Mozelle Cornelia Bruton, the eldest daughter of George W. and Lula Wormack Bruton, was born September 21, 1917, in Newberry Florida.
Mozelle graduated from Stanton High School, matriculated at Bethune-Cookman College, and received her Associates degree. Following that, she was awarded the Bachelor's degree at Wilberforce University, and later earned a Master's degree from Hampton University.
She began her teaching careerat A.L. Lewis Junior High School, and retired from James Weldon Johnson Middle School.
Mozelle, was a lifelong member of New Bethel AME Church, a charter member of the Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, as well as membership in the Entre Nous Bridge Club, Jacksonville Historical Society, and numerous other volunteer activities.
Mozelle died December 25, 2004, and leaves to cherish, her memory, her brothers, George Jr. (Queen), of Jacksonville, FL, and Bertram (Dot) of Denver, Colorado; a sister, Leola Stroughter, Jacksonville, FL, nieces, Jeanette Hall, Jacksonville, FL, Angela Bruton, Tallahassee, FL, Sharon Bruton, Atlanta, GA, Colleen Bruton, Los Angeles, CA, Rosemary Bruton, Tallahassee, FL, Michelle Brown and Sabra (Charles) Hernandez, Denver, CO., Rosemary Smiley, Jacksonville FL., and Michelle Trammell of Miami, FL; nephews, Robert, Jr. (Betty), Newark, NJ, Acie Stroughter, III (Sandra), Reginald Stroughter and Ronald (Calromea), Jacksonville, FL., Bertram Stroughter, Denver Co, James Leonard, Jr. Launderdale Lakes, Fl., and George Everett, III (Merline); cousin, Charles Brown (Sylvia); a number of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Robert, Sr., James (Rosebud), and Wilbert.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, December 31, 2004, in the New Bethel AME Church, 1231 Tyler Street, with Pastor William Lamar, IV, officiating.
Friends may call at the Mortuary Thursday from 5:00-7:00 PM, and at the church from 9:00 AM until the hour of the Service Friday.
The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Omega Omega Rites will be held at 7:00 PM Thursday.
The funeral cortege will assemble at 1778 West 11th Street at 10:00 AM Friday.
Interment will be in the Restlawn Memorial Park under the direction of WENDELL HOLMES FUNERAL DIRECTORS, INC., 2719 West Edgewood Avenue, .
Published in the Florida Times-Union from December 28 to December 29, 2004