Bessie Lee Goode
April 16, 2006
Funeral for Bessie Lee Goode, 74, of Decatur will be Friday, April 21, at 1 p.m. at Pentecostal House of Prayer with Pastor Gary W. Battles officiating.
Burial will be in Sterrs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday (tonight) from 6 to 7 p.m. at Sharpley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Goode died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at Parkway Medical Center. She was born Feb. 19, 1932, in Wheeler to Jerry and Ida McVay. Bessie was an employee at McCollum's Catfish Seafood Restaurant for 30 years. After retirement, she worked as a Foster Grandparent. She was a member of Shiloh MB Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Odis Wilson Goode Sr.; three brothers, Lester Haley, Clarence McVay and Elmer McVay; and a sister, Ollie Mae Hullett.
She is survived by nine sons, Odis Goode Jr., Minister Clarence Edward Goode, Robert Lee Goode, Alfonzo Goode, Jimmy Ray Goode, Larry Darnell Goode and Michael Lorenzo Goode, all of Decatur, Jerry Authur Goode of Aeia, Hawaii, Thomas Wayne Goode of Town Creek; five daughters, Willadean Billings of Hartselle, Ida Mae Pryor of Griffin, Ga, Mary Louise Davis of Prattville and Lela Mae Baker and Emma Jean Gaiter, both of Decatur; one stepdaughter, Annie Mae Deloney of Hillsboro; an aunt, Cora Lee Horton of Hillsboro; 54 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; and 22 stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Flower bearers will be her granddaughters.