Mary Annette Moss

March 22, 1948 - December 19, 2020

Mary Annette Moss, 72, the third child of Alice DeHart Puntes and Robert Harris Puntes, Jr., came into this world on March 22, 1948.  After a long two-year, crucial battle that Mary fought heroically while amazing others with her deep, inner strength, she passed on to her eternal home on Saturday, December 19, 2020.  Mary’s parents, brothers, Edward and Albert Puntes; sisters-in-law, Cheryl Puntes, Sarah Puntes, Lavern Landis, Barbara Sanders, and Joy Havens; and brothers-in-law, David Moss, Merlin Moss, and Larry Moss, preceded her in death. 

In 1967, while at Conner’s Drive-Inn in Silsbee, Mary met the love of her life, Buford Moss. When Buford winked at her, the courtship started.  Buford completed his basic training and one year of service before they were able to get married.  Mr. Puntes said, “You are not going to quit that good papermill job and marry that boy, are you?”  Whereas, Mary responded, “I sure am!”  They traveled back to Virginia.  She knew what she was doing, and it was a good match.  Buford and Mary were married for fifty-two years.

Survivors include her husband, Buford Moss; son, Matt Moss and his wife, Kristi; grandchildren that she adored, Marcie, Logan and Luke; brother, Bobby Puntes; sister, Alicia Puntes Holder and her husband, G.L.; sisters-in-law, Lucy Puntes and Debbie Puntes; brothers-in-law, Jim Moss, Gerald Moss, and Harold Moss; nieces and nephew, Paula Ritchie, Robin Ankeny, Holly Puntes, Clay Puntes, Heather Smith, Amber Johnson Jana Puntes, and Johnna Creamer; twenty-one nieces and nephews on the Moss family side; numerous great-nieces; and a special niece, Elizabeth King. 

Mary was a graduate of Silsbee High and pursued a financial career.  It was rare not to hear Mary laughing or being a prankster because those were her trademark traits.  Guess you could say she never met a stranger due to her bubbly personality.  Cooking was her forte.  Mary was better than a good cook; she was a great cook!  If you liked good, country cooking, call Mary for the best dressing, fried fish, corn or anything you might desire.  She lived a happy life and enjoyed it to the fullest.  Mary will always be remembered for her cooking, friendliness and laughter.

A gathering of Mrs. Moss’ family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at Central Baptist Church, 120 Private Road 8325, Evadale.  Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at the church, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee, with her interment to follow at Morse Cemetery, Buna.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mary’s memory to Broussard’s Mortuary, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee 77656.

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Morse Cemetery

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  • buna b una tx 77662

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 120 PR 8325, Evadale, Texas 77615
  • 12/23/2020
  • 2:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 120 PR 8325, Evadale, Texas 77615
  • 12/22/2020
  • 6:34 pm

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX

Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
  • 490 cemetery road silsbee tx 77656

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Thomas & Pam Baumann

I have known Mary since I was a little girl. I have always known her as Buford’s wife and her big personality. There was never a dull moment when she was around. I visited her many times during her stay in the hospital and was privileged to be Buford’s chauffeur to Houston on many occasions. I enjoyed our visits on the way as he talked about Mary. You could just feel the love that he has for her. Mary was so blessed to have Alicia as her sister. She was right there by her side the whole time she was hospitalized. Watching them two together, you could just feel the love that they had for each other. Mary will surely be missed and my prayers are with this family.

Linda doiron

Alicia and family so sorry to hear of your sister Mary passing. My heart goes out to you. Prayers for all involved. God bless.

Peggy McClanahan Pitman

Sincere sympathy to Mary's family. I attended Silsbee Schools with Mary and she was always sweet and kind to everyone. Mary could make anyone laugh at the drop of a hat with her bubbly personality. Always a joy to be arouond Mary.. She will be missed.

Linda Kelley Bridges

Mary & I were in the same graduating class of 1966 at Silsbee High School. Mary was always laughing and having a good time. I am sorry to her family and friends for the loss of such a beautiful woman. May God give you peace that she is no longer in pain. He is taking care of her now.

Charlotte Conner and Ronnie Conner

So very sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. RIP

Barbara (Barbie) Hollyfield

Mary has a warm and precious spot in my memories for her laughter, warmth and straight forward personality. My heart goes out to the family and I am praying Christ sustain and comfort you.

Martha and Wesley Simpson

To all those loved by Mary Annette, especially Buford, Matt, Bobby, and Alicia, please know we are praying for you during these events that sadden our hearts, yet offer you a closure to a difficult and unbelievably long illness. Let God draw you close to His side during your grieving process. Love you.

Kyle & Connie Bland

Our sincere condolences to you and your family.