Early in life, Deaconess Goodman accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior, was baptized and became a member of the Chester Grove Baptist Church. After her marriage in 1946, she moved her membership and joined the Little Union Baptist Church where she served faithfully on several ministries for many years: Missionary, Sunday School, Senior Choir and Deaconess Ministry.
She was employed with several different restaurants in Amelia County, Powhatan County and Richmond, Virginia where she displayed her culinary talents by preparing delectable dishes. She was also employed with the Amelia County School Board as a Cafeteria Cook at the Russell Grove School Cafeteria and the Amelia County Elementary School cafeteria. She loved meeting the students and providing them with nourishing meals. She had been retired from the school system for many years and had thoroughly enjoyed her retirement life of “easy living” with family and friends.
Deaconess Goodman was preceded in death by her husband Eastfoot L. Goodman. Cherishing her loving memories are her five devoted children: Shirley G. Smith of Chesterfield, Virginia; Ronnie L. Goodman of Henrico, Virginia; Deborah G. Pegram (Herbert) of Richmond, Virginia; Alvin J. Goodman of Chesterfield, Virginia and Bryan O. Goodman of Maple Shade, New Jersey. Also cherishing her memories are her grandchildren and great-grandchild: Stephanie J. Smith of Richmond, Virginia; Marcie P. Pegram and daughter Madison of Laurel, Maryland and Brandon C. Taylor of Maple Shade, New Jersey, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends among them a devoted nephew, Wendell Scott.
Deaconess Goodman has now joined that heavenly choir where she has revived the hymn she sung long ago—
Wonderful, oh God is so Wonderful—
Wonderful, God is so wonderful
My greatest joy on earth is this
To find in him my highest bless
So, praise his holy name
He’s so Wonderful!
Funeral Services Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Little Union Baptist Church, Amelia. Interment church cemetery.
Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home of Amelia in charge of arrangements.
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