|Lucille P. Goodwin was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend George P. Goodwin. She and George were married in 1920 and worked while in Arcadia and later moved to West Monroe. In 1947 he went into the ministry as an approved supply pastor. They served the charges of Goodwill-Bartholomew in the Monroe District, and Choudrant-Douglas and Lisbon-Arizona in the Ruston District.
It was while they were in the Ruston District that I met them. I was in the MYF. At sub-district meetings we had a lot of fun with such activities as square and round dancing. Lucille enjoyed those times and helped gangly, self-conscious boys and girls feel better about being themselves in that ancient age of innocence.
Reflections on both of them call these images to mind. George’s white shirt, tie, suspenders and coat, all proper attire for a minister then. Lucille was always in a colorful dress, smelled good and was ready to laugh and help us all have a good time.
I was privileged to have become her pastor while she could still remember some of those days and laugh, for it was her smile that I remembered the most. Even to the last days of her life it was always there.
She was a native of Calhoun, Louisiana a member of the American Mothers, YMCA, Order of Eastern Star, the UMW of First Church in West Monroe and before her months of illness, the Glenwood Hospital Auxiliary and Meals on Wheels.
Lucille is survived by her daughter, Ann G. Jones of Monroe, LA; grandsons, Charles Jones and Ronald Jones of Augusta, GA., and Barry Jones of Arlington, TX; great- grandchildren Alexis, Matthew, and Michael Jones of Arlington, TX.
It’s amazing how easy it is to make a pleasant and caring witness in our lifetime and how far it can spread and whose lives it can touch!
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1990; p. 224………….By William D. Peeples|