Berry Highland South


Lovetta Thomas Moss

15 June, 19365 July, 2021

Lovetta G. Thomas Moss, of Knoxville, went to her heavenly home on July 5, 2021 at the age of 85. She was a true lady, faithful wife, wonderful mother and grandmother, and servant of the Lord. She was an LPN who later retired from Martin Marietta after over 34 years of dedicated service as an Executive Secretary. Lovetta had the gift of craftmanship and cooking and was a master at nearly everything she attempted. She was a life-long learner who attended West Virginia State University and Knoxville College. She was also a graduate of Good News Bible College. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She encouraged her children and grandchildren to be educated and gifted them in many ways. Lovetta was an advocate for civil rights throughout her life. She was also an avid world traveler. She will always be remembered for love of family and friends. Lovetta was preceded in death by husband and father of her children, Harrison Herman Thomas; husband, Charles Moss; and brother, Leonard Kerr. She leaves to carry on her legacy children, Telinda Thomas and husband James Edward Jackson, Jr. Cedric Thomas; grandchildren, Chelsea (Jason) Coleman, Harrison Thomas; great-grandchildren, Aspen and Zoe Coleman; 3 step-children and 6 step-grandchildren; several children she held special to her heart and called her own, including the Hartsell family, Davis family, Strong family; and other extended family and friends. Lovetta will be laid to rest along with her husband Charles at East Tennessee Veteran's Cemetery, 2200 E. Gov. John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920, on Friday, July 30th at 8:30am, Chris Morgan officiating. A Homegoing Celebration and Brunch will follow at Berry Highland South, 9010 E. Simpson Rd, Knoxville, TN 37920, at 9:30am, with Pastor Reginald Strong officiating. You are invited to view and sign their online guestbook at


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, 30 July , 2021

  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service

    Friday, 30 July , 2021


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Jeanne' Johnson

10 September 2021

To Telinda, Cedric, your families and friends, I just found out about your wonderful Mother. I feel like my family had much in common with her. My aunt taught at West Virginia State. My dad attended Knoxville College and my aunt, your Mother, and I are AKAs. (Sadly, I lost my family during the 90's.) My prayers are with you. I'll always remember the enjoyable times we spent at Catholic High. If you need me at anytime don't hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Ms. Jeanne ' Johnson

La verne Gunn

15 August 2021

May God bless you and your family during this season. May He provide you peace that surpasses all understanding.
In Christ's love,
La Verne

Tamara Hawes Johnson

6 August 2021

Words could never, ever express what Mrs. Thomas meant to me, especially during my younger high school years. She was our loving neighbor and my other mother. I would ride to school with Telinda or Cedric every morning so they became extended family. One thing I will never forget is where ever Mrs. Thomas was her smile illuminated and graced the room. My Love & Prayers are with the family during this time of bereavement.

Ranota Hall

1 August 2021

My most vivid memories of Lovetta are of her laugh and her smile. I remember when I was a child she always greeted us with a big smile and a warm welcome. She will be missed and may loving memories sustain Cedric, Telinda and all who held her dear. What a lovely life to celebrate. Rest well Lovetta. Ranota

Dr. Cheryl Brewer

29 July 2021

Dear Talinda and Cedric,
Please know that my prayers are with both of you and it is my hope that the memories that you have of your mother will comfort you over time.
In the time that I have known her, she was such an amazing woman whose smile and fashion would light up a room. She was also adept with her crafts which brought so much joy to her as well as others!
Most of all, it was very obvious that she absolutely loved her family...….you two, her grandchildren and great grandchildren!

Remember, "Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal"!
Love ya both!!!!

James/Carol Guthrie

28 July 2021

To the family--
This beautiful spirit welcomed us as her neighbors with open, loving arms. She watched our entire pregnancy and supported us every step of the way--as first-time parents away from ours, we needed her. She took our baby Jonathan (Jon Jon) in as one of her grandchildren and loved him with her whole heart. Her name, Lovey, suited her just fine because she was so full of love and shared it freely. The earth will be different without her, but heaven is surely rejoicing! We love you all and send our warmest condolences.
James, Carol & Jonathan Guthrie

Theresa Thomas-Taylor

28 July 2021

To Cedric and Telinda and family, sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your families. Keeping you in our prayers.

Jerome, Theresa, Leona, Lelia and Ray, Jr.

Mavis Moore

22 July 2021

To know Lovetta was to love her. I will miss her beautiful smile and her kindness. She and Clarence loved each other dearly. Rest in peace my friend. Prayers for the family. Love you very much.

Jacque Adams-Carr

14 July 2021

Lovetta was a beautiful, sophisticated, intelligent, creative woman of faith, strength and courage. Most of all she was a woman who loved GOD and imparted GODLY wisdom to her immediate family, extended family and others she encountered in her environment. Giving and sharing her talented gifts to others was of importance to her. You never left her home or presence without a parting gift (tangible and/or intangible gift of her wisdom). Telinda and Cedric, you were raised, nourished, encouraged and loved dearly by a phenomenal woman. That same loving spirit was shared with her extended family and the younger generations. Find comfort in knowing she is now present with the LORD and other beloved family members. Cherish her memories in your heart forever. Rest In Peace Lovetta. You will be missed tremendously.
Jacque and Family

Melodie Martin-Daniels

12 July 2021

Telinda, Cedric and Family,
Your mother was a beautiful person that always had a smile. You both have that smile and whenever our paths cross we just pick up talking like it was yesterday. That tells me we are forever friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you two and your Families. May her memories bring you joy that you were Blessed with a wonderful mother inside and out. God Bless! Melodie

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