Mandy Mosley, beloved daughter, cousin, and friend, went home to heaven by way of a car accident on Saturday, October 2, 2021. It was her 20th birthday.
Known for her bubbly personality and love of laughter, Mandy was born Mandy Montgomery Mosley in 2001 in Bedford, Texas, to parents Gregory and Renee Mosley. She completed her homeschool curriculum with determination and confidence, graduating in May 2020.
Anyone would agree that Mandy contributed a high level of caring to every situation. Her friends and family members would turn to her for words of encouragement. She gave wise and helpful advice, offering herself as an informal counselor to anyone who needed a listening ear. She could “see” people who felt unseen by others, making them feel known and loved. Mandy was an active member of The Hills Church serving through mission trips and in small groups and classes. She especially loved babysitting children, and kids of all ages flocked to her side.
Because she followed Jesus, Mandy reflected His excellence in everything she did. Mandy loved singing, playing soccer, roller-skating, and dancing. Especially dancing! From hip hop to ballroom to country, Mandy enjoyed any opportunity to get on the dance floor. And when it came to leadership, she was such a keen problem-solver that she was invited to spend a week in Washington D.C. at a Dwight D. Eisenhower leadership summit when she was just 14 years old.
Mandy lived life to the fullest, and she believed that exciting, adrenaline-pumping, heart-pounding activities were the best kind. She was quick to suggest bull-riding, motorcycle-racing, or Monster Truck Jam as the perfect way to spend a Saturday night. She always wanted to be on-the-go and where the people were. The more, the better. Travelling gave her the same kind of thrill, and she went to Brazil with Let’s Start Talking three times and to Nicauraugua with Christian Relief, as well as taking a whirlwind tour of nine states in 14 days with friends. One of her favorite places on earth was the Royal Gorge in Colorado; it was a special mother-daughter trip she made several times. She was the ultimate BUC-EE’S fan, collecting 32 t-shirts and other merchandise from the iconic gas station. Whenever a new location would open, Mandy saw it as a good enough reason for a road trip. Everything made Mandy laugh, and she would accept any invitation to be silly with her friends for a while. To know Mandy was to know joy.
As believers, we have faith in the truth of Psalm 23, that we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Chances are, Mandy has already asked Him if she can decorate His house with a few streamers and balloons in anticipation of our arrival. She’s already selected the dance playlist. Oh, what a party it will be.
We can’t wait to see her again.