Rosa L. Goodman

Published 11:23 pm Saturday, September 25, 2010

September 23, 2010

Rosa L. Goodman, 86, of 1400 Sierra Drive, Suffolk passed away Thursday, September 23, 2010, at her residence. She was a native of Maxton, N.C. and the daughter of the late George Patterson and Mattie M. Mabry. She was also predeceased by her husband, Thomas Goodman; one daughter, Rosa Slaughter; and one son, James Simmons.

Rosa L. Goodman

She was a member of New Paul’s Temple Holiness Church and a member of its Mother Board, Sunday School and former choir member.

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She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Deloise Slaughter , Janie Gates and Alfleta Parker (Roy), all of Suffolk; six sons, George Frank Simmons (Wilma), LePolda Simmons, Randolph Simmons, Thomas Simmons, Linwood Simmons and Alvester Simmons, all of Suffolk; 40 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Mae N. Moore of Suffolk; special friends, Pastor Catherine Skinner and Dr. Theresa Massenburg; a special devoted nurse, Brenda Bailey; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, at 1 p.m. in New Paul’s Temple Holiness Church officiated by Pastor Catherine Skinner. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. Crocker Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at