VERA MAE MOODY

Published 11:36 am Monday, February 7, 2022

Vera Mae Moody, 100, passed away on Wednesday, January 26.

The funeral service was Saturday, February 5 at the Bell Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial followed in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

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Vera was born in Sedan, Alabama to the late Elias and Fannie Baldwin on February 8, 1921.

At an early age, she confessed Christ, became baptized and became a member of Old Gates Baptist Church which later became Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

She was nurtured in the faith and grew in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Vera was not only a Mother of the Church. She served as the President of the Pastor’s Aide and was as a member of the Senior Choir and Bible Class.

On March 19, 1939, she was wedded in Holy Matrimony to the late Travis Moody SR with whom she had 11 children.

She had the gift of help and loved being of service wherever she could.

This gift led her to enroll in A Chef program.

Upon graduation and receiving her certification, she was immediately employed at Camden Academy School and later J.E. Hobbs school.

She later transferred to Wilcox County Training School in Miller’s Ferry, Alabama as Head Chef/Cafeteria Manager, where she retired in 1985.

One of her responsibilities she took serious was to ensure every child ate breakfast before starting their morning classes.

She enjoyed every minute because she was making a difference in a child’s life.

Her husband Travis Moody Sr, sons Samuel Otis Moody and Travis Moody Jr, daughter Fannie Bell Parker, brothers Rev. L.V. Baldwin, Elias Baldwin Jr, Joseph Baldwin and John Henry Baldwin and two sisters Elnora Kennedy and Lillian A. Golden preceded her in death.

She leaves to cherish her memories her remaining children Rev. Charles J. Moody (Delois), Sindie Mae Thomas, Vera Wright (Louis),, Sarah McMillan (Terry), Louise Crayton (Jimmy), Annie Moody, Mary Moody and Malicia Moody, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.