Wednesday, May 23rd was the occasion for the entire St. Louis Residence community to gather in our auditorium to celebrate the retirement of Mozelle Jones. The room was decorated with balloons and the tables were decked out with our best tablecloths as the room filled up. Mozelle had served the Home as a nurse’s aid since 1982 – a full 30 years.
With her family members present, the party began with Sisters, other staff members and Residents taking the opportunity to approach the microphone and express thanks for her service and say how much she had meant to them personally and to the Home. Mozelle and her family heard a number of good stories about her many years at the Home which brought laughter and some tears to everyone present.
Staff member and fellow nurse’s aide Virginia Arnold sang a song acappella for Mozelle that ended with shouts of joy and applause. Mike Deering, human resource manager, presented Mozelle with a crystal plaque from the Home on which were engraved her name and dates for her 30 years of service. Pictures galore were then taken with Mozelle and her family with the Sisters, staff members, and Residents.
The celebration continued with great food and desserts that were enjoyed by all. A special cake showing her dates of service was a highlight of the festivities. Because Mozelle touched many lives and hearts among the staff, Sisters and residents in her 30-year tenure at the Home, she will be greatly missed by all. We thank Mozelle for her years on the evening shift as a nurse’s aide and wish her all the best in her retirement. We hope she will find time to visit us now and then.
Congratulations and good luck!
Click here for a photo slideshow from this celebration.