Funeral services for Mary Mozelle "Mo" Neal, 84, of Portales, will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 14, 2012, at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Garland Hughes officiating. Graveside services will be at Payne Chapel Cemetery in Lookout Mountain, Georgia on Monday, December 17, 2012.
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She was born in Josephine, Texas to Lola and Jess Petty on April 8, 1928, and died peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. Mo married Homer in 1970 where they made their home in Fort Worth, Texas before moving to Trenton, Georgia. She retired from the Portales Community Service Center where she worked in the adult daycare. Mo loved entertaining and spending time with the elderly. Her joy was contributing her time and organizing activities for residents at local homes.
Mo was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Cleatus; her brother, Bud, and her sisters, Grace, Frances, and Mickie. She is survived by her daughter, Weda and her husband, J.B. of Portales, New Mexico; her son, Dennis Rosenbalm of Portales; her sisters, Peggy Regan of Floyd, Texas, Nita Smiley of Greenville, Texas, Mildred of Lone Oak, Texas, Leo of Dallas, Texas, and one brother, Curtis Petty of Lewisville, Texas. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Rusty Ashmore, Larry Ashmore, Larry Taylor, Wayne Ashmore, Candy Baros and husband, Johnny, Greg Taylor, Crystal Creekmore and husband, Chris and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Family can be visited at 1138 Aquarius Drive in Portales.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Condolences can be made at www.wheelermortuary.net
Published in the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune on Dec. 14, 2012