Mother’s last breaths were used to save her son
Second anniversary of her sister’s tragic death
Tragedy has returned for a Palestine, Texas family after the body of Brandy Mosley was recovered on the shore of Crystal Beach near Galveston early today. Mosley, 33, the owner of B’s Hive of Therapy & Salon, was attempting to rescue her four-year-old son who was experiencing difficulty swimming Monday about 2 p.m. at the beach.
Galveston County Sheriff’s Office indicated her body, clothed in a grey shirt and marron shorts, was found about 6:20 a.m. about a mile from where she went in, near Gulfport Village after an all-night search by the U.S. Coast Guard, Bolivar Police Department, Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department and an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin.
The son made it back to shore safely.
This month marked the second anniversary of Mosley’s middle younger sister’s disappearance from her home in Grapeland, Texas on June 17, 2015. The body of Vanessa Nicole Melson, 29, was found on July 7, 2015 in a shallow grave in a wooded area near the house of James Eddie Henderson of Crockett near Country Road 1737. Melson was the mother of three children.
Henderson, 35, and his girlfriend Brenna Michelle Theurer, 35, of Elkhart, were charged with third-degree felony tampering with or fabricating evidence in the murder of Melson. Felony warrants were issued for Robert David Mobley Jr., 39, an oil field worker from Palestine, who was incarcerated in a federal holding facility. After serving his federal sentence, Mobley will return to Houston County for murder and other related charges.
After learning of her younger sister’s death in 2015, Brandy Mosley issued a statement to the local Palestine Herald Press indicating “All that really matters now, is that Vanessa was saved. The only one she has to answer to is God, and she will.”
“To everyone else, this is the story of the week. As for us, Vanessa’s family and friends, this is devastatingly our lives. After everyone moves on to the next major thing, we will still be here grieving the loss of a very special, very important, loved one.”