Naomi Elizabeth (Wynder) Goodson, 74 of New Kensington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, October 11, 2019. She was born on March 17, 1945 in Pensacola, FL. She was preceded in death by her Step-father, Isaac “Jerry” Gant and Mother, Bertha Mae (Wynder) Gant.
Naomi graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1963. Shortly thereafter, she moved to New Kensington, PA with her husband where she resided all of her life.
She was a homemaker while raising her four children. She later went to work at Harmarville Rehabilitation as a clinical secretary for many years. After that, she worked at Giant Eagle as a receptionist/switchboard operator for 8 years before retiring in 2008.
Naomi loved spending time with family, friends and former co-workers. She enjoyed collecting antiques, gardening, listening to jazz music, watching The Young and the Restless, Facebook and talking to people. She could carry on a conversation with a complete stranger as if she had known them for years.
Naomi is survived by her husband of 56 years, Danny J. Goodson Jr; children, Donna (Richard Suggs) Bryant of Pittsburgh, Steven (Dorothea) Goodson of Killeen, TX, Sharon Hudzick of Lower Burrell, Daniel (Gina) Goodson III of New Kensington; (14) grandchildren, Michael Hudzick, Alycia Goodson, Steven Goodson II, Brittany Hudzick, Avery Webster, Monica Bryant, Mariah Hudzick, Daniel Goodson IV, Jordan Goodson, Shiaslynn Goodson, Savannah LaLiberte, DeMarqus Goodson, Sarai Goodson and Destiny Goodson; (10) great-grandchildren; (8) siblings, Juanita Gant James, Cherry (Carl) Montgomery, Gwendolyn Gant, Jacqueline Gant, Michael Gant, Christine (Earl) Hunter, Doris Gant-Smith and Linda Gant all of Pensacola, FL; Aunt Alice Whitehurst of Pensacola, FL and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Ricky L. Gant.
A viewing will be held on Friday, October 18 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD, 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00AM. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Arnold. Leave an online condolence at www.rossgwalker.com.
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