Mary Evans Goodwin

March 30, 1923 - January 25, 2013

03/30/1923 - 01/25/2013

Past Services

Monday January 28, 2013

Monday January 28, 2013
11:00 am

Mrs. Mary Evans Goodwin, age 89 passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Rich Square Health Care Center in Rich Square, NC on Friday, January 25, 2013.

Mrs. Goodwin was born in Princess Anne, Virginia on March 30, 1923, a daughter of the late Ralph B. and Mary Joyner Evans. She was a member of Rich Square Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Besides her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Sterling Goodwin, Sr.; two sisters, Thelma Evans Nowell and Ruth Evans Jones, and one brother, Ralph Henry Evans.

Survivors include her daughter Judy Goodwin Long of Roanoke Rapids, NC, two sons, H.S. ‘Sonny’ Goodwin, Jr. and his wife Patricia of Yorktown, VA, and Ralph Jackson ‘Red’ Goodwin and fiance’ Cathy of Eure, NC; a brother, Leslie James Evans of Kill Devil Hills, NC; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be conducted on Monday, January 28, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Rich Square Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Rich Square. Friends may visit with the family at the home of Mrs. Goodwin in Rich Square. Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to Rich Square Baptist Church, 116 W. Jackson St., Rich Square, NC, 27869.

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Rosie Bolton Jernigan
11 years ago

Judy, Sonny, Red Did not know about Mary until I saw the paper. She was the best and helped ourfarmily so much over the years. She made going to the doctor’s easier. Will not foget her.

Joe & Judith Chance
11 years ago

We were so sorry to hear the passing of your mom. She was very special to us and we are sorry we were unable to attend her celebration of life, which she did so well as a faithful servant of her Lord. We will cherish the wonderful memories in our heart always. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you each. God Bless!

Carolyn Upton
11 years ago

Red and Cathy

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. We will keep you in our prayers.


Carolyn and Fred

Edward Barnes
11 years ago

I’m very sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are for your family.

Susie Bolton Johnson
11 years ago

Mary was a wonderful nurse, kind person and will always be remembered by me as a special person in Rich Square.

Bessie & Wayne
11 years ago

May God be with you at this time and you share great memories and love for each other.Keep the Lord in you your hearts and you mother will be there with you.

Jeffrey Pope
11 years ago

Judy, Sonny and Jack I ‘am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom will always be remembered so fondly in my Heart.

Phyllis Lassiter
11 years ago

Although not by blood, Mary was a member of our family almost all of my life. Her smiles and laughter will be in my heart forever.