Norma Ruth (Gram) Goodwin

Norma Ruth (Gram) Goodwin

January 4, 1931 – June 14, 2022

Age 91. Sunrise, January 4, 1931; Sunset, June 14, 2022. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, John Watkin Goodwin; her parents, James Walker and Zonetta Baldwin Walker; son, John “Rusty” Goodwin Jr.; grandson, James Burnett; and great-grandson, Darren Goodwin Bunton Jr. Ruth is survived by her daughters: Terry Goodwin Miller, Naomi Goodwin, Toni Goodwin Webb, and Annette Bailey Mitchell; sons, James “Jimmy” Goodwin and Lavar “Bird” Goodwin; brother, Rev. Kelvin Dilwood (Marie); grandchildren: Ira Miller, Jr., John Tierre Miller, Marc Maclin, Theayre Austin, Dr. Ronette Goodwin Mathews, Tanya Goodwin Bunton (Darren), Karl “Chipper” Webb, Jr., and Tyler Mitchell; sister-in-law, Anita Goodwin Hicks; brother-in-law, Timothy “Tim” Goodwin; brother and sister-in-law, Daniel “Dan” and Andrea Goodwin); great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.  Member of Dozens of Cousins.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, August 12, 2022 at 11am at Salem Baptist Church, 3131 Lake Street, Omaha, NE.

MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED.

Salem Baptist livestream of the service:  https://boxcast.tv/view/sis-ruth-goodwin—memorial-service-np2nyxz8pjsx9tuxgu5y

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30 Comments

  • Lori Gullie Posted August 4, 2022 8:49 pm

    My condolences and sincere sympathy to the Family

  • KayLynn Boone Posted August 4, 2022 8:50 pm

    My heart is full as consider Ruth’s life and what she meant to so many lives,. What a blessing to have been a part of hers. She was certainly one of our favorites. May God continue to bless and keep you and your family.

  • KayLynn Boone Posted August 4, 2022 8:51 pm

    My heart is full as consider Ruth’s life and what she meant to so many lives,. What a blessing to have been a part of hers. She was certainly one of our favorites. May God continue to bless and keep you and your family..

  • Diane Thomas Posted August 4, 2022 8:56 pm

    To the entire Family of “Beloved Gram”, My Family extends Sincere
    Prayers and Heartfelt Condolences at this Sorrowful Time…🙏🏾♥️🙏🏾
    Psalm 30:5 “Weeping May Endure For a Night, But Joy Comes in the Morning”
    🙏🏾God Bless The Family of Norma Ruth Goodwin🙏🏾

  • Papa duck Posted August 4, 2022 9:44 pm

    I pray to God when it’s my time to come home, you’ll be right there reaching out for my hand. I miss you so much Grammy . Thank God I got the chance to have you as a grandmother. Your morals and code of ethics still live through me every single day and they always will until my last breath. I was so blessed to have you as a grandmother . Thank you for loving me when the world threw me away.. I love you Grammy . I’ll see you soon, stay in Gods ear for me. I’m working overtime to make sure I don’t let you or grandfather down. Rest in heaven my beautiful Angel. Until we meet again ❤️💔🫶🏽🕊🌻🌹💐

  • The White’s Posted August 5, 2022 3:21 am

    May God continue to wrap his loving arms around each of you during your bereavement for the loss of your loved one. Mrs. G gave a burst of energy with her infectious smile and personality anytime her presence was near. Our Family sends love, light and many prayers, today, tomorrow and for days to come.

  • Donna Steward Posted August 5, 2022 7:23 am

    To Terry and family, Charles and I send our heartfelt condolences to you during this difficult time. May God continue to wrap his arms around you and provide you comfort. The pain will be there but you will still have all of these beautiful memories to hang on to for a lifetime. Love you.🙏🏼❤💕❤

  • Barbara Goodwin Posted August 5, 2022 7:31 am

    My condolence to the family she was a wonderful mother,Grandmother ,friend

  • Diane Coffey Posted August 5, 2022 8:55 am

    To the Goodwin Family, So Sorry for the Loss of your Mom, I’m so honored and Blessed to have been one of her Care Givers and before that just knowing Mrs. Goodwin I miss her and love her Today and Every Day. Diane Coffey and the Coffey Family

  • Jonice Isom Posted August 5, 2022 11:42 am

    Jimmy Terry Naomi and Toni. and Family
    We grieve with you and join you as you celebrate the life of your amazing Mother ❣️Mrs Goodwin touched the lives of many , me and my siblings are all a testament to that and loved us like her own. Thank You all for sharing her with our community. It is our prayer that you find comfort and Peace from the out pouring of love and support of family and friends. Love and Blessings to you from Jonice Linda and Terri aka Odies Kids

  • Judith Wells Posted August 5, 2022 7:24 pm

    What an amazing woman Grammy G was! She touched the lives of so many and she will be greatly missed! My super bowl buddy … gone but never forgotten!

  • Earline Titsworth Posted August 5, 2022 7:59 pm

    My condolences to the Goodwin family in the loss of your loved one…

  • Kimberly and Paul Lewis Posted August 6, 2022 8:23 am

    You and your family are in in prayers. We hope that you are comforted by the love and memories of your mother

  • Rickey Wright Posted August 6, 2022 10:58 am

    Sorry for your lose, Gram the second mom in the neighborhood.

  • Rosemary Dean Posted August 6, 2022 12:23 pm

    Sorry for your loss your family are in Bridge and my prayers

  • Dan Hedrick Posted August 6, 2022 12:53 pm

    My prayers from the Hedrick family. She was an iconic women. Condolences

  • GRAY FAMILY Posted August 7, 2022 11:20 am

    GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DO I ..SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE GRAM

  • Josephine A. Glass Posted August 8, 2022 9:25 am

    There are no words that can express my Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to the Family and Friends of Norma Ruth Goodwin. You are in my Thoughts and Prayers Cousins. Rest in Heaven Cousin Ruth.

  • Darlene Hunter Posted August 8, 2022 12:31 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family,

  • Robert McDonald Posted August 8, 2022 5:31 pm

    To the entire Goodwin family, the McDonald family sends their deepest condolences and prayers.

  • N. Taylor-Lewis Posted August 9, 2022 9:17 am

    I am saddened for our loss, my Aunt Ruth was a remarkable lady. Her advise was always, honest, to the point, funny, and so insightful. She didn’t mean to be a funny person, but she was. People are often described as having a heart of gold, but we all she broke the mold by living that saying daily. I miss her because she represents to me the last link to her generation, my mother (her youngest sister), and an amazing era. I will miss her funny advice and wisdom I was blessed to receive whenever in her presence. I know she is resting in heaven with the Lord and our loved ones. She is missed already.

  • N. Taylor-Lewis Posted August 9, 2022 9:23 am

    I am saddened for our loss, my Aunt Ruth was a remarkable lady. Her advise was always, honest, to the point, funny, and so insightful. She didn’t mean to be a funny person, but she was. People are often described as having a heart of gold, but we all know she broke the mold by living that saying daily. I miss her because she represents to me the last link to her generation, my mother (her youngest sister), and an amazing era. I will miss her funny advice and wisdom I was blessed to receive whenever in her presence. I know she is resting in heaven with the Lord and our loved ones. She is missed already.

  • Janet Crowder Posted August 9, 2022 11:39 am

    Words cannot express the depths of loss, that are felt during this time. Praying for God’s comfort, keeping and strength.

  • Shelly E Phillips Posted August 10, 2022 8:20 am

    To Toni Webb and other family members I am so sorry for yuur loss . I know that losing a mother is no eay journey and I pray that you find comfort in knowing she is no longer in pain or suffering and that you will see her again,

  • Denise & Troy Charles Posted August 10, 2022 10:55 am

    Our heartfelt and deepest condolences to the family. Aunt Ruth will be missed, and always remember. She was always there not matter what the situation was. She help millions of people in her lifetime including me. Aunt Ruth will never be forgotten. I Am so glad I knew Aunt Ruth and had a chance to listen to the important things she talked about in life. Aunt Ruth will remain in my heart ❤️ forever. Thanks for the love and happiness you gave my son. Most of all am so glad I had a chance to tell my Aunt Ruth these things when she was living. The one and only Aunt Ruth so many memories, and words of wisdom she left in my life. Aunt Ruth will be more than turly missed in my life.

  • Denise Meeks Posted August 10, 2022 1:03 pm

    As you mourn the loss of a very beautiful Mother, may you find strength in all your wonderful memories together. She will never be far from your hearts. We are so blessed to have known her and have her as a Walker. God bless the Goodwin family,

  • Cook Family Posted August 10, 2022 6:37 pm

    My families hearts go out to the GOODWIN family. Mrs. GOODWIN was my mothers best friend. She loved her. I cannot begin to express what’ your mother’s friendship meant to my mother. Again you have our condolences and our love. Wiljacques and Ruth an eternal friendship. God bless your family, from the Cook/DeBerry family.

  • Indya Walden Posted August 10, 2022 7:24 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with y’all. Though this transition is never easy I hope you all lean on each other and remember the joy Gram brought. I remember the many times as a little girl I got to see her and when I was able to tell her I was almost done with school last year. Love to you all

  • Cherry Opal Posted August 11, 2022 10:44 am

    My condolences on your loss.

  • Cheryl secret Posted August 11, 2022 7:39 pm

    My mother,Patsy, loved her Cousin Ruth so much. am so sooty for your loss. I know you will miss her a lot. Prayerfully, I hope her humor and traditions overrules your pain in due time. We Send our love. Cheryl Lynn , Jean, and Arlett.

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