Obituary of Erma Druecilla Moody-Mitchell
Erma Druecilla Mitchell was born on August 5, 1917 to Forest and Myrtle Moody-Mitchell in Pelham, Texas. She accepted Christ at an early age and united with Treadway Methodist Church. Her mother was remarried later to Charles Young. Erma had a sister Allye Mae Stelle. Her mother, father, stepfather and sister all preceded her in death.
Erma attended school in Lubbock, Texas. She relocated to Abilene in 1936. Erma worked as a seamstress for sixty years. She had many faithful and some celebrity clients.
She moved to Los Angeles in 1942 and was affiliated with White United Methodist Church and Neighborhood Community Church. She united with People's Independent Church in 1976, where she served on the Trustee Board and worked with the Flower Guild, under the Pasturage of Rev. William Naylor.
Erma was very active in community service. She attended the Police Academy at Parker Center, where she was certified as an official Police Community Representative. She was also active with the city council. She was a Captain of the 50th Street Block Club in her area, a member of the Commanders Club of Disabled American Veteran, a member of Na¬tional Association of Fashion and Accessory Designers.
She leaves to cherish her memories a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William M. Jones of Grapevine, Texas; four aunts, Mrs. Ida B. Biser, Mrs. Eulila Davis, Mrs. Dorothy Pitts all of Oklahoma City, OK and Miss Marie Ranger of Jones, OK; six grandchildren, Ms. Yolanda M. Richmond of Glendora, CA, Ms. Jorja V. Jones-Laster of West Covina, CA, Mr. & Mrs. Daryl M. Jones of La Puente, CA, Miss Tamara D. Jones of Las Vegas, NV, Mr. Terence D. Jones of West Covina, CA and Mr. Darrin M. Jones of West Covina, CA; six great-grand¬children, Latisha S. Villahermosa, Jormarca M. Laster, Yaffa and London Richmond, Jessica and Daryl Jones II; one stepson, Gene Arthur Cleveland of Ft. Worth, Texas; one adopted daughter, Mrs. Linda Crofoot of Lakewood, CA; former daughter-in-law, Lela Jones of West Covina, CA; many members of L.A.P.D. especially Officer Maria Marquez of 77th Division and a infinite number of relatives and close friends.
Myrtle V. Moody Young
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