Otis Mobley

Otis Mobley

Friday, March 8th, 1940 Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

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Obituary for Otis C. Mobley Sr.

Otis C. Mobley, Sr. was born March 8, 1940 to Janie Mobley and Horace Small, Sr. in Fernandina Beach, Florida. He confessed Christ at an early age, uniting with New Zion Baptist Church. Otis attended Bryant Academy and transferred to Peck High School in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Otis also attended Florida Memorial College in St. Augustine, Florida receiving his Bachelor’s Degree.

Otis was an educator in the Nassau County Schools, where he taught for 35 years. He was a chartered member of Silver Square Lodge 703, which he joined September 17, 1977 and held office as Jr. Warden, delinquently until his health failed.

Otis loved shopping at Flea Markets and collecting antiques. He has collected Hess trucks for about 10 years. He also was a big baseball cards and coin collector. Otis loved doing art for the school contest with his famous gingerbread house for the competition at the Callahan Fair and won awards. He loved fishing and gardening. He loved planting his flowers and fruit trees and loved sitting in his yard watching them bloom and seeing the beauty he created.

Otis departed this life Saturday, November 23, 2019. He was preceded in death by his mother, Janie Mobley and father, Horace Small, Sr.; stepfather, Vincent Calhoun.

Otis leaves to cherish his precious memories: a loving wife of 56 years, Jeanette Mobley; sons, Otis Mobley, Jr. and Anton Mobley (Dakiti); daughter, Tonya Mobley; grandchildren, Giovanni, Danielle, London, Colin, Jeana’, Calvin and Erin; great-granddaughter, Kori; brother, Horace Small; sister, Patricia Mendoza; cousin/sister, Gloria Walker; sister-in-law, Albertha Anderson (Richie); brother-in-law, Vincent Mobley; devoted nephew, James Johnson; goddaughter, Lorraine Valentine and a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral service will be held SATURDAY, 11:00 am at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 10 S 10th Street Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034. The visitation will be held 9:00 am - 11:00 am Saturday at the church. Please sign the guestbook at Arrangements in Care of: Funerals by T.S. Warden, 904-765-1234

If you would like to make a donation in memory of Otis, the family suggest the American Beach Foundation 501 (C) (3)- non profit in lieu of flowers. Donations can be dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce, Fernandina Beach, Florida.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    New Zion Missionary baptist Church
    10 S 10th Street
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    Saturday, November 30th, 2019
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    New Zion Missionary baptist Church
    10 S 10th Street
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    Saturday, November 30th, 2019
  • Interment

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 |
    Oneal Community Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Yulee, Florida
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    Saturday, November 30th, 2019

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Lisa S Holmes and Class of 1987 have sent flowers to the family of Otis C. Mobley Sr..
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Markquietta Simon

My deepest sympathy goes out to this loving family @ time of your loss. Special prayers to Jeanette for strength during this difficult time. The entire Register family sends u biggest hug. Your loss is our loss. May peace be with u. Love ya, Registers
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Lisa S Holmes

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. If you ever need anything please call. Love You! Dolphus, Lisa & Ayden Holmes. 912-617-0037
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Jeannette White

I truly love this family. They are very loving people and Otis and Jeanette taught their Children and grandchildren to be the same. Family God will comfort you and keep you safe. Love you Jeannette.
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Debra claxton

Many prayers sent to your family during their sadness, what a wonderful man, he always had a smile and was never to busy to give me a minute of his time.. heaven is a brighter place with him there.
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My deepest condolences and thoughts extend to Mr. Mobley’s family. I have regularly thought of Mr. Mobley over the years. He was my third grade teacher who was compassionate and fatherly to us. I will always remember how he ministered to me and my classmates after my sister Teal died abruptly at school. He opened the Bible and read to us: “Suffer the little children to come into me and forbid them not, for such is the Kingdom of Heaven.”
That snapshot in time was and is an imprint on my heart. Grace and peace to Anton and everyone.
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