Fallen Hero: SFC(Ret) Roy C. Moody


Funeral Home

Moore Funeral Service

805 Hardy St Hattiesburg, MS
(601) 544-2141


Thursday, Apr 7, 5–8 pm, Fellowship Chapel, Brooklyn


Friday, April 8, 10 am, Fellowship Chapel, Brooklyn


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on April 4, 2022, and moved on to his heavenly home. SFC(Ret) Roy C. Moody, age 81, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 890th Engineer Battalion, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Obituary, visitation and service details:

Bro. Roy C. Moody, 81, of Brooklyn, passed away Monday, April 4, 2022 at Asbury Hospice House. Visitation will be Thursday, April 7, 2022 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Fellowship Chapel in Brooklyn. Services will be Friday, April 8, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the church followed by burial in Janice Cemetery.

Bro. Moody was a pastor of 50 years and was currently the pastor of Fellowship Chapel. He worked at Thweatt Construction Company for over 35 years and retired in 2000. He also served in the MS Army National Guard and retired after 25 years of service. He had a love of the outdoors, hunting various game and especially fishing Black Creek. His true passion was gardening, something he felt Blessed to share with the community. Above all Roy loved the Lord and spent his life spreading His good news. He never met a stranger, and his personality and unmatched talent of storytelling filled the room and he will be forever missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cal and Hazel Moody; one daughter, Carol Annette High; two brothers, William Omar Moody and Jack Moody; two sisters, Billy Jean Moody Shattles and Rosella Moody; and two brothers-in-law, Richard McCardle and Billy J. Lee.

He is survived by his one true love and wife of 60 years, Barbara J. Moody of Brooklyn; one daughter, Tonia Moody Seal (Ryan) of Bogalusa, LA; one son, Gary C. Moody (Shana) of Brooklyn, and one son-in-law, Vance High; two grandsons, James Nicholas High (Crystal) and Gregory Ryan High; one granddaughter, Laurel Lynnette Moody; one great granddaughter, Audrey Lynn High; two sisters, Georgia Mae McCardle and Jeanette Lee, both of Brooklyn.