Garneill Savalas Mozer, 43, passed away on May 31, 2021, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., on July 9, 1977, to Lisa Fern Mozer and the late Willie Wright.

Garneill graduated from Statesville Senior High School in 1995. He attended the Art Institute of Atlanta and Georgia Perimeter College, becoming a talented graphic designer and visual artist. Since moving back to Charlotte, 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.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Soloman Savalas Mozer and Charlotte Mozer, and their mother Laquseha Fluker; his mother, Lisa Mozer; brothers, Donyeill Mozer (Likuana), Angelo Howard (Michelle), and Willie Wright Jr.; grandmother, Peggy Trimble; aunts, Renee Wright Ardrey (Kevin) and Dianne Wright Allen (Willie), uncle, Leon Wright (Tonya), uncle Steven, Aunt Patty, Aunt Nancy and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews.

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

The family is asking not to send flowers but to donate to the Garneill Mozer Memorial Fund to assist children’s financial needs at the following link:

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family.