Packed Church Remembers Mama Mosley & Granddaughter
Outside Trinity United Methodist Church in Gainesville were two white hearses. Inside, a packed church remembered a woman who made her mark in the north central Florida community, and a child for her pure joy and love for life.
Looking out onto a sea of white hats, Thelma Mosley speaks of her mom and niece.
"Coming up to me, raising up her hands that she would do when she wanted you to pick her up," she said.
Last Thursday, Aliyah Mosley, 1, and her Great Grandmother Carrie Mosley, 89, were killed in a car accident on Waldo road.
"My cousin actually called me, told me that my daughter and my grandmother were in a serious car accident and they were trying to revive them," said Crystal Mosley, Aliyah's mom, who says she was working when she got the call.
"When I seen them take her off the ambulance, I knew she was dead. It's that feeling you get, I don't know if its because that was my daughter, I don't know, but I just knew that she hadn't made it," she said.
From singing in her church choir, to feeding the homeless, Mosley says her mom faithfully served the lives around her.
"I can imagine, that you an Aliyah both, and when you got there, and she began in her own little language, asking where are we? that you said to her, Aliyah, we are home," she said.
It's faith that's giving the Mosley family the strength to move forward.
"For you always lived, if I can help somebody, as I pass along, then my living, would not be in vain," she said.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, the investigation can take another 75 days.
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