March 18, 1933 ~ January 6, 2021

Born in: Marion, NC
Resided in: Arden, NC

A good life should be celebrated not mourned.

Betty Carolyn (Norman) Moody, 87, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Advent Health Hospital.

A native of Marion, Betty was a daughter of the late Jefferson Clifton and Vessie Viola (Brooks) Norman. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Leonard Clinton Moody, who passed away in 2012 and 7 of her siblings.

She was a longtime member of Arden First Baptist Church, where she served many ministries singing in the choir in the early days to, perhaps her favorite activity, welcoming the members and visitors each Sunday with her “bag of candy”. A deep faith in Christ was the anchor of her life. The best way to honor her life is to remember a time she welcomed you at church, served you coffee and desserts while you visited her home or comforted you in a time of need. Do the same for someone else.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Donna Arthur (Charlie), Len Moody (Susan), and Linda Cushman (Jack); grandchildren, Aaron Arthur (Michelle), Jeremy Arthur (Joy), Chelsie Nielsen (Bryan), Jordan Cushman (Kara) and Rachel Moody; great grandchildren, Joanna Arthur, Jesse Arthur, Millie Arthur, Evelyn Nielsen, Linnaea Nielsen, and Joelle Cushman; and siblings Jeanne Hensley, J.C. Norman (Connie), Loree Poteat and Elaine Kask (Larry).

Due the current pandemic restrictions and concerns, a private graveside service will be held for the family. At a later date, a celebration of life will be held for those wishing to participate.

The family requests donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to Arden First Baptist Church, 3839 Sweeten Creek Rd., Arden, NC 28704.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family

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  1. Betty was a wonderful person. I enjoyed knowing her during my Glen Arden school years when I taught Linda and later when I worked with Donna at Estes. Your mom was a role model in the community as was your dad. My thoughts, prayers and sympathies are with you.

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    • Thank you Beth! You know keeping those kids was the joy of my Mom’s life and she always appreciated keeping in touch with all of you. Although it is hard for us, she is with my Dad and very happy I am sure.

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  2. My heartfelt concern for each of you. Betty was a very special person to all she met – giving and caring for others. I remember many times at her house with coffee and dessert. How she loved and cared for us all, especially the children in her day care. Many happy times spent singing around her piano. How blessed I am to have known Betty. My prayers are with you all. Much love and hugs, Barbara

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    • Thank you! We all sure did have some good times over the years. I got a sweet card from you just yesterday and appreciated it more than you could know-

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  3. Donna and Family, So sorry to see that your Mom had died. May God give you His strength and grace for now and in the days ahead. She was a sweet lady and always had a smile for everyone. Thanks, also, for the call you and Charlie made to my Mom. She really appreciated it. We love and miss you!

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  4. Dear Donna and Len. I learned today (Sunday) of your Mom’s passing. My heart and mind are filled with the memories of her and Leonard and of our childhood times together when I got to come over and stay a few days with you all in the Summer. Those times are among the fondest of my youth. Thank you all for your kindnesses and please accept my sincerest condolences. Affectionately. Steve

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  5. Faron and I are saddened to learn about the passing of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

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  6. We are saddened for the loss of Betty. She was a very important part of our church family. Always greeting us and all our visitors with her constant smile. We loved her and Leonard and are comforted in knowing they are once again together in their heavenly home.
    Love to all the family.
    Arch & Diana

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  7. It with sadness to learn of Bettys passing. She was a great person and friend.
    She will be greatly missed.
    May God comfort all of you.
    Sincere Sympathy.
    Betty

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  8. Betty cared for my young daughter in day care. I never had a minute of worry when she was with Betty. Such a wonderful lady! I know Betty will be missed by many. Sending my condolences and prayers for comfort to the family.

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  9. Known Betty all my life, she was a wonderful friend, so many happy memories of her and our times together in church, school and later life. It was with great sadness that I learned of her passing. I know she is rejoicing in heaven. Please know that C.E. and I are praying that God’s peace will envelope you and bring you comfort in your time of sorrow.

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  10. Donna, Lynn, Linda, and family and friends:
    We send our love and prayers during this time of great loss of such a lovely soul beloved by all blessed to meet or know her. We enjoyed getting e mails from her sharing pics of grandchildren , family news, etc then more recently seeing pics of her enjoying her times with others where she was staying and listening to the inspirational music she shared with us on FB.

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    • Thank you both! We are really going to miss her but I know she will be happy to be free from shaking and reunited with Dad. We appreciate all the wonderful folks like you who kept her busy and happy on the computer (especially during all the quarantine)-Take Care

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  11. Donna, Lynn, Linda, and family and friends:
    We send our love and prayers during this time of great loss of such a lovely soul beloved by all blessed to meet or know her. We enjoyed getting e mails from her sharing pics of grandchildren , family news, etc then more recently seeing pics of her enjoying her times with others where she was staying and listening to the inspirational music she shared with us on FB. We love Aunt Betty and cherish her memories till beyond…

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