Mosses Mitchum was born on January 22, 1954 in Eutawville, SC to Carrie Middleton Mitchum and the late Ben Mitchum, Sr. He entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Englewood Hospital in Englewood, NJ. He grew up in Eutawville, SC and attended the public schools in Holly Hill, SC. He was a graduate of Roberts High School Class of 1971.
Mosses was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Eutawville, SC. He moved to Bronx, NY and became a member of Second Providence Baptist Church in Harlem, NY under the leadership of Reverend Felix Johnson and later rededicated his life under the leadership of Reverend Doctor Kyshawn C. White, Sr.
He was united in marriage with Louise Davis on September 27, 1980 and to this union two children were born, Kassandra and Sharmaine.
He was employed by New York Telephone as a Cable Splicer and also held jobs as a construction worker and was a member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. After he retired, he began a new role as a custodian/handyman at the Coriander Way Condominiums in Englewood, NJ.
Mosses was best known for his famous fried turkeys and barbecuing in the backyard. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, playing cards with his friends and getting the dance party started. However, after retirement, the party for him always ended at 6pm.
Mosses leaves to cherish his loving memory, his faithful, loyal wife, Louise “Dahl” Davis Mitchum; mother, Carrie Middleton Mitchum; his children, Brandy Franklin of Germany, LaTroy McBryde of Baltimore, MD, Kassandra Mitchum and Sharmaine Mitchum of Englewood, NJ; RayQuan Clark and Monet Clark of Bronx, NY; two sisters Mabel “Estelle” Williams of Vance, SC and Martha “Lil Jane” Halls of Irvington, NJ; two brothers, Harold (Jennifer) Mitchum of Baltimore, MD and Leroy Mitchell of Philadelphia, PA; two sisters-in-law, Minnie (Charles) Davis of Eutawville, SC and Susan Davis of Hackensack, NJ; three brothers-in-law, Jacob (Ann) Davis of Tampa, FL, William Davis of Edison, NJ and Hazel (Eloise) Davis of Orangeburg, SC; his loving grandchildren, Heathcliff (CJ), Alize, Princess, Xavier, Deidre, Cheyenne, D’Jori, Aiden, Josiah, Elijah, Eniya, RayQuan Jr, Marcus, Summer, and Mia; four great-grandchildren; three godchildren, one aunt and one uncle, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Quick and suddenly came the call,
His sudden death surprised us all,
God is giving us the strength to face it,
And the courage to bear the blow,
But oh, what it means to each of us to lose Mosses,
None but God will ever know.
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