May 13, 2009
PRAIRIE — Mosella Townsend, 86, died May 8, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. Services are Saturday at noon at Crossroads CME Church with Minister James Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Church Cemetery. Visitation is Friday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Aberdeen Chapel, and the body will be at the church one hour prior to services on Saturday. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Townsend was born Feb. 19, 1923. She was a member of Crossroads CME Church where she had served as an usher, member of the Stewardesses and Missionary Society and was head of the kitchen committee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Curtis Townsend. She is survived by her children, Ethel Pearl of St. Louis, James of Oakland, Calif., Sylvester of Chicago, and Charlene Kelly, Ella W. Evans, Edna Garth and Sandra, all of Mississippi, brothers, Willie S. and Will T. Heard; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.