Dorothy Faye Walden Goodwin
Dorothy Faye Walden Goodwin, passed away on May 3, 2018, in east Texas where she had resided for the last twelve years. She died quietly in her sleep after a long decline with Alzheimer’s. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 8 at Catching-Sharkey Funeral home in Summit, Miss. Visitation began at 11 a.m., with services at 1 p.m. followed by internment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Summit, Miss. Services were conducted by the Reverend Dianne Woodall of the Summit United Methodist Church. Serving as pallbearers were Jay Huffman, Austin Stults, Bruce Bales, Nathan Goodwin, Matthew Goodwin and Kris Aune. She was born in Bogue Chitto, Miss. on May 21, 1935 to Ernest and Ernestine Walden. She spent most of her life in Pike County, Miss. She was retired from the Mississippi Division of Medicaid where she worked for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Connie Goodwin Pariott and a son David Anthony Goodwin. Faye was an avid horsewoman, participating in Quarter Horse riding and racing for many years. She was an elegant dresser who took great pride in her appearance and was known for her elegant style. She was an prolific reader. Mainly she devoted her life to raising and educating her children. She was a devoted Methodist and served in many capacities in various churches in Mississippi and Texas. Her last church home was Marquez Methodist Church in Marquez, Texas where her son John Goodwin is the pastor. She is survived by her sister Elaine Atwood (Bill) of Houston, a son Steve Goodwin (Stacy) of McComb, a son Billy Goodwin (Kris) of McComb, a daughter René Huffman (Jay) of Donie and son the Rev. John Goodwin of Donie. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jennifer Stults (Austin), Matthew Goodwin (Sarah), Jamie Lou Goodwin all of McComb and Nathan Goodwin of Huntsville, Ala. In addition, she is survived by her great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews including members of the extended Bales family in Pike and Lincoln Counties. Visit website bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family.