Rev. Henry L. Mosley, devoted servant of God died peacefully on Sunday evening, June 19, 2022 at the age of 82.
He was born October 28, 1939, in Hazard, Kentucky, to the late Willie and Wilma Cornett Mosley. In addition to his parents, Rev. Mosley was reunited in heaven with five siblings, Lowell Mosley, Raymond Mosley, Bobbie Ross, Josephine Sanford and Georgia Baker. Three brothers-in-love, Willie C. Ross, Nathaniel Sanford, Ennis Johnson; Five sisters-in-love, Ida Mosley, Rosetta Mosley, Connie Mosley, Shirlyne Mosley, and Anna Franklin.
Rev. Mosley began his education at Fayette County Public Schools. He received a License as a Master Barber at West Kentucky Vocational, Paducah, KY. His passion for pastoring began at First Baptist Church, Columbia, KY for 10 years. He then continued his passion for pastoring God’s people at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Ashland, KY for 29 years. He most recently shared as the Assistant to the Pastor, at Jabez Missionary Baptist Church in Lexington for the last seven years, under the pastoring of Rev. David R. Peoples. Rev. Mosley took to heart Matthew 28: 16-20, where it tells us to "go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost". He served on the Mission Field in the Philippines, ministered to thousands and won many souls for Christ. He was a member of the Zion District Association. He lead the Ministerial Association of Ashland, KY. He was a faithful member and supporter of the Consolidated District Baptist Association where he gave leadership and served as high as the First Vice Moderator. He was a well respected Pastor in the General Association of Kentucky Baptist as well as the Kentucky Baptist Convention and the Greenup Association of Ashland, Kentucky and vicinity. He was a member of the Progressive National Baptist Convention. Where he participated in the Minister Division. He was a member of Dunbar High School Alumni Association, a Kentucky Colonel, he was a former Trustee at the time of Simmons Bible College. He was a friend to preachers and gave not only advice, but also gave them space to exercise their gift to preach. What Rev. Mosley cherished most was his Faith Family and Friends.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 57 years, Betty J. Parish Mosley; six children, Laronda Mosley, Jennifer Mosley, Lee J. Mosley, Helena Mosley, Hazel (Donald) Compton, and Margaret (David) Peoples; two brothers, Willie LaRue Mosley, and Wayne Mosley; three sisters, Jessie Johnson, Geraldine Berry and Ruby Mosley; one uncle, William (Marsha) Cornett; one sister-in-love, Hazel (Scott) Jones, and one brother-in-love, Stephen Franklin. Thirteen grandchildren, Charles Mosley, Yohannes (Kenyatta) Mosley, Latoya Mosley, Dominique Mason, Henry (Kimberly) Mason, Kawaii Crockett, William Crockett, Michael Mosley-Turner, JorDawn Jones, Donald Compton, Dion Compton, Hannah Peoples, and Rodmann Peoples; and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends.
Visitation for Rev. Mosley will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2022, at Consolidated Missionary Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Rd, Lexington, KY 40505.
A celebration of Rev. Mosley’s life will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church, with words of comfort provided by Rev. David Peoples. Burial will follow in Steele Cemetery in Versailles.
MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL IN ATTENDANCE.
Although flowers are welcome, contributions in Rev. Mosley's memory should be directed to the C.B. Nuckolls Community Center and Black History Museum, 901 Kilgore Drive, Ashland, KY, 41101 or to Pastor Jolly M. Ampong, 2-80 Neptune Drive, North York Ontario, Canada M6A 1X4.
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Steen Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the arrangements of Rev. Mosley.