Moch, Abraham L.


August 12, 1897 - August 23, 1986
Abraham L. Moch received his permanent appointment on Saturday, August 23, 1986. He met death quietly in Harmony House Nursing Name, Shreveport, Louisiana. Abraham L. Moch was born August 12, 1897, to Louis Morgan and Relvia Cole Moch in Springridge, Louisiana. He was educated in the public schools of Caddo Parish. At an early age, Abraham acquired the title of Reverend and was Licensed to Preach in the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church. He was admitted on trial and transferred to The Methodist Church in 1954; later the church to become The United Methodist Church.
Reverend Moch had sixty-six years of love and happiness from his marriage to the late Alice Hawkins Moch. They had no children of their own but shared the joy of an adopted family. Building the kingdom of God in the work of The Methodist Church was a great joy to both of them.
For twenty-five years they labored together as a full-time lay pastor in the Shreveport District. They served sacrificially and well in some of the hardest places in the conference and made great contributions to the church. Among some of the churches Reverend Moch served were: Pelican Circuit, James Chapel, St. Matthew, Pleasant Valley, Providence, Round Grove and St. James as an associate. Because of his well-founded faith, his mature judgment, and his sensible approach to the needs of troubled souls, he was able to help many through his homespun philosophy and religious teachings.
Reverend Nathan Daniels officiated at his funeral service on Saturday, August 30, 1986, at the Newhill CME Church, Springridge, Louisiana. He is survived by two brothers, William Moch, Sr. and Jessie W. Moch, Shreveport; one sister Mrs. Lela V. Moch Hall, Springridge; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1987; p. 320 By J. C. Bibbons

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