Blonnie Moody


Blonnie Allegra Young Moody, 84, passed away peacefully on June 17, 2020, at Morningside Assisted Living.

She was born on Sept. 6, 1935, in Franklin, N.C., a daughter of the late Richard and Edith Lanning Young. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, David Marshall Moody; and son, Daniel Moody.

Blonnie was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed gardening and sewing. She was past president of Gaston County ARC and South Gastonia F.D. Ladies Auxiliary, was a former Special Olympics coach, Girl Scout Leader for those with special needs and gladly made crafts for Holy Angels. She worked for Gaston County Public Schools and helped start Camp Sertoma and the Saturday Morning Bowling Program for the special needs population.

She is survived by her children, David M. Moody, Jr. (Regina), Darrell M. Moody, Debra Moody Harrold (Johnny), Douglas M. Moody; sisters, Iris Campbell and Brenda Smith; brother, L.C. Young; grandchildren, Neil Pendleton, III (Sherry), Jennifer Branch, Kevin Moody (Alison); great-grandchildren, Landon Pendleton, Cheyenne Pendleton, Jayden Pendleton, Dagan Branch and Parker Moody.

A service by the graveside was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Gaston Memorial Park.

The family received friends after the service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Angels, 6600 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont, NC 28012.

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McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia served the Moody family