Betty Elaine Moses was born on March 22, 1937 in Flint Michigan to the late William Edward and Vivan Mae Lawson (nee Hollis). She was the second oldest child born to this union.
Her family moved to Cincinnati Ohio where she attended Cincinnati Public Schools. Betty was an exceptional student and a quick learner. She was one of a few black students that attended the predominantly white Walnut Hills high school for academic achievers during a period of racial hostility and segregation. Wanting to excel academically without hindrance, Betty transferred to Woodward High School and graduated in 1955.
Betty had a strong work ethic and continued to work until her health prevented her from doing so. She was employed by General Motors for many years until the facility closed in 1987. She started a second career and retired from Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services.
She enjoyed travelling and finding treasures at garage sales. She was an avid collector of salt and pepper shakers with a collection that exceeded well over 200 sets. She was an excellent baker and was known for her delicious cobblers and rhubarb pie.
Betty had a warm, contagious smile and was known to greet you with open arms. She had a giving spirit and a compassionate heart. She touched the lives of people that she came to know. She will truly be missed.
She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted spouse, Phillip I. Moses, her loving children Tracy Craig, Venetia Bennett, Orlando Craig and step children; Phillip I. Moses II, Janice. S. Moses-Todd and Shannon J. Moses. In addition to loving and nurturing her children, she still had enough love, kisses and hugs for her grandchildren, her great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
She is survived by her brothers Ronald and Robert Lawson, a sister; Bonita Lawson and a host of nieces, nephews and many special friends.
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