Moch, Alice (Mrs. Abraham)


December 5, 1899 - March 7, 1984
The lady with a smile
Has life in her hands
She gives to all persons
And asks nothing in return
It is love she gives to begin
It is love she gives to the end
It is love she counts in miles
It is love we receive
From the Lady with a smile.
On Wednesday, March 7, 1984, a beautiful winter morning Mrs. Alice Hawkins Moch completed her earthly journey in her sleep and joined the church triumphant. She was born December 5, 1899, to the late Lot and Mary Lizzel Johnson Hawkins. Nurtured in a Baptist home, she confessed Christ very early in life and was baptized at New Boggy Baptist Church in Bethany, Louisiana.
Alice met Abraham L. Moch at church and after a four-year courtship, Alice accepted young Abraham L. Moch’s proposal. On August 22, 1918, she became Mrs. Abraham L. Moch until death.
Young Abraham, with Alice, began his ministry twenty-five years ago. They joined St. James and both worked in the church. Mrs. Moch was a gracious minister’s wife. She knew how to meet people, how to be a good homemaker, how to entertain personal friends and groups from the church and other organizations, and how to assist her husband in all ways befitting his position in the community.
Mrs. Moch was a devout member of the Shreveport District Parsonettes. She was a member of the choir and Eastern Star Hollywood Lodge No. 79.
Her memorial service was held Monday, March 12, 1984, in the New Hill A.M.E. Church of Springridge, Louisiana, with the Reverend Lee Arthur McDonald officiating, with burial in the Moch’s family plot in the New Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Moch was survived by her husband Reverend Abraham L. Moch, two foster sons, Grady Burnell, Victorville, California and James Gill of Keithville, Louisiana; three sisters Mrs. Ruth Burnell, Shreveport, Mrs. Addie Cox, Bethany, Louisiana; Mrs. Janice White, Victorville, California and host of nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1984, p. 204-205 By Emma Pearl Tisby Bibbons

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