New Albany, MS obituary 2019

Linda G. Searcy Goodwin, 75

July 1, 1945 - September 27, 2019

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Linda G. Searcy Goodwin

July 1, 1945 – September 27, 2019


Linda G. Searcy Goodwin
NEW ALBANY – Linda G. Searcy Goodwin, 75, died Friday, September 27, 2019 at New Albany Health and Rehab in New Albany, MS. She was surrounded by her family.

Linda was born July 1, 1945 to Charlie and Vela Searcy on her grandmother’s farm in Tishomingo County, MS. During her childhood, the family moved to Okolona, where she grew up. She graduated from Okolona High School and attended Wood’s Junior College until she met her future husband, Norman Foster. She and Norman were married in 1964 and, after the birth of their first daughter, Daphne, they moved to Mobile, AL, where she gave birth to their second child, Shannon. They were active in St. Pius X, the Buccaneer Yacht Club and she was a member of the local garden club and involved in the Women’s Democratic League.

Later she moved back to Okolona and met her second husband, Lanny Goodwin of the Brewer Community. They married in 1986 and lived in the Brewer Community. She liked gardening, fishing and was a fabulous cook. She also worked at and retired from Hunter Douglas.

Even though, in her last years, she suffered from the effects of diabetes and dementia, Linda had a special glamorous flair in everything she did that will be missed by her two daughters and granddaughter.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, September 30, 2019, at United Funeral Service. Visitation will be from noon to service time at the funeral home.

Survivors include her two daughters, Daphne Foster of Mobile, AL and Shannon Johnson (David) of New Albany, MS; one granddaughter, Clara Dyson of New Albany, MS; one sister, Debra Spencer (James) and one nephew, Justin; one brother, Jimmy Searcy and one niece, Shelly.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Norman Foster and her second husband, Lanny Goodwin.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.!/Obituary

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