Thelma Lee Moss, 79, of Saab Court, Springfield, passed away on February 25, 2021 at Baystate Medical Center after a short illness. She was a daughter of Henry Moss and Virginia (Davis) Moss and was born in Wilmington, Delaware on July 18, 1941.
She is survived by a son Henry Turner of Springfield, three daughters Mary Goldsberry of Wilmington, Delaware, Carol Turner, and Patricia Pickett (and Anthony) of Springfield; a brother Robert Simmons and a sister Mary Edwards of Delaware; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She experienced the loss of her parents, two sisters Esther Moss Slater, and Neva Moss Rodgers; brothers Henry, James, George, Clyde and a beloved son Arthur.
She believed in the power of education so while raising her family she obtained an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and a second degree in Social Work. Thelma very much loved children and was a foster mother and a daycare provider for many years. She also supported many charities and causes that provided for the care and welfare of children.
She was a member of the Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church of Springfield. She possessed a quick wit, a generous spirit and a pair of the most beautiful blue eyes one has ever seen. She loved to socialize and never missed a family gathering always arriving with a delicious dish that no one could resist.
Due to the Pandemic there will be no formal services held at this time.
All those who wish to honor Thelma's memory may do so by making a contribution to the United Negro College Fund or a donation in support of the many Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
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