Fannie Lue (Moss) Hawley was peacefully
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embraced by our Lord and Savior, JESUS, The
Christ, on Wednesday, August 26,
Fannie was born on July 3, 1927 in Creedmoor,
North Carolina; the 2nd of eleven children to
Robert Lee Moss and Truemella (Blacknell)
Moss. In 1947, Fannie attended and
graduated from Saint Agnes Hospital School of
Nursing in Raleigh, North Carolina, and began
her long 42+ active years of dedicated service
as a Registered Nurse (R.N), passing both State Boards, first in North Carolina and then in New
Soon after, Fannie met a very handsome widower (Toney Hawley) with a very young daughter
(Brenda), Toney would eventually become her husband. Fannie became a much-devoted wife
and stepmom in 1952. Shortly after their marriage, they settled down in Montclair, New Jersey.
From this nearly 60-year union they bore 2 sons: Toney L. Hawley, Jr. and Jarvis E. Hawley.
While waiting to begin her nursing career in New Jersey, Fannie briefly worked at Little Falls
Laundry, located, in Little Falls, New Jersey . Soon she received and accepted a nursing career
offer from Mountainside Hospital located in Montclair/Glen Ridge, New Jersey. After about 2
years at Mountainside; she was actively recruited to a R.N position at the recently built,
Montclair Community Hospital, located in Montclair, New Jersey. There, she was assigned to
the 11:00 P.M to 7:00 A.M. shift in the Intensive Care Unit. During her last 14 years of her long
nursing service career; Fannie became the Head Nurse of that shift in the Intensive Care Unit.
Fannie retired from The Montclair Community Hospital at the end of 1989.
Fannie is pre-deceased by her husband of 59+ years, Toney; her 3 brothers: Robert Gray,
William, and Charles Moss; her 3 sisters: Flossie Moss, Mary Washington, Ruth Moss; and her
daughter in law, Audrey C. Hawley (Jarvis).
Fannie is a member of Saint Matthew A.M.E Church in Orange, New Jersey, and is survived by
her 2 sons: Toney L. Hawley, Jr. and Jarvis E Hawley; her step-daughter, Brenda D. Tucker
(John); her 2 sisters: Ruby Mitchell (Ballem), and Mamie K Francis Cannady; 1 brother: Lonnie
Moss (Mandy); 2 sister in laws: Theodora Moss and Ila Burt; 4 step-grandchildren; 4 step-great
grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, church family, and friends.
Fannie will be buried right next to her husband, Toney, at the cemetery of New Hope
Missionary Baptist Church in Oxford, North Carolina, where they both were previous long-time
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They tend to you when you’re tiny. Guide you as you grow. Fold in prayer as you
find your way, and never let you go. Momma, you raised us with a love we could
trust to never let us down. A love that showed us we were never alone. A love
that gave us strength to become who we are today. For all you gave; for the life
you created with your hands, your heart, and your love…….
IN JESUS’ NAME…MOMMA - THANK YOU!!