Obituary of Captain Edward Mosby, Jr.
Captain Edward (Eddie) Mosby, Jr. was born on June 29, 1949 in
Cumberland, VA to Captain Edward Mosby. Sr. and Pearl Lena Mosby.
He began his education at Bonbrooke School and graduated
from Luther P. Jackson High School in 1967.
At age fifteen, he accepted Christ and joined Mt. Olive Baptist
Church on August 29, 1964. Later he attended Bethlehem Baptist
Church with his wife. He met and married the love of his life, Ann
Elizabeth Johnson on April 20, 1990, in Powhatan, VA.
Captain joined the U.S. Army on March 17, 1969, and served
in Vietnam until 1971. He was employed at St. Joseph’s Hospital and
served in the National Guard for eight years. He worked at various
companies until he became an independent contractor doing carpentry
and other home improvement. Captain enjoyed working with his hands.
He was very skilled at drawing. He would often draw plans for his building projects before starting construction. He especially loved spending time with his
family, and playing ball with his grandson, Vydez.
He would lend a helping hand to whoever needed it and in
whatever capacity he could. Captain departed this life on October 28, 2023. He was
preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, Deacon Hampton Johnson,
and Mary Eliza Johnson.
He leaves to cherish fond memories, his devoted wife, Ann
Elizabeth Mosby, daughters; Latreasa Johnson, Desiree Mosby,
grandchildren; Vydez scott, Catalyst Mosby, sisters; Gretna “Feebie”
Pace-Walker (DeShield), Martha Gibbon (Moses), Madlyn WhiteWinn (Carlize), Gonzalee McClam (John), bonus brother; Terence Reed (Roshell), brother-in-law; Ervin Johnson, (Shirron), ten nephews,, thirteen nieces, twenty-four great nephews, seventeen
great nieces, and many cousins. Captain also had several devoted
family members and friends who were by his side throughout his
illness; Feebie, Grace Beard, Joseph (Duck) Toney, Alicia Williams,
Ida Vaughan, Barbara James, Joe C. Allen, Mark Trent, and Reverend
The beauty of a memory
Is that it’s always there,
Like a penny in your pocket,
You can take it anywhere.
And when your heart is heavy
And your eyes are filled with tears,
You can focus on a memory,
And travel through the years.
Your heart can visit happy times,
When laughter filled the air,
And the presence of your loved one,
Will lessen your despair.
So, as you travel on in life,
Take comfort as you go,
In a lifetime of “sweet memories,”
Of one who loved you so!
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In Loving Memory
Captain Mosby, Jr.
1949 - 2023
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