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Garneill Savalas Mozer

July 9, 1977 — May 31, 2021

Garneill Savalas Mozer
1977 - 2021

Cramerton – Garneill Savalas Mozer, 43, of Cramerton, NC, formerly of Statesville, passed away on May 31, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Mecklenburg County on July 9, 1977, to Lisa Fern Mozer and the late Willie Wright. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frank and Shirley Mae Wright.

Garneill attended Alan D. Rutherford Elementary School. He played little league and ran track, and shared fond memories of his grandmother cheering him on from the stands. He graduated from Statesville Senior High School in 1995 and moved to Atlanta to attend the Art Institute of Atlanta. He later took business courses at Georgia Perimeter College. With a combination of natural talent and formal instruction, Garneill became a skilled graphic designer and visual artist. He was employed by a national printing company and a real estate magazine publishing company, and worked part-time as an art instructor at the Boys and Girls Club. As a freelance graphic designer, Garneill interacted with up-and-coming musicians and other artists in Atlanta's culture and entertainment community. Since moving back to North Carolina, he continued to hone his craft while pursuing other entrepreneurial efforts and hobbies. He was an avid gardener and dog trainer and recently started a food truck business. Garneill was equal parts old soul and kid at heart. He had a sharp wit and a great sense of humor. He loved being among family and friends, and never met a stranger.

Garneill leaves to cherish the memories of his life: his son Soloman Savalas Mozer; his daughter Charlotte Mozer, and his girlfriend Laquseha Fluker, all of Cramerton; his mother Lisa Mozer of Marietta, Ga; his brothers Donyeill (Likuana) Mozer of El Paso, Texas, Angelo (Michelle) Howard, and Willie Wright, Jr., both of Charlotte; his maternal grandfather, Theodis Mozer of New Bedford, Mass; his maternal grandmother, Peggy Trimble of Statesville; three uncles, Leon (Tonya) Wright of Charlotte, Steven Mozer of Statesville, and Ted Mozer of New Bedford, Mass; five aunts, Renee (Kevin) Wright Ardrey and Dianne (Willie) Wright Allen of Charlotte, Patty Cone of Greensboro, Nancy Goins of Philadelphia, PA, and Francine Mozer of New Bedford, Mass; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 13th, 2021 at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 500 South Green Street, in Statesville, NC. The family will receive friends after the service.

Condolences may be made to

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the Family.
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