Mary Ellen Bradford Moser
12/8/1924 - 4/7/2021
||Coker-Mathews Funeral Home
5100 Interstate 30 (at US-69)
Greenville, TX 75402
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||COKER-MATHEWS FUNERAL HOME
5100 Interstate 30
4/11/2021 from 1:00 P.M. - 1:45 P.M.
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Memoryland Memorial Park
808 W. Jack Finney Blvd.
4/11/2021 at 2:00 P.M.
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Mary Ellen Bradford Moser passed from this life to be
forever with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. A graveside service will be 2:00 P.M., Sunday,
April 11, 2021 at Memoryland Memorial Park with Rev. John Foster and Mr. Amos
Lowery officiating. Visitation will be 1:00 P.M. to 1:45 P.M. on Sunday at
Coker-Mathews Funeral Home.
She was born on December 8, 1924, in Russellville,
Arkansas, to the parentage of Reverend James Robert Bradford and Edith Mae
Mary married her high school sweetheart, Preston Coburn
Moser on June 20, 1946, in Greenville, Texas shortly after Preston returned
from his service in the Navy during World War II. Mary and Preston celebrated their 74th
wedding anniversary in June 2020; they were each other’s most trusted friend
throughout their wedded lives.
Mrs. Moser and her husband Preston were members of
Highland Terrace Baptist Church for the past sixty years. Mary served as Church secretary for the
Washington Street Baptist Church (now Highland Terrace) for several years. She was active as a Sunday School teacher and
Director of the Girl’s Auxiliary.
Mary Moser was a well-known artist in the area. She was invited to do a number of solo art
shows at local venues in the area. Art
galleries in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona handled her works sold to the
Mary had a gift for her creativity outside of the art
world; she enjoyed gardening, by working on her gardens of roses, irises as
well as her large vegetable garden. She
enjoyed cooking and baking; when someone in her community or church was ill,
Mary would be outside their front door with her signature banana bread.
Mary had a special talent for creating and designing
clothing. A person could describe what
they had in mind and she would create it, whether it was an evening gown or a
suit without patterns or instructions.
Her sewing for her two daughters Katherine and Karen as well as her
granddaughter Elizabeth was prolific; she would create the latest fashions for
them from birth through adulthood.
Mary found teaching her grandchildren, Thomas “Joe” and
Elizabeth, how to paint, cook and garden, as one of her most profound
Preceding her in death are her husband Preston, her
parents and her brother, Jim R. Bradford.
Mary leaves her two daughters, grandchildren and great
grandchildren to cherish her memory.
They include her daughters Katherine Ellen Moser and
husband Rick Cherwitz; daughter Karen Marie Moser Stokes and husband Harry
Jackson Stokes; grandson Joe Derrington and wife Lacey Marie and granddaughter,
Elizabeth Haden. Her great grandchildren include Preston Thomas, Skyler Marie
and Clark Joseph Derrington.
Pallbearers will be Keith Moser and Thomas J. Derrington.
Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Martin, Harry Jackson
Stokes, Rick Cherwitz and Ralph Moser.