Ida Lee Carter was born on February 6, 1934 in Wolf Island, Missouri. She was the third of sixteen children born to Matthew Mosley, Sr. and Celeste (Adkins) Mosley.
In 1950 she married her childhood love, Johnnie Carter, in Wardell, MO. To their union was born one daughter, Ida Yvonne (Carter) Seay and, due to Johnnie’s service in the Marine Corps, they lived in a variety of locations - both domestic and international. But regardless of where they found themselves in the world, Ida was ever the faithful wife and mother, always diligently building a comfortable home for her family. Though Ida only had one natural child, she served as an adopted mother to four boys and a spiritual mother to many.
Ida possessed an unyielding work ethic and built an admirable career in the healthcare field as a medical receptionist and assistant to Dr. Arthur Brady in his private medical practice. She worked in this capacity for over 20 years, sharpening her medical acumen and using her outgoing personality to build family-like bonds with her colleagues as well as many of the patients that she had the pleasure of interacting with over the years.
After retiring from Dr. Brady’s practice, she took on the role of private caregiver and estate executor for the elderly. As in the past, her patients became her family and her last patient and dear friend, Dr. Zatella Turner, spent the final months of her life living with Ida, in her direct care.
Ida was just as committed to her spiritual work as she was to her secular vocations. In 1948 she obeyed the gospel and was baptized at the Church of Christ in Hayti, MO. As a diligent Christian worker, Ida shared the gospel with her family and was willing to share Christ with anyone she met. During her 30+ year tenure as a member of the Swope Parkway Church of Christ in Kansas City, MO, Ida worked in several ministries including the Kashmere Sewing Circle, Meals on Wheels, was a volunteer in the Food Pantry and served as the coordinator for the Children’s Nursery. She was also instrumental in the establishment of auxiliaries that extended beyond the local congregation and, along with Sis. Maxine Woolridge, was part of the founding group of women that created and launched the National Christian Singles Seminar which has grown from a small engagement in Kansas City, MO to a large-scale fellowship with national and international reach. She would later move her membership to the Roswell Avenue Church of Christ in Kansas City, KS where she continued in faithful service to the Lord.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents, three sisters - Elizabeth Kuykendall, Daisy Mae Mosley, Della Lewis (Herbert) and three brothers - Robert Mosley, Matthew Mosley, Jr. (Jacqueline), Eddie Lee Mosley (Arletha).
She leaves to cherish her memory, one natural daughter - Ida Y. Seay (George); four adopted sons - Frederick Adkins, Cedric Adkins, Orlando Adkins, Michael McDonough; one granddaughter - Jennifer Seay; four grandsons - Jon (Seay) Moore, Andrew Seay (Mary), James Seay, Adrien Adkins; three great grandchildren - Germai, Marlayna, Kynlee & Marquise; three sisters - Ruth Barge, Evelyn Ford (Robert), Shirley Mosley; three brothers - Joseph Mosley (Patty), William Mosley (Beatrice), Larry Mosley and a host of cousins, nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews, church family and lifelong friends.
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