VIEWING: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021
4PM TO 7PM
HOWELL FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL
4602 LIBERTY HEIGHT AVENUE
SERVICE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20,, 2021
WAKE: 10:30AM SERVICE: 11:00 AM
PERKINS SQUARE BAPTIST CHURCH
2500 EDMONDSON AVENUE
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2021 @ 10:45 AM
GARRISON FOREST VETERANS CEMETERY
Justine Lillian Moody, daughter of the late Jessie and Hennie (Manigualt) Lebby, was born on January 25, 1927 in Bamberg, South Carolina. She was the seventh of seven children; four boys and three girls. Upon completion of her God given purpose, Justine peacefully entered eternity on February 8, 2021.
Justine was raised with strong Christian values and deeply loved the Lord. She dedicated her life to His service at an early age, and as a youth and young adult, she sang on the choir, attended Sunday school, and served as a Junior Missionary while a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Bamberg. Although Justine had a quiet spirit, she loved talking to others about the Lord.
Justine was educated in the Bamberg Public School System and graduated from Voorhees Junior College with further studies at Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C. On April 1, 1949, she married John Moody Jr. Together they had six children and were faithfully married for 35 years. They moved to Baltimore, Maryland in 1955 and joined Perkins Square Baptist Church in 1960 under the pastoral ship of the late Dr. Ward D. Yerby, where she served as a member of the Ladies Guild, the Adult Sunday School Class, and the Trustee Board. Justine loved being a part of the Perkins Square family and participated in many of the activities in and outside of the church.
She continued her education at Coppin State University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973 and a Master’s degree (plus 30 hours) in 1994 in Early Childhood Education, with a certificate in Elementary Special Education. She taught in the Baltimore City Public School System for 28 years and truly loved and enjoyed working with, shaping and challenging the minds of her students.
Justine had a “green thumb” and enjoyed gardening and growing plants and flowers. She also enjoyed traveling, bowling, and baking; but most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren – watching them grow and encouraging them to become the best that they could be with God as their guide. Her sole purpose was to keep God in the lives of her family at all times.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Moody Jr.; her son, Johnny W. Moody; two daughters, Betty Lou and Joyce Moody; grandson, Wayne Jr.; four brothers; and one sister.
Justine leaves to cherish her memories: three daughters, Glenda Schnella, Shirley Rowley, and Tijuana Elliott (Kevia); eight grandchildren, Brandon (Stephanie), Tobias, Chandea, Daryl, Ivory, Matthew (Jai-Lyn), Keva (Jonathan), and Candace; seven great grandchildren: Tyriq, T’Kai, Keenan, Shiann, Aubrey, Maisyn, and Damari; one sister, Vernelle Rivers; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.