May Olive ‘Olive’ Moody Moore-Emerson



MAY OLIVE ‘OLIVE’ MOODY MOORE-EMERSON, 93, died Oct. 2, 2017, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham, of congestive heart failure. She was born April 12, 1924, in Oneonta to William Earl and Ona Graves Moody and had four brothers whom she adored – Max, Walter, David, and Raymond Moody. She attended Oneonta High School, Athens College, and Auburn University. She married the love of her life, Bill B. Moore, on Aug. 9, 1946. They enjoyed 42 years of marriage. Ten years after Bill’s death, Olive married Jay Emerson on July 21, 1998, and they had a beautiful three years together before his death. She was predeceased by husband Bill, husband Jay, parents, and her four brothers. Olive was a faithful member of Mountain Brook Baptist and served in many capacities including the role of deaconess, library and wedding committees, Missionary House committee, WMU day president, and as a member of the Grace Nelson Agape Sunday school class. Olive contributed to the community and served with many service organizations including Samford Auxiliary, Vestavia Friends of the Library, The Club, the Salvation Army Auxiliary, The Baptist Associational Medical Apartments, the Alabama Grief Support Foundation, and the Vestavia Historical Society. Olive was completely devoted to her family, and was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, preceded in death and survived by countless friends who dearly treasured her life.

Surviving are daughter Linda (Buddy) Anderson; son Don (Cindy) Moore; grandchildren Lindsey Anderson (Matt) Adair, Abbey Anderson (Adam) Plant, Stacey Anderson, Bill (Adrienne) Moore, Hudson (Annie) Moore, Tyler (Emily) Moore; great-grandchildren Jonathan Adair, Will Adair, Ben Adair, Olivia Plant, Evelyn Plant, Isaac Plant, Cooper Merritt, June Moore, Olivia Moore, Charlotte Moore, James Moore, Ellie Kate Moore; sisters-in-law Mary Moody, Jean Moody, Peggy Faust; four stepchildren and spouses and children; many nieces, nephews, cousins.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 5 at Mountain Brook Baptist Church. The family suggests memorial donations to Mountain Brook Baptist Church or The Salvation Army. – obituary written by family