Leah  Moodie
Leah Moodie

August 7, 1947 - July 27, 2019
Born in Jamaica, West Indies
Resided in Plainfield, New Jersey

Obituary

Leah Eunice Brown was born to Edwin and Gazeta Brown in Colonelis Ridge, Clarendon, Jamaica on August 7, 1947. She was the 12th of 16 children. Leah attended Crooked River and Mt. Carmel Primary Schools. However, at the age of 14, Leah’s parents became ill, being the compassionate person she is, Leah she left school to take care of them. During this time, the very caring and considerate sister she was, Leah, also helped to care for her young nieces and nephews. For medical reasons, the family then moved to Kingston. After the passing of her parents, she migrated to California, USA. However, not long after, she moved to New Jersey, where she joined her sister, the late Norma D. Brown. In 1982 both sisters opened their home to host the birth of the Church of God of Prophecy in Plainfield New Jersey. As the church grew, so did Leah’s devotion to God. Leah served in many capacities in the church, Including, but not limited to CPMA Leader, COGOP Markers Association Member, Prayer Warrior, Pastor’s Aide Committee Leader and Pastoral Care Leader. She bought her Pastor, Bishop N. Copeland his first pastoral robe. She even sponsored the church’s first Father’s Day outing. Leah never missed a Church of God of Prophecy General Assembly, District Convention, or a Ladies Retreat. She was a true servant of the most high God. She never hesitated to go the extra mile, whether in praying or to opening her home to people who are in need.
Leah met and married Martin Moodie Sr. on the 6th of July in 1986. The newlyweds decided to expand their family and to her surprise she received double the blessing. She gave birth to twin boys, Martin Clifford Jr and Donovan Clarence Moodie on June 27, 1991. The proud mother was grateful for her double portion of blessings, but she never spared the rod to spoil the child. She raised the boys to know Christ and in the fear of God. The two boys gave their hearts to the Lord and were baptized. Imagine her great joy! Many did not know Leah was gifted and could play the piano and sing praises of our God. She recorded a music album titled “Never Grow Old”, which she debuted at the Church of God of Prophecy District #5 Convention in 2003. The twins also followed in her footsteps and they both play musical instruments and maybe it’s a secret, but they can also sing.
Leah was employed with the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Edison NJ for 22 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Upon learning of her diagnosis of Dementia Leah chose to retire and began to prepare for the uphill battle with the disease. With the love and support from her sons, siblings, and close friend Diana Holder, she stayed on the battlefield until the Lord called her home on July 27, 2019.
Leah was preceded in death by her parents Edwin and Gazeta Brown, siblings Edward, Basil, Andrew, Norma, Margaret, Aldin, Derrick, Calbert, and Pearl. Leah leaves behind a legacy of love, determination, and strength, for her sons, Martin and Donovan, her siblings, Ena, Clarence, Timothy, Clifford, Colton, and Rupert, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family, and friends that we can all cherish through our memories of our dear unforgettable, unrelenting, unselfish, sweet, adorable, blessed child of God.

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Services

Visitation
Church of God of Prophecy
18 Park Place
North Plainfield, NJ US 07060
Friday, August 9, 2019
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Service
Church of God of Prophecy
18 Park Place
North Plainfield, NJ US 07060
Saturday, August 10, 2019
9:00 AM