Mrs. Mary Gray Moody, 93, of Courtland, MS passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford, MS.
Mrs. Moody was born on April 26, 1926 in Blytheville, AR to the late Laura and Ira Gray. She graduated from Blytheville High School in 1944 and then from Memphis State University with her bachelors degree in education.
She served as a school teacher in the Memphis City School system for 29 years and prior to that she served as a clerk in the fingerprint division of the FBI. Mrs. Moody was was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Batesville where she was active in the Truth Seekers Sunday school class, served as a member of the mature adult choir, and was active in the UMW. She was a breast cancer survivor who was involved with Reach to Recovery, and enjoyed filling her time through reading, traveling, working puzzles, fishing, and serving as a volunteer at the North Mississippi Fish Hatchery in Enid. Mrs. Moody was active in the Batesville Woman's Club and served as president of the state association for one year.
Left behind to cherish her memory is her family which includes her three sons, Tommy Moody of Courtland, MS, Terry Lee Moody (Debra) of Covington, TN, and Curtis Edward Moody (Sherry) of Holly Springs, MS; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, W.H. Moody; two brothers, Tom and Hardy; and her parents.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019, at 11 am in the First United Methodist Church in Batesville with Rev. Ed Woodall officiating. Visitation will be held in the church on Friday from 9 am - 11 am. Interment will take place on Friday at 2:30 pm in Forest Hill South Cemetery in Memphis, TN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 797, Batesville, MS 38606.
Arrangements are entrusted to Dickins Funeral Home.