Avis Jeffreys Carter Gosa, 95, of the Athens Community passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at her home. She was born in Marion County, AL to John and Icie Cantrell Jeffreys. She married Coy Gosa in 1970 and she was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse receiving her education and training from Itawamba Junior College graduating in 1971. She worked for Dr. Richard Hollis but most of her career was spent in Memphis at Midsouth Christian Nursing Home, and she retired from the Shelby County Research Center. Selfless in every way, her calling was to care for others, and it showed. She enjoyed writing poetry, listening to audio bible tapes, reading, and traveling. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
A graveside memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 1, 2022 at Howell Cemetery with Bro. Rodney Waycaster officiating. Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery at 1:45 p.m.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three sons, Terry Carter (Sondra) of Hatley, Scotty Carter (Vicky) of Hatley, and Andy Carter (Belinda) of Bentonville, AR; her daughter, Jo Ann Owings (Bobby) of the Athens Community; one sister, Weda Stanford of Memphis, TN; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; special friends Wanda Lubbers of Southaven, Mary Taylor of Memphis, and her hospice caregiver, Shantae Rogers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers, Victor, Connie, and Lonnie Jeffreys; two sisters, Mildred Hester and Rhea Collins; and 3 infant siblings.
Condolences may be shared with the family at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com