Moses Acosta

January 8, 1941 - April 11, 2011

Moses Acosta, age 70, of Melissa, Texas, formerly of McKinney, Texas passed away April 11, 2011 in Melissa, Texas. He was born January 8, 1941 in Dallas, Texas to Jesse Acosta and Demetria (Rodriguez) Acosta. Moses graduated from Crozier Tech High School in Dallas, Texas. On July 11, 1980 he married Patricia Franklin in McKinney, Texas. Moses proudly served in United States Navy and retired from the Air Force Reserves after 23 years. He was a truck driver for TXI, where he retired after 15 years of service. Moses was a member of the Tabernacle of Praise Pentecostal Church of God, McKinney, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Acosta of Melissa, Texas; sons, Tracy Acosta and wife, Colleen of Rhome, Texas and Roger Acosta of Dallas, Texas; daughters, Shelly Biens and husband, David of Anna, Texas and Maria Briones and husband, Phil of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Sarah Biens, Rebecca Barcheers, Christine Acosta, Adrian Briones and Vanessa Briones; brother, Jesse Acosta, Jr. of Dallas, Texas; sisters, Elisa Ramirez of Dallas, Texas, Tina Arrington of San Diego, California and numerous, nieces, nephews and other loving family member and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Demetria Acosta; brothers, Rocky and Tony Acosta. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2011, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Paul Judd officiating. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening beginning at 7:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, April 18, 2011, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Texas.

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When I think of Moses I think of his love for God and his love for his family. He was always sming. My prayers are with you Trish and all of moses' family. Love you. Debbie & Chelsea Debbie and Chelsea Gonzales, April 16, 2011 Moses and I graduated together in '60 and both of us were ROTC officers part of our Junior year and all of our Senior year. Moses was a good friend with a smile on his face every time you saw. He was easy to become friends with. My sympathy to all of his family, especially to his wife and children. I will pray for you, and I'll never forget Moses Acosta. Waco Arterbury J. Waco Arterbury, April 16, 2011 Patrica, I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you and your family. Charm Cameron, April 15, 2011 To the Family, On behalf of the family of Ophelia Esparza, please accept sincere condolences and know that you will be in our prayers as you grieve your loss. I remember "Moi" as a great source of warmth and love for all who knew him and it is my prayer that the Lord's peace will comfort you through this difficult time. Melinda Esparza Fitts, April 15, 2011 Patricia & Family Moses will be greatly missed, but we know that we will see him again. You all are in our prayers. We love you. Marty & Karen Nelson, April 15, 2011 Pat, We were so sorry to learn of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Tom & Saunda O'Connell, April 15, 2011 I remember looking up to Moy as teenager admiring him for his natural ability to make everyone around him feel special. He never changed. You will be greatly missed and now I know that your reward is yours for eternity. My prayers and sincerest condolences to the Family and Friends. Louis M. Garcia, April 15, 2011 I will alway's remember at the end of his testimony's he would say " My name is wrtten down in the Lamb's Book Of Life and I am on my way to Heaven" He will be missed. My prayer's are with you Rita Kirby, April 15, 2011 Shelly, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family will be in our prayers and thoughts. May God's love bring you peace during this time. Julie, Mark and Shelby Cooke Julie Cooke, April 14, 2011 Shelly and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I can only imagine what you are going through and pray that God gives you peace and comfort to get through it together as a family. Love, Donna, Bobby, & Austin Donna Payne Latham, April 14, 2011 Our prayers and love are with you Patricia, and to all the kids and grandkids. Moses was a man who truly lived his Christian life. Whether witnessing, singing or teaching, you could tell he was a Spirit filled man. Moses loved life, his family, his church, and I know it is hard to let go. He wouldn’t want us to mourn him but to be excited because he is with his Lord and Savior in Heaven. By the grace of God, we will all see him again one day. Leilani & David Judd, April 13, 2011 To the family-- we all know that Bro Moses is in the arms of Jesus- we will remember you all in our prayers but may the Lord bring the peace and understanding to each of you during this time of loss.. Bro Moses was truly an angel of God's. His singing will be going on in heaven-praises the almight King-- Howard and Joyce Strange, April 12, 2011 I have so many memories of Moses. The one that will always stand out is his WITNESS to me when I was out doing my own thing. He took the time to come to my home and let me know that Jesus loved me. I will never forget that. Because of his prayers and many others praying for me, I have been serving God for over 18 years. Moses has been there serving God in Our Church every step of the way! He will be missed. I look forward to seeing him when I get there! Melissa Cervantes, April 12, 2011 knowin my uncle Moses and havin him in my life means more to me than ne one will ever no,trully a great person and loved one that will be missed,knowin hes in the portales of heaven brings a smile to my face caz i no hes smilen, thank u Jesus for lettin me know Moses and for all ure love uve showed me nickey glenn hill, April 12, 2011 Patricia I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Vicki Vicki Free Woolverton, April 12, 2011 Moses will be missed so very much. We love you all and are praying for God to give each of you the strength and peace you need. This is not goodbye Moses, just goodnight, we will see one morning soon. Randy, Kim , Katie & Hannah Franklin, April 12, 2011 Tracy and family, I am so sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my prayers! God, took a very special angel home from my understanding. I didnt know him personally, but i have heard he was a great man! God bless you and yours! Shauna Nabors Johnson, April 12, 2011