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Date published: 3/21/2014

Rev. Erskine B. Moss

The Rev. Erskine B. Moss passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at his home in Prince Frederick, Md.

Born June 12, 1953, Erskine was the only son of the late Rev. Ernest Moss and Mrs. Hazel J. Moss. At an early age, Erskine accepted Christ and joined First New Hope Baptist Church, Spotsylvania County.

The Rev. Moss pastored St. Joseph Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and later joined Calvert Lighthouse Tabernacle in Calvert County, Md., upon moving to Maryland. Throughout his career, he worked in children's ministries doing children's revivals, summer camps, champ camps, and workshops.

The Rev. Erskine Moss graduated from the Virginia Theological Seminary (now the Virginia University of Lynchburg) with a Bachelor of Theology and from Virginia State University with a Bachelor of Science in biology and Master of Science in education administration and supervision.

The Rev. Moss had 31 years in the field of education as a teacher and administrator. He loved the challenge of working with special needs students and students with serious behavior problems. Moss was active in the Calvert County Education Association, Maryland State Education Association and the National Education Association. The Rev. Moss retired from the Calvert County Public School System in Maryland in November 2013.

Rev. Moss leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Robin-Renee Barksdale of Richmond; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Putty and brother-in-law James Putty of Spotsylvania; a sister, Princess R. Moss of Richmond; an aunt and uncle, Daphne and Lenwood Johnson of Trevilians; three loving nieces and nephews; two very special friends, Steve and Alice Brooks of Calvert County; and many other caring relatives and friends.

A celebration of life services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at First New Hope Baptist Church in Partlow, with interment in the Moss Family cemetery in Spotsylvania.

Arrangements are being made by Thomasson Watson Funeral Service Inc., Louisa. Visit ddwatsonmortician .com for the online guest book.