November 7, 1922 – June 4, 2019
Moses Attaya, treasured husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, peacefully passed away in Conroe, Texas on June 4, 2019 surrounded by loving family. He was born on November 7, 1922 to the late Saleem and Tameena Attaya on the family homestead in Picayune, Mississippi. Joining them in the most amazing family reunion in heaven are his beloved wife, Barbara Campbell Attaya and all of his sisters and brothers: Freeda, Selma, Sadie, Vickie, Florinda, Christine, James, and Freddie. Remaining to celebrate his life are his devoted children: Sam (Lorri) Attaya, Stephen (Rindy) Attaya, Mary Attaya Burton (Don Kimball, fiancé), Kim (Valerie) Attaya, Barbara Elaine (Brad) Leesman, and Susan (Jerry) Strawser; grandchildren: Brig (Carly), Lanae (Jared), Robert (Corinne), Chad (Natalie), Jon (Sarah), K.C. (Leah), Eric, Clay, Amy (Greg), Meghan, Madeline, Reed, Riley and Lauren; 28 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Nina Attaya and Mary Attaya; many loving nephews and nieces; and his family at Heritage Oaks.
He volunteered to serve during WWII in the Army Air Corps and served as a B-17 waist gunner with the Mighty Eighth Air Force flying many missions. After WWII, he earned a degree in Civil Engineering from Ole Miss. He was also called to serve stateside during the Korean War. Although Moses found a fulfilling career as a Professional Engineer and Contractor, his greatest calling was that of Barbara’s husband. She affectionately referred to him as her “Ole Shoe” because being with him was as comfortable as wearing an old, broken-in pair of shoes. As Barbara so beautifully stated about the family she and Moses raised together, “They are our life’s work and our heart’s delight!” Moses’ Christian faith was the cornerstone of his life. He loved Jesus Christ and trusted in God’s protection as described in the 91st Psalm.
All gatherings will be held at Forest Park in The Woodlands, 18000 Interstate 45 S., The Woodlands, TX 77384 (936-321-5115) on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Please join the family for a visitation and breakfast reception 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The Celebration of Life will be at 11:00 a.m. with interment immediately following. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to First United Methodist Church in Conroe or any group that supports our veterans.
- Visitation Saturday, June 8, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 8, 2019
- Graveside Service Saturday, June 8, 2019
June 12, 2019
Dad, I miss you so much; but I rejoice when I imagine the reunion between you, Mom, and all of your brothers and sisters. You are all safely home in the arms of Our Lord. Thank you for being an example of excellence in every aspect of your life. You will forever be treasured in my heart. I love you so much!
June 7, 2019
There are so many wonderful memories of Aunt Barbara and Uncle Mose. They loved their family and there are many to love! Uncle Mose never missed an opportunity to let us know that and that he was praying for each and everyone of us. They were very special individually and together. We will always hold them in our hearts.
Larry and Tameena Brown and family
June 7, 2019
Moses and Barbara a wonderful couple. My Husband and I enjoyed having ice cream and cookies or cake with them. Jimmy and Moses enjoyed talking about the war and so many other things. God Bless Your Family.
June 7, 2019
One of the beside decisions I ever made was to hire a Moses Attaya. He was never an employee. He was my friend, my mentor. He became my family. There was never a task that he was afraid to conquer, never a word of untruth unspoken, never a battle he backed away from and never a more loyal dedicated man to the cause at hand. From our first meeting I knew he loved his God, his beautiful Barbara and his 6 children. That love was reflected in everything he did and stood for. I was in my early 30s when I met this man. My first job as a CEO of a hospital. Moses told me he was “ old” and did not have Hospital experience. JUST what I needed, wisdom and an open mind to shake up a “ dying hospital. “ Moses led me and our management team through the wilderness of change in the health care in New Orleans and Oklahoma City. There are many monuments of construction that can be a testament to the abilities of MOSES ATTAYA. But more importantly there were many people who’s lives were changed because of MOSES ATTAYA. His children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and all generations that follow will be blessed because of the life of this one man. I am proud to have been a friend and student of Moses Attaya. Rest In Peace my friend...... you were a good and faithful servant of your God, family and friend. You were easy to Love.......GARY J. BLAN