Berry Highland South


Lovetta Thomas Moss

June 15, 1936July 5, 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, July 30, 2021

  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service

    Friday, July 30, 2021


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Ranota Hall

August 1, 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

July 29, 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

July 28, 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

July 28, 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

July 22, 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

July 14, 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

July 12, 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

Georgette Hartsell

July 12, 2021

The legacy Lovetta Thomas Moss (Mom) has left on our family is unmatched by any words that can be written. I will miss her and will continue to carry our memories together for the rest of my life. I still to this day make candy, table centerpieces and cook casseroles the way she taught me. I just laughed at the thought that I even plan trips with groups of people, just like she did (I was always her little trip assistant). I believe that those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us in our hearts and memories forever. Someone as special as she was and still is can and will never be forgotten. We’ll always remember how it felt to laugh with her and to especially be loved by her. I know those memories will bring much comfort in due time to all whose life she touched. The Thomas and Hartsell families will forever remain strong together and will share in the journey to finding peace after this difficult loss, and the very difficult loss of all our parents. Together, they taught us all to be strong, smart and loving. Best Parents Ever!! We love you Telinda and Cedric, hang in there!

Much LOVE,

Georgette Hartsell

Jackie Carr-Corpening

July 12, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Lovetta (Lovey) was a beautiful person, inside and out. It was a blessing in just knowing her. She will be missed. Rest well Lovey

Darcus Johnson

July 11, 2021

Ms. Lovetta was a true lady and friend to all. Our families live in the neighborhood on Woodbine for many years in Knoxville, TN. I remember her kind words, soft voice, but truly powerful to all in our neighborhood meetings and all our neighbors and friends.

To the Family, Much Prayer and Sympathy to you at this time. I pray for Blessings of Strength through this time of loss for you!

God be with you, Praying for you All!
Darcus Ware Johnson
Knoxville, TN