Emily C. Mosely, 83, passed away December 23, 2021, joining her heavenly family and gaining her wings. Mosely, born March 30, 1938, grew up in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, a quiet, quaint suburb of Pittsburgh.
A meritorious student at Sewickley High School, Emily was active in many extracurricular activities: basketball, cheerleading and the National Honor Society to name a few. After high school she attended Clarion Teachers College of Pennsylvania. While at a football game, Emily caught the eye of a player from Clarion’s biggest rival, California State Teachers College. Five years later, she ended up marrying that player, Fleming, her devoted husband of 57 years.
After earning her bachelor's degree in education in 1960 at Clarion, Emily began her teaching career starting in Rochester, New York. She would soon continue in her profession in Ohio, first landing in the Cleveland Public Schools and then finding a permanent home at Lowell Elementary School with Lorain City School District.
Emily loved molding young minds and she believed in teaching the whole child. She was such a phenomenal Kindergarten teacher that Lowell School never let her go. She remained at Lowell for the remainder of her illustrious teaching career which spanned 30 years. She instructed children in separate AM and PM classes with sometimes up to 35-40 children in each class. She was an active creative teacher who genuinely cared for her students who she commonly referred to as “her” kids. Emily was also committed to being a positive influence for novice teachers and mentored many peers until she retired in 1988. Even in retirement, she eagerly cared for her grandchildren and senior family members that needed a helping hand and a gentle touch.
Her impact is felt in many parts of the community. Not only was she a founder of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated in Lorain County, but she also played an integral role in various service organizations throughout Lorain and Cleveland including Jack and Jill of America-Lorain County Chapter; Les Charmettes, the oldest African-American women’s organization in Lorain County; the Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers where she was proclaimed an elder; and lastly, she was elemental in transforming the closed Harrison Elementary School building into the Harrison Cultural Community Centre where she served tirelessly as a trustee.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles Calloway and Leona Logan and her beloved husband, Dr. Fleming J. Mosely III. However, Emily’s legacy of love will live on and sustain the hearts of many beginning with her sister, Constance Pickett; her son, Christopher and daughter-in-law, Jenny; her daughter Constance and son-in-law, Curtis; her son, Fleming IV and daughter-in-law, Carol; five glorious grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. She will leave behind a legacy of service, love, laughter and endless devotion to her family, to her friends and to the wellbeing of all of those around her. She will forever be in our hearts.
Please join us in celebrating Emily's life this Friday January 7, 2022, at Carter Funeral Home (3001 Elyria Ave Lorain, OH 44055). Visitation will be held from 3:00pm - 5:30pm. Masks and social distancing are required. Her celebration of life will be broadcast on the Carter Funeral Home Facebook page at 6:00pm (https://m.facebook.com/CarterFuneral/). A private burial will be held at Resthaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Emily C. Mosely to: Dr. Fleming J. Mosely III and Emily C. Mosely Scholarship Fund, c/o LCCC Foundation, 1005 North Abbe Rd Suite CC220, Elyria, OH 44035.
Arrangements Entrusted to Carter Funeral Homes Inc 440-244-5200, Online condolences can be sent to email@example.com or carterfuneralhomesinc.com
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