Fund set up for family of drowned Jones County boy

Telegraph staffSeptember 10, 2013 

One-year-old Robert Andrew Moody walked well for his age and had recently experimented with opening doors.

“Curiosity and gravity took him to that water,” said Mike Lewis, the boy’s grandfather.

The Moodys live in the Hampton Lake community in Jones County. Andrew drowned late Friday afternoon in the subdivision’s lake.

“They don’t think they can stay in that house any longer,” Lewis said.

Robby Moody, the boy’s father, was on the phone with his daughter in Maryland last Friday, when his wife, Casey, came home, Lewis said. He said they both thought Andrew was in his bedroom.

Robby Moody called Lewis to help look for Andrew. They found him floating in the lake minutes after looking for him there. By that time, Lewis said someone already called 911.

“Three different people were trying to resuscitate him,” Lewis said of his grandson, who would have turned 2 later this year and has two sisters.

The funeral is Thursday at 11 a.m. at Church of God of Prophesy on Houston Road in Macon.

Lewis said the family is “financially strapped,” and an account has been opened at Robins Federal Credit Union in his grandson’s name. The account is called the Robert Andrew Moody Fund, according to his obituary.

“This is not a case of neglect,” Lewis said. “This is just something that can happen to any adult.”

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