Carimon Moseley Ross Jackson, 93, of Abilene, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at Southwest Park Baptist Church with Brother Mike Woodard and Carimon’s nephew Dennis Moseley officiating. Burial will be beside her first love, Cecil M. Ross at Antioch Cemetery in Brown County at 2:30 p.m., under the direction of North’s Funeral Home of Abilene. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, in North’s Memorial Chapel, 242 Orange St., Abilene.
Carimon was born Sept. 15, 1924, in Blanket, Texas, to Mark and Dora Moseley. She attended the Blanket School District and graduated from Blanket High School. She married Cecil M. Ross, July 6, 1936, in Comanche, Texas, and they were married until his death in 1971. During that time they welcomed daughter, Dora Nell, June 13, 1938, in Brownwood, Texas, whom Carimon taught how to play the piano at the age of 3. Carimon worked at Levines’ for 25 years as a sales lady. She then worked as a secretary for Howard Payne University for 10 years and retired.
In 1977 she was married to Jay Jackson until his death in 1981. At age 71, she moved to Abilene to live with her daughter and son-in-law, the late, Jarrell H. Finch. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Brownwood and Southwest Baptist Church when she moved to Abilene.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cecil M. Ross; husband, Jay Jackson; brother and sister-in-law, Virgil and D’Alva Moseley; and brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Alma Moseley.
She is survived by: daughter, Dora Nell Finch; grandson, Lanny Finch and wife Deborah of Abilene, Texas; grandson, Randale Finch and wife Dawn of Ferndale, Wash.; great-grandchildren, Eric, Tawny Dawn, Christopher, Ashley, Richard and Joshua; and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by a step-daughter and son-in-law, Shirlene and Tommy Frost of De Leon, Texas; step-son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Roxie Jackson of Waco, Texas; four step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Carimon found joy in singing, dancing, women’s basketball, the Dallas Cowboys, playing Skip-bo, shopping, taking drives and going out to eat. She also loved hearing her grandchildren sing and perform, playing the piano and traveling, especially when traveling by car to Branson, Nashville, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Washington State and several other places throughout the country. Carimon will be remembered as a women who loved life, loved to laugh and loved the Lord.
The family wishes to thank Dr. James Wray and to give a special thanks to the nurses at the Hospice Unit at Hendrick Medical Center for their care and services.
Memorials in her honor may be directed to Southwest Park Bapitst Church at 2901 South 20th St., Abilene, TX 79605 or Hendrick Hospice Care at 1682 Hickory St., Abilene, TX 79601
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