Mozelle Hillyer

April 17, 1930, March 04, 2019

Mozelle Hillyer

Mozelle Hillyer, of Fannett, passed into the arms of her Savior on March 4, 2019.  She was born on April 17, 1930, to Easuel and Bertie Fullen Clark in Fairmount, Texas.  She grew up in a family of nine children, with four other sisters and four brothers.

One of the greatest loves of her life was her family. To say that she was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother is an understatement. Her heart was so big; and she was so full of life! Mozelle was a friend to everyone she met, and just never met a stranger. She knew the importance of loving God, and loving others, and modelled this for her daughters.

As an adult, there wasn’t anything Mozelle couldn’t do in business if she set her mind to it.  She worked for a while as a real estate agent in the Dallas area, then started her own jewelry retail business while taking side work as a notary public.  She became known as “The Jewelry Lady”.

She is survived by her two sisters, JoNell LaRoue of Orange, Texas and Reba Barnett of Pineland, Texas; daughters, Sylvia Carlisle and husband, Gary Sr.; Becky Person and husband, Vance; Angela Richardson and husband, Robert, all of Fannett, Texas; grandchildren, Gary Carlisle, Jr. and wife, Kristie, of Midland, Texas; Tara Prestridge and husband, Derek, of Leander, Texas; Bethany Vaccaro and husband, Matthew, of Beaumont, Texas; Hannah Barnett and husband, Zeb, of Beaumont; Stephanie Richardson and Paul Richardson of Fannett; great-grandchildren, Rory Carlisle, Cooper Carlisle, and Tanner Carlisle all of Midland; and Whitney Prestridge and Charleigh Prestridge of Leander; and many nieces and nephews.

Mozelle is preceded in death by her spouse, Jack Hillyer; her parents, Easuel and Bertie Clark; and siblings, Bobbie Hankins, Lavergne Smith, Easuel Clark, Jr., Knox Clark, Doil Clark, and Bill Clark.

The family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation to The Arboretum in Winnie for helping us to take care of our Momma and Mamaw in the last months of her life. We are so grateful for the kindness and tender care each one of the staff showed to her. We would also like to recognize the staff and residents of Atria Collier Park, of Beaumont, where she lived for almost 10 years.

A gathering of Mrs. Hillyer's family and friends will begin 2:00 p.m., with her funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Saturday, March 09, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Saturday, March 09, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (9)

  • Sandy Walker Summers

    09 March 2019 at 17:42 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Your sweet Mama was a ray of sunshine wherever she went and will be truly missed. Much love, Sandy Summers


  • Peggy Meredith

    07 March 2019 at 20:06 | #

    So sorry to hear of. Mozelle’s passing. She was always such a character and always full of life. Sending my deepest sympathies.


  • Peggy Sterling Scarborough

    07 March 2019 at 03:20 | #

    Sylvia,, know you are loved and being thought of during these difficult days. Much love my sweet friend.


  • Beverly Parigi

    07 March 2019 at 00:26 | #

    Sylvia and Becky, So sorry to hear the sad news of your mom. You know she is in the loving arms and presence of her Lord. Prayers for you and family. Love, Beverly


  • Cathee Allen Kehtel

    06 March 2019 at 04:13 | #

    Sylviia, Gary and family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. You have been very blessed to have your Mom with you. My GOD be your rock in the days ahead and give you HIS grace.


  • Dennis Anger

    06 March 2019 at 03:49 | #

    Our sincere condolences and prayers,
    Dennis & Mary Faith Anger


  • Ruth Sonnier

    06 March 2019 at 02:46 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Mozelle was a good friend to all that knew her. I’ll keep all of you in my prayers. Ruth (Ferguson) Sonnier


  • claude helveston

    05 March 2019 at 23:50 | #

    so sorry for your loss. love always claude & etta


  • RH

    05 March 2019 at 17:42 | #

    To the Family. Sorry for your loss. May you cherish precious memories of your loved one. John 5:28


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