Lula Marie Goodman, was born on November 14, 1938 to the late Louise Goodman and Willie Goodman, Sr., in Delray Beach, Florida. She transitioned from earth to heaven on July 26, 2022 at her residence.
“Mickey,” as she was affectionately known to family and friends, was raised in several areas of the East Coast, but settled here on the Eastern Shore, making Accomack County her home. She received her education in the public schools of Accomack County and held several employment positions. She worked at Holly Farms, now Tyson Foods in Temperanceville, VA and served as a Bus Driver for Accomak County Public Schools for 20 years, until retirement. Mickey loved celebrating special occasions with lots of family and cooking big dinners. Bringing family together and showing love was her favorite thing to do.
She also enjoyed watching CBS daytime television shows, as well as westerns. She was always ready to take trips to see family or visit places that she had never been before until her health began to decline.
Mickey began her Christian journey at St. Joseph Holiness Church under the leadership of the late Bishop Elton Brown at a young age. She was eventually led by the Holy Spirit to join Jerusalem Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Michael T. Scott. She served on various ministries such as the Missionary Ministry, as well as a member of the Senior Choir. She always looked forward to attending Bible Study and Sunday worship service.
In addition to her parents, Mickey was preceded in death by one son, Aldray Goodman; one daughter, Beverly Goodman; two brothers, Willie Goodman, Jr. and Mattachi Goodman; and one great-grandson, Cedric Davis, Jr. She leaves to cherish fond memories: two sons, Arthur and Patrick Harmon, both of New Church, VA; one daughter, Tabatha Morris (Alvin) of Parklsey, VA; twenty-one grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; two individuals she lovingly raised as her own, Andre Hope of Lee Summit, MO and Rev. Alisa Tarney of Tasley, VA; a close friend who was like a sister, Helena Johnson of Horntown, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.