Mozelle Wiseman (1927-2015)

In Memory of a Sweet Christian Sister
Many at the Mount Juliet congregation did not know Mozelle Wiseman. She lived only the last months of her life in our community, but those of us who did know her will have lasting memories. I met Mozelle when I attended the funeral visitation of her husband, Harold. I recall there being a large crowd at Woodlawn and many of their friends and family were in attendance. Several days later we received a call from Mozelle telling us that she wanted to place her fellowship at Mount Juliet since she was now living at Rutland Place and there was transportation provided to our services. James Whiteaker and I visited Mozelle at Rutland Place and had a wonderful visit. We learned about the time she and Harold worshiped at Lebanon Road church of Christ and their love for the Lord’s church. Even though she became a member at Mount Juliet, her health prohibited her from attending on a regular basis. She had some great “phone buddies” who constantly checked up on her and it was JoAnn McCormick who called me while I was out of state to let me know of Mozelle’s passing. You do not have to know someone for a long period of time to love and respect them. Mozelle will not soon be forgotten by those of us who knew her.
Mozelle Hawley Wiseman, 88, passed away to be with her Lord on November 24, 2015. Mozelle was born on January 8, 1927, in Camden, Tennessee. She graduated from high school with honors and earned a scholarship to Nashville Business College. At the young age of 17, Mozelle arrived alone in the City of Nashville by Greyhound bus. She was fortunate to be able to live with a kind family while attending college and graduated in 1945, after which she was employed as a legal secretary for the next five years.
Soon after graduation, Mozelle met and married the love of her life, Arthur Harold Wiseman, on September 6, 1946. He had recently returned from serving overseas in WWII and felt he was a lucky man to have captured the heart of the petite and beautiful country girl, Mozelle. Mozelle became an industrious homemaker and the mother of two girls. She was a skilled seamstress and cook. She delighted in creating beautiful pieces of sewing and delicious desserts as gifts for family and friends. When her younger daughter graduated from high school, Mozelle was able to return to the business world and enjoyed working for the Tennessee Department of Conservation, Division of Forestry for 17 years.
DeWayne Griffin