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Mozelle Oakes

September 2, 1926 — May 5, 2024

Mozelle Williams Oakes "Gugh-Gugh", 97, originally from Mississippi and a resident of Trussville, Alabama since 1965, went to be with Jesus (her Lord and Savior) on May 5, 2024, in Birmingham, Alabama. She was born on September 2, 1926. She married the love of her life, Hardy Oakes on August 28, 1948, but was widowed on January 24, 1987. She was a devoted Christian mother and grandmother who exemplified toughness, tenacity, and perseverance. Her witty and delightful sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her daughter Lynda Oakes Justice (Barry), son Daryl Alan Oakes (Dana), grandchildren Austin Justice (Taylor), Alec Justice (Riley-Kate), Anna Leigh Justice (engaged to Heath Horn), Angie Oakes Watts (Chad), Jason Oakes, Lara Oakes Wood (Tyler), Bethany Oakes, Madison Oakes Redd (Derek), DJ Oakes (Lydi), Gavin Oakes, Jaden Oakes, Brooklyn Oakes, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Mozelle was preceded in death by her husband Hardy Oakes, sons Darryl Hugh Oakes, Larry Wayne Oakes, father Ira Harvey Williams, mother Ollie Bell Henley Williams, sister Marcelle Williams Zeller, and brothers Harvey Deshay Williams, James Paul Williams Sr, W.C. (Mike) Williams, and Ira Lynn Williams.

Mozelle dedicated her life to being a homemaker. She worshipped at First Baptist Trussville.

A service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Birmingham, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to First Baptist Church Trussville.

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Visitation

Saturday, May 11, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 11, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235

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