arthur Wilt. She devoted her adult life to family and church. She was active in Girls Auxiliary and served as G.A. Director for many years. In addition, she was involved in leadership roles with the Girl Scouts. She encouraged her children's talents through the arts; piano, dance, and art lessons. Church and community involvement was a priority. She loved to travel with her husband and was exceptionally talented in many areas, sewing, stained glass, quilting, and organizing. She was known by family as "Sis" and friends called her "Bessie". Bessie is survived by her two daughters, Linda Moss Leonard and husband, Mike, of Cleveland, Tennessee, and Laura Moss Phillips of Sanford, North Carolina. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Jennifer Phillips Williams and husband, Tony, of Belmont, North Carolina, Laura Drumm Edrington and husband, Doug, of Harrison, Tennessee, Arthur Scott Drumm of Cleveland, Tennessee, and Blair Phillips Nail and husband, Jordan, of Cary, North Carolina; two brothers, Lawrence Wilt and wife, Sissy, of Seaford, Virginia, and James Wilt and wife, Joanie, of Williamsburg, Virginia. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial service at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News, Virginia, will be scheduled for some time in March 2014, where she will be laid to rest along with her beloved husband. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements are by the Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.

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