When I am gone, release me and let me go. I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears, but instead be happy that we had so many years.
So grieve a while for me if you must, then let your grief be comforted by trust.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on.
It’s only for a while that we must part, so keep the memories within your heart.
Alee Williams Moody was born in Greensville County to the late Georgia and Henry Williams on Tuesday, June 26, 1928. She was one of six children born to this union. At an early age, she was baptized and joined Macedonia Baptist Church of Emporia, Virginia, where she remained a faithful member until she became ill.
Alee was educated in the Greensville County Public School System. She united in Holy Matrimony to Johnnie Moody, Sr., at an early age. They were blessed with seven beautiful children: Willie Otis (deceased), Thomas (deceased), Rosa, Vivian, Anthony, Johnnie and Danny. She also raised two grandsons, Toriano Moody and Thomas Moody Jr. Alee worked in manufacturing at Craddock and Terry until they closed, she then went on to work at Emporia Garment, where she retired at the age of seventy five.
Alee was was energetic, fun loving and full of life. She loved people and had an amusing personality. Her personality was accompanied by an infectious smile that could easily brighten anyone’s day.
How is it that I never saw your wings when you were here with us? When you closed your eyes and soared to the Heavens we could hear the faint flutter of your wings as you left. Your body no longer on this side, your spirit here eternally we see your halo shine. We close our eyes and see the multicolored wings surround us in my saddest moments and our happiest times. Mother, our angel, God has given you your assignment, always our mother, forever, our angel. You fly into our dreams and when we are asleep we feel your wings brush against our faces wiping away the tears I shed since I can no longer hold you in my arms but in my heart. You earned those wings, dear mother, and you will always be our angel eternal. On Friday August 28, 2020, Alee Moody departed this world and gained her wings while in the care of Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center. Alee was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Moody Sr.; sons, Willie Otis and Thomas Earl Moody; brother, James; sisters, Pearlie, Evelyn, Fannie and Linda and two grandsons, Rodney and Jacoby.
A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest, It broke our hearts to see you go, God only takes the best. ... Our lips cannot speak how we loved you, Our hearts cannot tell what to say, But God only knows how we miss you, In our home that is lonely today. Those left to cherish the memories of her love are: her daughters, Rosa Dornes of Richmond, Virginia, Vivian Powell (Eddie) of Emporia, Virginia; her sons, Anthony Moody of Emporia, Virginia, Johnnie Moody, Jr. of Petersburg, Virginia and Danny Moody of Hinesville, Georgia; sisters, Clarice Vincent and Mattie Brown both of Emporia, Virginia, Geraldine of New York and Evoria Drake of Maryland; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; two great, great-grandchildren; three daughters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memories are treasures no one can steal
Death is the heartache nothing can heal
Some may forget you now that you are gone
But we shall remember you no matter how long.
- The Family
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