Obituaries

Obituaries

John Washington Goodman Sr.

John Washington Goodman Sr.

8/1/2012 5:59:17 PM
A Time to be Born: On a joyous day; June 4, 1947, a baby boy was born to George Goodman Sr. and Francitta Burnside. They named him John Washington Goodman. He was the second of 3 sons born to this couple.

A Time to be Educated: “Johnnie”, as he was affectionately called, received his early education at St. Joseph’s Catholic School.

A Time to Love & Be Loved: Having met and fallen in love with a special lady, on a cool December 14, 1970, Johnnie wed the love of his life, Eileen Goodman (nee Dean); who he affectionately called “Leenie”. The couple has been blessed with 4 children; Sharmaine, Sharnique, John Jr. and Radjiv.

A Time to Work: As a young man, Johnnie’s passion for cooking led to his early career as a Cook, which lasted for many years. He worked in several hotels including the (then) Britannia Beach Hotel and Nassau Beach Hotel. During his later years, he became a part of the Construction field, when he became employed with New Providence Development and Williams Construction Company.

A Time to Die:
Johnnie became ill and battled bravely. However, Jesus knew that he had become weary, and called him home to glory on July 21, 2012, during the early morning hour.

A Time to be Cherished: Left to mourn Johnnie’s many precious memories are: His wife: Eileen; His children: Sharmaine, Sharnique, John Jr. and Radjiv Goodman; His grandchildren: Diamonde Davis, Jadden Goodman, Aliscia Lightbourne; 3 brothers: George Jr., Samuel and Anthony Goodman; 3 sisters: Jenny Mae Goodman, Helen Pinder, Constance Knight; Nephews: Derek, Roberto, Don, Stroyan, Dwight, Eleazor, George & Antonio Goodman, Zhivargo Mortimer, Demetrius, Delroy & Dario Cox, Geranimo Pinder, Edwin & Stephen Pritchard; Nieces: Sherel Reddock, Michelle Knowles, Demetria & Dominica Cox, Miriam, Elizabeth & Rosa Pinder, Deborah, Barbara, Rhonda, Renee and Deann Pritchard; Brothers-in-law: Include Jerome Pinder, Gerald Bethel, Ulric Sands, John Davis, Godfrey, Henry, Theophilus, Lester, Rudolph, Amos, Cloement, Heskett Dean; Sisters-in-law: Include Hettiemae Goodman, Beverly Pritchard, Deloris Delancy, Audrey Russell, Valarie Sands, Sheila Culmer, Mavis, Merle, Jennie Dean; Numerous other relatives and friends include: Goodman Family, Vincent Cooper & Family, Claudette & Sister Mary Wilson, Harris Family, Dean Family, Brennen Family, Bowe Family, Dominique Lightbourne, Anthony Whylly, Eric Taylor, Derand Munnings, Wellington Ferguson, Dorene Clarke and Jamal Meadows.
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