Funeral services for Ms. Gaylynn Lavette Wooten Mosley who went to be with her Lord February 8, 2023 at Paris Regional Medical Center are scheduled, Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Zion Traveler Baptist Church, 501 S. Walnut St., Clarksville, TX with Rev. Glenn Scott, eulogist. Burial will follow at Annona Cemetery, Annona, Texas.
Public viewing will be Friday, February 17, 2023 from 4pm to 6pm in Citizens Funeral Home Chapel, 500 E. Church St., Clarksville, TX.
Gaylynn Lavette Mosley was born December 19, 1956 in Clarksville, TX to the late Emma Jean Wooten and Floyd Jones Jr.. Gaylynn was the only girl of 7 children on her mother's side and she was the oldest of 3 children on her father's side. Gaylynn attended Cheatham Schools until the 7th grade until the schools integrated and she began attending Clarksville Schools. Gaylynn was strict on herself about her education so much that she was able to graduate ahead of her class by graduating in December 1974 instead of walking with her class in May of 1975. After graduating she enlisted in the United States Army in February 1975.
While serving her country in the U.S. Army, Gaylynn was able to travel the country and was stationed in countries like Germany. In 1976, Gaylynn would give birth to her first child; a daughter Veronica (Shea) Wooten. When Gaylnn returned to her active duties in the military she met James Hall Jr. and they were united in matrimony and had four sons Danell, James, Jeremy and Chris (Fu) Hall. They would live in New Orleans, LA until Gaylynn moved back to Clarksville in 1981. In 1983, Gaylynn met Elvis McGraw and they were married and in that union they would have 2 daughters Rebecca (Becky) and Brittani. Gaylynn became first lady after Elvis accepted his calling to become a minister.
Once moving back to her hometown Gaylynn immediately joined the workforce by accepting a postion of Chief Jailer under the leadership of the late Sheriff Bob Storey for 8 years. She decided on a new career path and started a new job as computer lab manager in 1990 with the Clarksville High School were she would give 29 years of dedicated service. She would retire in September 2020.
Gaylynn loved being a part of the education system, because education was a passion of hers since she was a child. She was known for counseling students, listening to their problems and giving them advice that would stay with them throughout their lives. Some students have said that they would go to her classroom and have her to pray for them before they started their day and would encourage them to keep their faith.
Gaylynn carried many titles: daughter, mother, sister, aunt, niece, and Nana, but there was one that she wore along with these titles, that is a "Woman of God". Gaylynn accepted Christ at an early age and always remained faithful inspite of any situation. She was licensed as an Evangelist on April 29th, 2012 by her father in the minstry Rev. Steven L. Harris. She would preach the Word anytime she was asked. Gaylynn would deliver the word with diginity. She would always say, "I am soldier of the U.S. Army and I am a soldier for the Lord". And with any doubt she truly was a soldier. Gaylynn was a member of the Haywood Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Glenn Scott, she served & attended faithfully until her health failed her. She praised God to the end of her life. Gaylynn was greeted into her heavenly home by her mother Emma J. Wooten, her 4 brothers Donald Wayne, Lewis, & Charles Wooten and Michael Gray, her maternal grandparents Moses and Lennie Gray, her paternal grandfather Floyd Jones, Sr. and her devoted friend Elvis McGraw. Gaylynn Lavette Mosley leaves to heart with her:
Father - Floyd Jones, Jr. of Ovilla, TX.
Grandmother - Vinnie Jones of Burleson, TX
Daughters - Veronica "Shea" (Marlon) Hill of Paris, TX, Rebecca Hall of Reno, TX & Brittani McGraw of Paris, TX
Sons - Danell (Lidia) Hall of San Antonio, TX, James Hall of Dallas, TX, Jeremy Hall of Clarksville, TX & Chris Hall of Paris, TX & Michael Runnels of Clarksville, TX.
Sister - Breggitte Jones of Bryan, TX
Brothers - Larry Wooten of Clarksville, TX, Earnest Wooten of Oklahoma City, OK, & Kenny (Wendy) Jones of Ovilla, TX.
Sister-In-Law - Anita Carol Wooten
Best Friends - Perkosa Dawson, Brenda Hunter, & Bruce Williams 22- Grandchildren
4- Great Grandchildren
Aunts- Doris (J.O.) Luckett & Versie Watkins
A host of nieces, nephews, and other family & friends
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