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March 11, 1924
~ December 30, 2021
On December 26, 1962, she married Virgil Gaines. He preceded her in death in 1973.
Mother Gaines was well known for her Culinary Arts skills. Mozelle relocated to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1943 and obtained a job with the Federal government. In 1946 she relocated to Asbury Park, New Jersey, and became employed as a Domestic Engineer. After relocating to Asbury Park, Mother Gaines joined Mt. Olive Holy Temple Church of God in Christ in Neptune, New Jersey, until her death. She loved her church family, and the church family loved her. She especially loved Sunday school and Bible Study. She was raised to love the church and learn about God from early childhood. Mother Gaines knew the History of the Church of God in Christ from the time of its inception. As a child, she remembered them having Circuit Church in the area.
She especially loved to dress, always looking like a model in Vogue Magazine. She had jewelry, hats, and other accessories to accentuate every outfit, and she would start preparing her outfit for Sunday on Thursday. Mother Gaines enjoyed going out with her best friend, Pauline Cobb (now deceased), to the various conferences, and she enjoyed every moment of learning the charge of her foundation. She enjoyed her Christian friendship at Mt. Olive and in her positions as Trustee and Clerk of the Board. She was always looking for fundraising opportunities to raise money for the church. She also served in the Jurisdiction as Treasurer of the Sunday School and President of the YWCC.
She was preceded in death by Ellamae Tillery-Meade, Kathleen Speed, Maudestine Clark, Coley Hewitt, Jr., Edward Ernest Hewitt, Charlotte Palmer, George Hardy, and Arnett, who died at the age of two.
Mother Gaines leaves to cherish her memory two devoted nieces, Yvonne Campbell of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, and adopted niece Denise MaGhee of East Orange, New Jersey, two nephews, Charles Jamison of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and Bishop Gregory Palmer of Columbus, Ohio, and one God-daughter, Linda Cobb-Reid of Neptune, New Jersey and a host of family and friends.