Lillie Mozelle Wilson – Obituary

Mozelle Rogers Wilson, 96, passed away on November 6, 2017 at her residence in Raleigh. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Oscar Rogers and Carrie Jordan Wells Rogers, and by her husband of 52 years, Robert Lee “RL” Wilson.

Mozelle grew up on a farm on Rolesville Road in Wake County. She attended Wake County public schools and served as senior class president at Rolesville High School. After graduation from East Carolina University with an education degree, she moved to Aulander, NC, answering a call for teachers in that rural community. In Aulander, she met her husband, RL, and they made their home there for the next 50 years. She taught fourth grade in the Bertie County and Hertford County schools for 35 years until her retirement in 1988.

Mo and RL had a fantastic vegetable garden each year and she “put up” vegetables for the entire family every summer. She was a great cook, famous for making scratch biscuits every day. She enjoyed all sorts of needlework, knitting afghans for her grandchildren, cross-stitching, and even hand-hooking wool rugs. She and RL enjoyed a round of golf when they could get away from the garden work. But most of all she was dedicated completely to her family. She was small but fierce, determined, dedicated and passionate; she gave the best of herself to all she held dear and she expected nothing less from others, especially her family.

Mozelle was preceded in death by her siblings, Andrew Daylon Rogers, Myrtle Rogers Wall, and Anne M. Rogers. She is survived by her son, Robert Lee Wilson, Jr., and his wife, Alice, and by her grandchildren, Katherine Sterling Wilson and Robert Lee Wilson, Ill, and his wife, Jackie.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017, at 11am, at the Rolesville Baptist Church Cemetery, in Rolesville, NC. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Timothy’s School, 4523 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609.

The family would like to thank Mozelle’s dear friends from Wake Forest Methodist Church and from the Rolesville community for the visits and encouragement over the past few years. Your visits, cards and phone calls meant the world to her and she held each of you close in her heart. Thank you also to the dedicated staff at Magnolia Glen assisted living, especially Tacia, who often went above and beyond to help her these last few years. Thank you to Dr. Bill Lee and his staff for the excellent care and comfort since 2003. And finally, thank you to the team from Transitions Life Care who helped make her final journey peaceful.