Eleanor Ruth Moss

Published 10:17 am Monday, March 30, 2020

Eleanor Ruth Moss passed away surrounded by family Friday, March 27, 2020, after a short illness. She was 83 years old.

Eleanor was born on June 17, 1936, in Vicksburg. She attended Vicksburg City Schools and was voted homecoming queen her senior year at Carr Central High School in 1954. She attended Mississippi State College for Women for one year and returned to Vicksburg.

She married her high school sweetheart, Barger Moss and they were married 56 years until he passed away in 2011. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Vicksburg for many years until her health prevented her from attending church. She always appreciated and treasured visits from Brother Matt Buckles.

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletter

Receive daily headlines and obituaries

She was preceded in death by her parents, several brothers and sisters, husband Henry Barger Moss Jr. and daughter, Judith Love Moss Farris.

She was the proud mother of five children, Judith Love (deceased 1999), Jerry Barger (Gina), David Wayne (Robin), Daniel Eugene (Beth) and Jennifer Love; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren who she loved and adored and enjoyed spending time with them, especially when they were camping.

A graveside service will be held Monday, March 30, 2020, at 4 p.m. at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery with Dr. Matt Buckles officiating.