Sarah Blanche Moodie

Sarah Blanche MoodieMrs. Sarah Blanche Moodie, age 91 of St. Marys, GA, passed away at her home on Sunday, January 5th, 2014.

Mrs. Moodie was born on March 21st, 1922 in Waycross, GA. She is the daughter of the late Barney Baldwin and Blanche Lillie O’Hagen Baldwin.

Mrs. Moodie is a 1940 graduate of Glynn Academy in Brunswick, GA. She worked as a chemist at Hercules in Brunswick, Ga. during World War II, where she was known for breaking beakers. While there, she met Earnest Moodie, her beloved husband. She returned to domestic life when her husband returned from serving with the 13th Air Force in the South Pacific at the wars end. As a mother, Mrs. Moodie always supported her children’s activities, taking them to piano lessons, dance lessons, or picking up electronic parts and art supplies. She enjoyed gardening and making bouquets of flowers for many people. She knew all the wildflowers and many times would pull off on the side of the road to pick the flowers and use some in her own garden.

She moved to Camden County after her house in Glynn was taken down to build the new courthouse complex. She loved caring for her grandchildren and playing cards with them. Mrs. Moodie always enjoyed vacations to the North Carolina Mountains in the pull along trailer built by her husband. Mrs. Moodie was a charter member of the St. Simons Methodist Church and also attended McKendree Methodist Church in Brunswick. Later, she attended the Kingsland First United Methodist Church when she moved to Camden County. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Sally Merck (Steven) of Kingsland; her son, Earnest Moodie (Pamela) of Atlanta, GA; her grandchildren, Ivy Dawn Merck, Lilly Claire Merck, and Chad Ernest Merck (Stephanie); and also by her great grandson, Landon Christopher Merck.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Moodie was preceded in passing by her husband, Earnest Greene Moodie; and her brothers, John and Doyle Baldwin.

Calling hours for Mrs. Moodie will be from 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday January 10th, 2014 at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 11 am Saturday January 11th, 2014 at the Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery in Brunswick, GA, with Pastor Chip Strickland, of Kingsland First United Methodist Church, presiding.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association: P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011.

March 21, 1922- January 5, 2014

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