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Lydia Kirkland Mosley

August 8, 1928 — January 20, 2011

Lydia Kirkland Mosely Lydia Kirkland Mosely of Dunwoody passed away peacefully at Canterbury Court in Atlanta, on January 20, 2011, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She was the beloved wife of Albert S. Mosely Sr. who preceded her in death. Lydia was born on August 8, 1928 in Homerville, Georgia, the youngest of 9 children born to James Seaborn Kirkland and Mary Touchton Kirkland. Lydia graduated from Georgia State College for Women (now Georgia College) in Milledgeville in 1949 with a Bachelors Degree and a Teaching Certificate. Her first teaching job was in Seminole County HS in Donalsonville, Georgia. In later years she taught in the public schools of both Turner County and Hall County. In 1950 she married Albert Sidney Mosely, of Dupont, Georgia, and started a family. She was the beloved mother of Carol, Laura and Sid. The family moved to Dunwoody in 1973 when Albert became the Assistant Director of the state Department of Transportation. Lydia and Albert enjoyed playing bridge, and after she retired from teaching, they became avid tennis players. She also liked spending time with her neighbors, gardening and attending her church. She was a devoted member of Dunwoody Baptist Church. Lydia is survived by her daughter Laura Mosely Simpson and husband Ken; her daughter Carol Mosely and her companion Cindy Clark; her son Albert Sidney Mosely Jr., his wife Vanie, and their daughter Samantha; her sister Edith Malone; her brother Jack Kirkland; and a large extended family of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on January 30, 2011 at 1pm in Homerville, Georgia at the Pine Forest Cemetery with lunch afterwards at Homerville United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Georgia Chapter of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, or, Hospice Atlanta Visiting Nurses.
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