OBITUARY

Frances Elizabeth Moses

October 1, 1939March 6, 2019
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Frances Elizabeth Moses, 79, of Port Lavaca, surrounded by family and friends, passed away on March 6, 2019. Frances was born in Grenada, Mississippi to John and Beulah Goza on October 1, 1939. Frances Moses graduated from Delta State in Mississippi with a B.S. in Education. Frances spent her professional career as an educator, small business owner and was instrumental in the implementation of the Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS) an organization that accredits private schools in the state of Texas. Frances served as President and Treasurer of TAAPS for over 40 years. Frances is best known for being the owner of Gingerbread School and Laurel Academy. However, she was also a community leader serving as the first Chairperson of the Port Lavaca Beautification Committee and was named Woman of the Year by the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce. Frances is preceded in death by her parents John and Buelah Goza, siblings John, Charlotte, Elna and Pat along with husbands, Davis Gordon, Sr. and James Moses. Frances is survived by her children, daughter Stacy Meza and husband Johnny Meza of Port Lavaca, and sons Davis Gilbert and husband Jeff Gilbert of Lake Jackson,Tx. and Mitchel Gordon of Atlanta,Ga. grandson John Mark Moeller and Chelsey Rhodes of Port Lavaca,Tx.and great granddaughter Calliope Faye Moeller and Nephews; Pat Goza, Chris Goza and Kelly Goza. Frances also survived by stepdaughters Karen and husband Duff Dwyer of Katy,Tx and three grandchildren Rachel, Hayden and Sarah, Cynthia Bridges and husband John Bridges of Gregory-Portland,Tx, Melissa Whitaker and husband Greg Whitaker of Houston,Tx, and three grandchildren Lauren, Robyn & Avery, Dana O’Neil and husband Sean O’Neil of Wichita Falls,Tx, and two grandchildren, Abigail and Caitlin. Visitation will be from 1PM - 2PM on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Port Lavaca with a memorial service to follow at 2PM with Tim Waechter officiating. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Frances Elizabeth Moses

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Glenn and Twyla Sandberg

March 8, 2019

We feel so blessed to have had the opportunity for Mrs. Moses to sow love and joy into both of our children’s lives. We will sorely miss her never ending smiling face at Gingerbread. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time.

Mike and Earlene Knight

March 8, 2019

Frances will always have a special place in our hearts. She was the love of Babo’s life and took such good care of him and he of her. Port Lavaca has lost a true icon of the community. We will all rejoice with her in heaven, one day.

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