MOODY, Doris W.
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Friends and family are mourning the passing of Doris W. Moody, faithful wife and mother. Mrs. Moody was set free from all pain and suffering on Tuesday morning here in West Palm Beach. Doris Wade Moody attended public schools in Ft. Worth, TX, and entered Baylor University, where she graduated in 1949. On July 4, 1949 she married Jess Moody, and they began their lives in ministry together. Jess and Doris had over 63 years of marital bliss together. During her life in serving the Lord, both she and Jess were involved in the founding of the Youth for Christ movement in the late 1940's. In 1956, Jess Moody was called as the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Owensboro, KY where Doris served as singles director. In 1961, God called the Moody family to serve at the First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach, where she served as homemaker, pastor's wife and Sunday school teacher of single adults and the women's bible study class. Doris Moody was integral to the founding and formulation of Palm Beach Atlantic College (now University). She was the first Dean of Women, and her organizational skills were put to the test in the founding of the college. Her crowning achievement (outside of being a wonderful wife and mother) was originating the idea of 'Workship' for all PBA students, which mandates that every student must contribute a minimum number of hours in community service per semester. To date, over the last 45 years, PBA students have served over 2.5 million hours of 'Workship' community service throughout the Palm Beaches and around the world. She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Jess C. Moody, former pastor of the First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach and the founder and first president of Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is also survived by her two children, Patrick Moody (wife, Amy) of Palm Beach Gardens, and Martha Moody of Santa Fe, NM. Mrs. Moody had three grandchildren, Christopher Stephen Moody (Washington, DC), Sean Adam Moody (Palm Beach Gardens) and Jessica Amelia Moody (Palm Beach Gardens). Services will be held on Monday, February 18 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach, with Dr. Jimmy Scroggins officiating. In lieu of flowers, the Moody family requests that donations be given in Mrs. Moody's name to the Palm Beach Atlantic Alumni Association. QUATTLEBAUM FUNERAL HOMEFamily Owned and Operated (561) 832-5171