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Mozctta D. Tyus was born on October 21, 1943 to the late Carlene Smith and Moses Crum of Prattville, Alabama. She was one of seven children born to this union. She attended the Autauga County Training School, Autaugaville, Alabama.
She attended and later joined the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church where she accepted Christ as her personal Savior. She joined the Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church upon her marriage to Willie DeBardelaben Jr. who was already a member. She later moved to Cleveland Ohio and joined the Nazarene Baptist Church, but returned to the Prattville area and reconnected with the Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church at retirement where she served and remained until her death.
Mosetta was married to the late Willie DeBardelaben Jr. and to this union, four children were born: Lindsey, Anthony, Alvin, and Thomas. Lindsey and Anthony preceded her in death. She later married the late Eugene Tyus who was a Prattville native who lived in Cleveland Ohio. She moved to Cleveland after her marriage to Mr. Tyus. She later married Charlie Drakeford of Cleveland Ohio who also preceded her in death. Mosetta retired and returned to the Prattville area after Mr. Drakeford's death.
Mosetta's work history included the Brown and Root Company, Prattville, Alabama, Victoria Furniture Company, Montgomery, Alabama and General Electric, Cleveland, Ohio. She also worked as a security guard while in Ohio. She leaves to cherish her memories two sons, Alvin DeBardelaben and Thomas (Annette) DeBardelaben; two sisters, Emma Sisson and Mattie Davis all of Prattville, Alabama; Three brothers, James (Nila) Crum, Robert (Pearl) Crum, both of Chicago, Illinois and Clemon (Carol) Crum, Detroit Michigan. She was preceded in death by her brother Seamon Crum.
She also leaves two special nieces, Addison Rose Bowen DeBardelaben of Detroit Michigan; nine grandchildren, Tequia Rawlinson, Joseph Rawlinson, Bryant Reese, Phillip Reese, Tenika Chavis, Laquita DeBardelaben, Cortnea Brown, Anthony DeBardelaben Jr. and Del DeBardelaben; eighteen great grandchildren, Shiwan DeBardelaben, Shabria DeBardelaben, Cortez Brown, Corizma Brown, Shemari DeBardelaben, Danielle Chavis, Sh'Kerah DeBardelaben, Eli Reese, Madison Chavis, Ja'Lecia Boman, Anthony DeBardelaben Ill, Ayana Chavis, Azaria DeBardelaben, Ariana DeBardelaben, Jermaine Boman, Jr., Arielle DeBardelaben, Takeira Rawlinson, and Tekeyciah Allen, Prattville, Alabama. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Mosetta will be especially missed by her loving sister, Emma Sisson who was her friend, housemate and primary caregiver.