Mr. Johnnie C. Moody, Sr., 82, of South Bend, Indiana, was born to the proud union of the late Oscar and the late Annie (Lee) Moody, Sr. on January 10, 1939 in Register, Georgia.
After completing his formal education, Johnnie enlisted in the U.S. Navy and received a Honorable Discharge after his Tour of Duty. When he left the military, he relocated to South Bend where he secured employment with Dodge Foundry. He later secured employment as a bus operator with South Bend TRANSPO where he worked until his health began to fail him; he retired in 1997.
On April 7,1984 in South Bend he was united in marriage to Jacquelyn (Ivory) Moody. He and his wife were baptized at Mount Carmel M.B. Church under the leadership of Reverend Ricardo Taylor.
Together they enjoyed 37 years of love and devotion to one another. Johnnie enjoyed traveling, playing cards, cooking with his wife, and entertaining small gatherings of family and close friends. He loved spending time with his family, and he also enjoyed listening to the ministry of Joel Olsteen. He was a soft-spoken man with a quick wit and a subtle bluntness. He spoke his mind and had good advice for those seeking it.
On Tuesday, December 7,2021 the angels came and took Johnnie home to be with the Lord. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his devoted wife of 37 years; three sons, Johnnie Moody, Jr. and Cornell (Connie) Thomas, all of South Bend and Kevin Moody of Lakeville, Indiana; five daughters: Evelyn Moody of Savannah, Georgia; Kathy (Tommy) Norris of Terrell, Texas, Theresa Miller of Aurora, Colorado, Pamela Miller and Angela Moody of South Bend; one stepdaughter, Charla Bibbs of South Bend; 14 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Gloria Wallace of South Bend and Gladys Anderson of Guyton, Georgia; one brother DeWitt (Marie) Moody, of South Bend; along with a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly. Along with his parents, Johnnie was also preceded in death by four brothers; one sister; two grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Johnnie was proud to tell his wife that he had accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior and she gladly told him she will see him again one day. Rest on dear Johnnie and take your rest, although we all love you, God loves you best.
I never got to say goodbye. I wish I could go back to the day when the angels came and took you away. I wanted to hold your hand so tight; kiss you gently and say goodnight. And then . . . Just before you had to go . . . I would tell you how much I love you so. I don’t know how. I don’t know why. I never got the chance to say goodbye.
Love You Always, Your Wife