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Dorothy Moses

October 26, 1934 ~ March 20, 2021 (age 86)

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Dorothy Nell Sparks was born on October 26, 1934 to the union of the late Verne and Florence Sparks in Littig, Tx.  

She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age.  As a young child Dorothy would tab on the kitchen table as if she was playing on a piano, creating her own tunes, which lead to her parents buying her a piano.  In her passion to learn the piano, she became an exquisite pianist and went on to play for many churches in Texas and Michigan.  Dorothy was educated through the Austin Public Schools.  As a young girl in high school, she was a socialite participating in many extracurricular activities like playing xylophone, Dance, and Majorette for the Anderson High School Marching Band. 

In 1952 she gave birth to her first love, Ray Smith.  Graduating in 1953, after graduation she pursued her nursing career where she excelled and graduated as valedictorian from Holy Cross Nursing school in Austin, Tx. 

In November of 1959 she met the love of her life, Fredrick Moses, Sr.  They later married in January of 1960.  To this union five children were born.  Dorothy was very loving and affectionate to her fellow man which led her to become an ordained minister.   She was a very extraordinary woman, a mother to those of need.  Dottie Nell had a sense of humor and a wit about her that was undeniable.  She was into health, fitness, and most of all, her spirituality.

Dorothy Nell was called home on Saturday, March 20, 2021 to join her loved ones who proceeded her in death: Sister, Maude Esther, Grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Sparks and Mr. & Mrs. Gibson, Parents, Verne and Florence Sparks, Husband Fredrick Moses, Sr., Son-in-Law, Namon Hearn, Grandkids, Steven Moses, Jr. and Trent Moses and her beloved dog, Louie.

She leaves to cherish her memory; Stepmother, Olivia Sparks, Her loving six children, Samuel Smith (Edwanna),  Fredrick Moses, Jr. (Almena), Christy Hearn, Steven Moses (Denise), Stanley Moses, Demetria Moses, Beloved cousin, Ethel, Stepsiblings, Cynthia Bradford, Sharon Alexander (Robert), Vernetta Kinchion (Sam), Evelyn Haywood, and Milton Gayton.  She leaves twenty-five grandkids and a host of cousins, great-grandkids, nieces, and nephews.


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Visitation and Service
April 7, 2021

11:00 AM
Alice Taylor King Chapel of King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.
1300 East 12th Street
Austin, TX 78702

April 7, 2021

1:00 PM
Evergreen Cemetery
3304 E 12th Street
Austin, TX 78721

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