It is with regret we announce the passing of Mrs. Edna “Gay” Jennings Goodin. Gay was born on April 14, 1932 in Lincoln County, Tennessee to the late James Loton and Gladys Marie Wright Jennings. Mrs. Goodin passed away on October 26, 2019 at Huntsville Hospital.
Gay earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Middle Tennessee State College (now known as Middle Tennessee State University). She was a music teacher throughout Middle Tennessee and loved to play the piano. Gay was also a vocal soloist for many congregations in Nashville and Murfreesboro. She retired as a Pre-kindergarten teacher with Saint Michael’s Academy in Bryan-College Station, Texas. Gay was an avid reader.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Glen Earl Goodin; daughters, Melanie Goodin and Mandy Goodin all of Fayetteville, TN; sisters, Jane (John) Cunningham of Bethesda, MD, and Mary Rutledge of Huntsville, AL; nieces, Tricia (Rick) Cunningham-Schulz, and Jan Rutledge; and nephews, John (Daphne) Cunningham, and Ed (Natalie) Rutledge.
Visitation with the family will be from 12 PM until 2 PM on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 PM at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Tommy Vann officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Edna “Gay” Jennings Goodin.
Dear Goodin family,
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Goodin passing. My mom and her were such good friends. My prayers are with you for peace and love.
My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Mrs. Gay was a precious lady!
Such great memories spending time together with Aunt Gay and Uncle Glen. The Zoo. Loved being with my cousins. Praise God for the memories.
May The Lord wrap each of you in His eternal peace knowing that all is well.
Aunt Gay was a joy to be around and we will miss her. Our thought and prayers are with the family. Our deepest sympathy.
We have sweet memories of our times together in College Station. Larry and I send our love and heartfelt sympathy to Glen, the girls, and the family.