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Earnest Leon Mosley

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Earnest Leon Mosley passed away peacefully at his home after a long battle with cancer, surrounded by family.

He was born October 4, 1959 to Izola Mosley and Earl Johnson in Batesville, Mississippi. He was the 6th child of 11 children.

Earnest lived in Batesville for 17 years and attended South Panola High School.

He relocated to Texas after meeting his wife in Sinton, Texas on August 14, 1977. On August 17, 1977 they married after 3 days of meeting one another. They were married over 45 and a half years. In their marriage they had 4 children.

Earnest worked the majority of his life as a truckdriver. It was his true calling and passion. He obtained his CDL at the age of 21 while working for Dean Word Construction and began hauling heavy machinery. He worked for several construction companies including Dahlstrom Construction, Madera and Relmco, Inc. He worked for Relmco in Hondo, Texas for many years as their main driver and truck mechanic. There was no truck he couldn’t repair. He had superior knowledge on how those big rigs performed.

He and his wife owned their own company, WeKeme Transport for several years. He began driving for his daughter’s company Queen Logistics until his illness forced him into retirement before he was ready. Even between chemo treatments he would drive a few loads for his daughter, Meagan. After 42 years of truck driving, he clocked over 4,000,000 miles without any accidents. The only states he did not see was Alaska, Maine and Hawaii.

After retiring, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved being the center of attention and the grandchildren spoiled him with their attention and love. He always told them that showing and giving respect will get you respect and help you be successful in life. He was our hero in life and we have so many good memories we will hold in our hearts forever.

He is preceded in death by his son, Earnest Leon Mosley II; his mother, Izola Mosley; his father, Earl Johnson; sister, Diane Gordon and brothers, Matthew Mosley and Mark Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, Judy; son, Wesley Mosley (Brenda); daughters Kendall Gilmore (CJ) and Meagan Mosley.

He leaves behind 15 grandchildren, Devon, Desirae, Elijah, Nathan and Hailey Mosley (Wesley); LJ, Jordan and Savannah Gilmore (Kendall) and Abria Mosley, Aleia and Andre Mackey, Alexis Sedberry, Aaden and Amari Wilson and Shantell Johnson (Meagan).

He is also survived by his brothers, Thomas Fondren (Jean), Memphis, TN; Hugh Mosley (Ruby Nell), Oxford, MS; Herbert Mitchell (Parthenia), South Haven, MS., Calvin Mosley, Batesville, MS; Lyndon Mosley (Cora), Batesville, MS; Fredrick Mosely, (Deborah), Batesville, MS; sisters, Deloris Williams (Jackie), Oxford, MS. and Jacqueline Robertson (Leon), Batesville, MS; sister-in-laws, Darlene Schramm, Poteet, TX. and Debbie Miller, Sinton, TX; brother-in-law, Ron Miller, Abilene, TX. and numerous nieces and nephews.


Visitation: July 16, 2023 9:00 am

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Funeral Service: July 16, 2023 10:00 am

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


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  1. CandleImageTo MY FAMILY: I want everyone to know that EARNEST put a very good FIGHT.He will be missed by all of us. He really LOVED his FAMILY. Especially his wife of 40 plus years. He no longer have to go thought any more pain.For that I’m greatful.TO our Sister-in-law JUDY THANK YOU for doing a job taking care of EARNEST. LOVE from THE MITCHELL,MOSLEY & JOHNSON Family

  2. CandleImageOur hearts are broken for the passing of Earnest. Our brother is missed more than words can express . Judy we love you guys . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. CandleImageIf there was a blueprint on how to be the foundation to a family and how to be a man, Mr. Mosley (Earnest), created and published it. He wrote the book on how to be an amazing father as well. This man always spoke truth, knowledge and realness. And if you had a behind chewing coming, loud and all, he did it with love. I’m going to miss that barbecue!! That graduation party that Mr. Earnest there for James is still etched in my mind. The love, the kindness that the whole family exudes is out of this world. I don’t know anyone who did not want to be a Mosley. Just such a loving real family. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I can’t imagine the pain and the void but please know that Mr. Earnest may not be here physically but trust and believe he is here spiritually. He is in no more pain. He is preparing the foundation for when you all will meet again. I love you all very much. I’m here for whatever you all need. God bless ❤️🙏🏾

  4. CandleImageLove you cousin! To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!

  5. We love you family and you have our continuous prayers for comfort and strength.

    Rosaline Mitchell Torrance and Family..

  6. CandleImageWe are sorry for your loss and will be praying for your family. Always know that God has you all in his hands!! One love 💕

  7. CandleImageThe first time I had the pleasure of meeting Earnest was during the year 2000 on his Job as he was the Heavy Haul Big Rig Driver, never had I met anyone as knowledgeable, well rounded and Skillful as far as Operating and Repairing Earth Moving Equipment, he shared his experience and knowledge with his Family and Friends, Amazing Man,RIP Brother Earnest🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  8. CandleImageKendall,

    We are thinking of you and your family and are praying for all. During this difficult period, may God’s mercy and grace bring comfort and direction 🤲🏽

  9. CandleImageThis is not a good bye this is a see you later , as my heart is breaking you will always be in it. You were my everything in more , you put up a big fight, watch over me mama & all the family pop. I love you to life. The family will never be the same again you were the piece. Love aleia.

  10. CandleImageI am Byron mother-in-law. I meet him only once and the laughs and the friendship formed. My condolences to the family. I pray for your comfort and strength 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  11. CandleImageEarnest will be truly missed. Trust and believe. Our deepest sympathy and condolences during this difficult time.

    Richard, Safia and Ricky Gollrad

  12. CandleImageI don’t know where to start I am lost myself I meet Ernest and Judy on a cruise ship I never knew that I had just met another part of my family but I did the whole family treated us as if we were one of them and still do Judy there’s to much for me to say other than we love you guys and I will be there as soon as I can we love you guys

  13. CandleImageI don’t know where to start I am lost myself I met Ernest and Judy on a cruise ship who would ever thought I met my extended family I got to know all the kids and most of the grandkids and Ernest two sisters every one always treated us like family Judy there’s way too much for me to post other than we all love you’ll and I will see you soon as I can get away from here we love you guys see you soon

  14. CandleImageI could never express the impact this wonderful man, my brother-in-law “E”, had on my life!
    He befriended everyone he met and he had a heart of gold! Never wavering from helping others, he gave 100% to anyone in need. He fought a brave fight! His last words to me “be kind and love everyone.” I think those words explain this beautiful soul! RIP dear dear sweet man! You will be missed!

  15. CandleImageMy Sweet Husband. I am lost without you. The emptiness in our home, not hearing you call me “Bunch” anymore is driving me crazy. I know what you went through these last few months and the struggles you endured were at times tough. Although you are no longer in pain, it seems to help me understand that losing you is part of the process to be at rest and no longer suffering. I miss you deeply and I will love you eternally. All my love, Bunch.

  16. CandleImageErnest was one of the very few real men God allowed me to come into contact with. He, and Judy, opened their home to me like family. Ernest, you will never be forgotten.

  17. CandleImageIt was a pleasure to call you my Father-in-Law as your very first Daughter-in-Law. You took care of your first grandson, Devon & first granddaughter, Desirae like they were your own. They truly loved spending time with their Pawpaw! We had our ups & downs but you were always there when I or my babies needed anything at all. Thank you! I will miss you & Love you Always.

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