Dorothy Eloise Wiggins Goodman

Published 9:52 pm Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Dorothy Eloise Wiggins Goodman, daughter of the late Dallie Wiggins Durham, was born on June 4, 1939, in Nansemond County. God called her from labor here on earth to receive her crown in glory on Nov. 7, 2015.



She attended Nansemond County Public Schools. She was a lifelong resident of Whaleyville. She cherished the special relationships that she shared with her family. She was reared in the home of her loving grandmother, Mary Belle Wiggins.

She was predeceased by her mother, Dallie Wiggins Durham, and her husband of 51 years, Waverly Goodman Jr.

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Mother Goodman leaves to cherish her memory, three daughters: Cynthia Balde (Amadou), of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Janice Lassiter (Michael), Tijuana Parrish (Randy), all of Suffolk; four sons: Elder Gerald Goodman (Margaret), Michael Goodman (Shamika), Minister Tony Goodman (Erica), and Elder Eric Goodman (Sawana), all of Suffolk; a special niece whom she considered a daughter, Natisha Turner, of Suffolk; a special cousin she considered a sister, Peggy Wiggins, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; goddaughter: Angela Watson, of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; one uncle: Joe Wiggins, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one aunt: Mother Lula Mae Goodman Wiggins, of Suffolk; two sisters-in-law: Venora Worrell, Doris Parker, all of Suffolk; two brothers-in-law: Clarence Goodman (Louise), of Asheboro, N.C.; George L. Goodman (Teresa), of Suffolk; 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Ms. Goodman’s visitation will take place from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at the funeral home. A home going service will take place at noon Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at New Gospel Temple COGIC, and she will be laid to rest at Carver Memorial Cemetery.

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Professional services are entrusted to T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home Inc.