Gilda Maria (Beal) Moffett

February 8, 1951 ~ March 1, 2022 (age 71) 71 Years Old


Gilda Maria (Beal) Moffett was born on February 8, 1951, in Mobile, Alabama. She transitioned on March 1, 2022, in Dallas, Texas. 

In 1967, she graduated from Los Angeles High School. She relocated to Portland, Oregon, in 1971. In 2010, she moved to Garland, Texas, where she spent the rest of her life. An autodidact, Gilda enjoyed a career as an educator, master of hospitality and tourism, mentor, daycare provider, and repossession agent. She systematically changed federal extrication policy and processes, all while raising four phenomenal children. After many years of service, she retired in 2018. 

Affectionately regarded as "Gilla", "Granny", "OG Granny", "Katrina (Tree)", "6-Shot Granny", "Niko", and "Too", Gilda was a leader of the Walk for Freedom and an advocate for children of color in advancement, empowerment, and education. Among many hobbies, she delighted in cooking, reading, spending time with family, going to the casino, and engaging in deep  conversations. 

On July 3, 1970, she married Odie Moffett, Jr. To their union, four children were loved and nurtured. 

She was a member of Restoration Community Fellowship Church in Garland, Texas. In addition to volunteering for various church events, and efforts, she served as a  Meals on Wheels provider.

A people person, she built bonds and relationships with many people. Though she may not have had a solution, she took the time to care and encourage others. She believed that family came first and that we should all stick together regardless of blood kinship. She believed that every misstep was another opportunity to learn to walk in the path with God. She was the foundation of a strong legacy that will continue forever.  

A visionary with great passion and courage, she will be fondly remembered for her intellectual, vibrant, and inspiring nature. Her loving spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved her. 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Frances Elizabeth Beal; her grandson, Dequandre Lunya Moffett; her son, Odie Moffett III; and the father of her children, Odie Moffett, Jr. Those left to cherish precious memories include her daughters - Frances, Christina, and Kimberly; sons-in-law, Jonathan, John, and Edrissa; daughter-in-law, Mary; sister, Regina; brother-in-law, Lamont; grandchildren - Ebony, Gene, Jonathan Jr., KJ, Tanya, Tanysha, Zarious, Sryiah, Iyanous, Sirah and Julious; grandchildren-in-law, Chelsea and Michelle; great-grandchildren - Makai, Kyleeah, Legend, Ryann, Zakai, and Zyah; many nieces and nephews; and a host of others that she called sister and brother. 

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.” -Isaiah 54:17

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Celebration of Life Memorial Service
March 12, 2022

3:00 PM
Restoration Community Fellowship Church
414 Castle Drive
Garland, TX 75040

Celebration of Life
March 12, 2022

6:00 PM
Town House
2006 Town Court
Garland, TX 75041


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