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Reta Marie Moody

August 6, 1957 - December 26, 2020

Reta Marie Moody, 63, went to be with the Lord on December 26, 2020 after her battle with COVID-19. Reta was born in Syracuse, New York to Harry and Helen Best on August 6, 1957.

Reta graduated Bishop Ludden Catholic School. After high school Reta joined the Navy and served her country proudly for over 20 years before retiring as a Chief. After retiring from the Navy, Reta and Joe opened Moody Seabags, where she could continue to serve the community she loved so much. She was a devout catholic and a member at The Church of the Ascension for many years.

She is preceded in death by her father, Harry Best.

Left to cherish her loving memory is her husband of 30 years, Joe Moody; children, Anna Ballard & her husband Joseph and Jeremy Fain & wife Samantha; grandchildren, Anthony Conway, Austin Conway, Roxanne Fain and Jana Ballard; mother, Helen Best; siblings, Mark Best, Marlene Best, Renee Devesty and Christopher Best; many more extended family members and friends.

Services for Reta Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 2:00pm at Church of the Ascension.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you make a donation in Reta’s name to Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia. You can make this donation at or by clicking this “Link”

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Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm


Church of the Ascension Catholic Church

4853 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

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