Mary Strickland Moody

Mary Strickland Moody

Mary Strickland Moody

June 20, 1937 – May 12, 2023

RALEIGH – Mary Strickland Moody, 85, passed away on May 12, 2023.  She was born in Johnston County to the late Leroy Strickland and Bertha Jeffreys Strickland.  She worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Department of Revenue.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Lewis Edward Moody; daughter, Debra Lynn Moody, and brother, David Lee Strickland.

She is survived by her siblings, Betty Strickland Woolard and Roy T. Strickland, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made in Mary’s memory to Watkins Chapel Baptist Church, 5897 NC Highway 231, Middlesex, NC 27557 or a charity of choice.

Funeral Service 2pm, Saturday, May 20, 2023, in the Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third Street, Wendell, NC.  The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.  A private burial will take place at Historic Oakwood Cemetery at a later date.


  • Richard Ray Posted May 16, 2023 6:33 pm

    So sorry to learn of Mary’s passing. I worked with her for many years in Revenue. She was a lovely person. She always remembered my birthday and sent me cards.

  • Shelia Johnson Driver Posted May 17, 2023 2:30 am

    My husband was a lifetime member of Watkins Chapel Church. When we got married over 50 years ago, I started attending that Church and Mrs. Mary was also there. We started teaching one of the children’s Sunday School classes together. She was so loving and so kind. That Christmas, we had the children’s party at her home in Raleigh and she was just a great host.

  • carol hilliard Posted May 18, 2023 11:02 am

    I met Mary Helen through Nancy and Heinz. What an exuberant person! I regularly make bread following her sourdough recipe,

  • Diane (Cleaver) Posted May 19, 2023 6:50 pm

    I meet Mary in 1981 for a job interview with Dept. of Revenue. I was hired by her and Mr. Beck. This was the being of my career with State Government. I have these two to thank for my retirement. after 30 years. She was a wonderful and caring person. Always smiling. Her laughter you just can’t forget…

  • Betty Driver Posted May 21, 2023 6:01 pm

    Mrs. Mary was a very special person who loved the Lord with all her Heart. She loved her Mother, Sister, brother and every one that she came in contact with. She always came to church with her mother as long as I can remember until her Mother’s death. She was a constant tither even after her mother’s death and always stayed in touch with Watkins Chapel Church. We talked about twice a week about what is going on in church and other people she knew in the church. She wanted to know how everyone was doing.. We have laughed and cried while talking together many times. A week before her death she told me she was ready to see her Savior and that she loved everyone. So many talks and memories. She will be missed.

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