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Obituary for Mrs. Jacqueline E. Waddy

October 11, 1947 - May 26, 2019
Fort Washington, Maryland | Age 71

In Loving Memory


On Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 7:40 pm, while under the loving care of her husband, family and friends, Jacqueline
Elaine Moody Waddy ("Jackie") quietly ascended the stairway to Heaven.

Jackie was born on October 11, 1947, to the late James E. Moody, Jr. and Georgia A. Moody Purnell, and was
raised in the Cherry Hill section of Baltimore, Maryland.

At an early age, Jackie accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and continued serving Him until she was
called home.

Jackie was educated in Baltimore, MD public schools and graduated from Edmondson High School in 1965. Jackie
had a thirst for knowledge and furthered her education at Baltimore Community College, University of California Berkeley,
H&R Block Income Tax and Norfolk Technical Vocational Center, where she earned certificates in
Accounting, Business Management, Income Tax Preparation, Computer Concepts and Data Entry, respectively.
Jackie also completed several correspondence courses offered by Main Street Church of Christ on Bible
Understanding and Studies of the Bible as well as being commissioned by the North American Mission Board, SBC
as a North American Missionary. In addition to her thirst for knowledge, Jackie had a sense of adventure. As proof
of that sense of adventure, Jackie studied aviation at Potomac Airfield in Friendly, Maryland.

Jackie retired from the Social Security Administration in 1977. Afterwards, she maintained part-time employment
and did volunteer work at H&R Block Income Tax, the Hospitality Center in Norfolk, Virginia, Virginia Literacy
Council, Virginia Department for the Visually Handicapped, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, L.W.E.C., Literacy
Council of P.G. County Maryland, El-Bethel Baptist Church, Trinity Child Development Center and United
Methodist Church of the Redeemer. She was also an Associate Member of the Wild Bunch II Motorcycle Club in
P.G. County, Maryland.

Jackie met the love of her life, Charles N. Waddy, Jr., on September 27, 1980, in Norfolk, VA, and they were united
in Holy Matrimony on August 28, 1982.

Jackie loved traveling and she, along with her husband, traveled across the United States and throughout the world
to destinations such as Africa, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Great Britain and the Caribbean. Jackie's interests
and hobbies included traveling, reading, sewing, gardening, music, playing spades and photography. She also
loved gathering with family and friends and hand dancing to oldies and line dancing as well as watching her soap
operas, medical shows and football games played by the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens. Jackie had
an awesome sense of humor. She would place props all around her house. Also, it was a rule that you did not fall
asleep around Jackie. You would likely wake up and find out that you had been dressed up, made up and your
picture had been taken! Jackie loved hosting summer family gatherings in her backyard and these gatherings would
sometimes last the entire weekend. It was not unusual to go to her house and find Jackie along with her beloved
Charles in their backyard either in the screen house or on her deck eating crabs and listening to oldies. Even when
her health was failing, Jackie maintained the ability to eat crabs.

Jackie was preceded in death by her son, Cordell Williams, Jr.; daughter, Dora Wagenfer; and her brothers, James
Moody, III ("Butch"), Ralph Purnell, Jr., Calvin Purnell, Arthur Purnell, Floyd Purnell and Gary Purnell.

Jackie leaves behind to cherish his memory her loving husband of 36 years, Charles N. Waddy, Jr.; son, Bryan
Hawkins (Angelique); grandchildren: Christopher, Sherrie and Cordell Williams, III, Lyriq and Kalyse Hawkins,
Travis Wagenfer and Darren McDonald, Jr.; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; her bonus father,
Ralph Purnell, Sr.; sister, Beverly Hyde; brother, Dennis Purnell; aunts and uncles, Leila Harrison, Barbara
Jackson (John), Gloria Jackson, James Edwards (Betty), Brenda Lucas and Jerome Lucas (Janice); nieces,
nephews, many special cousins, godchildren and a host of other family and friends.

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