Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Zelma Mozelle (Pet) Stutts, R. I. P.

Judy's mother was born on September 16, 1912. She passed away last night. She lived all her life in a little town whose population was probably never more than 700 people. She loved her church, and she loved working in her yard. Even at age 95 she still lived independently, drove 20 miles to the store, mowed her lawn, raked her leaves, and kept the cleanest house in Texas. You've heard of houses where you could eat off the floor? You could eat off the floor of Pet's garage! She was as nice a person as I've ever known, and we're going to miss her terribly.

I'll probably be off-line for a while.

16 comments:

Fred Blosser said...

Bill, deepest condolences. My mom, also named Mozelle, died last month at age 93. You have to admire these strong women who lived so well and left such wonderful legacies.

Benjie said...

A beautiful tribute for another of a generation to be honored. Our prayers are with you and Judy.

Mary Ann Melton said...

Even when you know it is coming, it is hard to lose a parent - someone so special in your life. I hope she died peacefully. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Judy at this time!

Gerard said...

Sorry to hear it, Crider. I enjoyed reading your posts about her. She was an impressive individual.

Anonymous said...

Hugs all around.

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Randy Johnson said...

We'll remember her in our prayers. She's gone to a better place.

Gerald So said...

My condolences, Bill and Judy.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I hope it was a peaceful passing. I think it must be very sad to lose that last person who remembers and still sees that child inside of you.

Jerry House said...

My deepest sympathy for you and Judy, Bill.

James Reasoner said...

Our deepest sympathy to you and Judy, Bill. She sounds like quite a lady.

norby said...

Aw, Bill, so sorry to hear that. I'm thinking of all of you in this tough time.

Todd Mason said...

Just because we see it coming doesn't make it any easier. Tonight we're hosting a Jerseyite who migrated with his womanfriend to California, who came back to see his father off. And at least one person on a list Bill and I are both on is likewise standing by his father's deathbed.

So let's all knock this off for a while, hey?

Deepest condolences to you both, Bill.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Sorry, Judy and Bill. From what I've heard over the years Judy's mom was a special woman and she's seen a lot of history from her porch in that small town. As we mourn her passing, let's not forget to celebrate her life.

Juri said...

Deeply sorry to hear about this, Bill.

Jess Nevins said...

My condolences, Bill.

Jody said...

My greatest condolences. You both have been through a lot this past year. My prayers are with you & Judy.