Esther Jean Goolsby Golden
August 29, 1941 -
November 27, 2020

Visitation

November 29, 2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Service 

November 30, 2020
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mrs. Esther Jean Goolsby Golden, age 79, of Kelso, TN will be conducted at 1 PM on Monday, November 30, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Graham officiating. Burial will follow at New Grove Cemetery located in Blanche, TN, beside her husband John Edward Golden.

Esther was born on August 29, 1941 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Thomas Jefferson and Louise Moore Goolsby. She grew up in the Blanche and Taft communities, graduating from Blanche High School. Mrs. Golden enjoyed working in her flower beds, quilting, and feeding humming birds and red birds. She lived in the Kelso community for more than 50 years and was a member of the Gum Springs Baptist Church. Esther passed away on November 27, 2020 at Lincoln Medical Center.

Survivors include daughter, Paula Golden of Fayetteville; son Tommy Golden (Rebecca Parks) of Kelso; grandson, John William Golden of Harrison, TN; sisters, Kathleen Marr of Fayetteville, Faynell Barnes of Elgin, SC, and Kay (Ed) Bitself of Lakewood, WA; brother, Kenneth Goolsby; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Golden was preceded in death by her brothers, Billy and Earl Goolsby.

Visitation with the family will be from 4 PM until 7 PM on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to The Good Samaritan (food ministry), 208 Davidson St. West, Fayetteville, TN 37334, or Fayetteville Lincoln County Animal Shelter, 1718 Pulaski Highway, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Esther Jean Goolsby Golden.

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17 Comments

  1. Jake and Emily snoddy

    We were so sorry to hear about Mrs. Esther.. I will always remember the days at flintville school…
    May God bless each and everyone…

    Reply
  2. Jake and Emily snoddy

    We were so sorry to hear about Mrs. Esther….she will be missed….i will remember the days spent at flintville elementary school… May God be with u all….

    Reply
  3. Mark and Brenda Monks

    Prayers are with you Paula and Tommy.

    Reply
  4. Carol Smartt

    I will cherish the time I was able to visit with your Mom. I have a cutting from her Christmas cactus that will bloom soon in her memory. Our prayers are with you and your loved ones.

    Reply
  5. Sandra Stevenson

    Paula, sorry for the loss of your Mom.
    Sandra S and Rita G

    Reply
  6. Jeff and Pam Towry

    Paula,
    We are so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  7. Sara Shelton

    Paula, so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady. Praying for you, Kathleen and family.

    Reply
  8. Lisa Creson

    A sweet, caring lady that shared her love with many and helped many small children. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  9. Wanda Williams

    Paula, So sorry for the loss of your Mother. May you find peace and comfort at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams and Naomi Wallace

    Reply
  10. Hilda Marty-Mann

    Paula & Tommy so sorry to hear about Ester passing. Will certainly keep you in our prayers.

    Reply
  11. Dennis and Marie Caldwell

    Paula so sorry to hear of your mother passing. Praying for you and your family.

    Reply
  12. Teresa Brown

    As your ARP Church family and your friend, please know we are grieving with you in the loss of your mother.

    Reply
  13. Diane Clark

    Paula, I understand you pain after having just gone through this with Mom. I pray for peace and strength for you now.

    Reply
  14. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Paula, sorry to hear of your mom passing. May God comfort you and your family.

    Reply
  15. K.G BItseff

    Peace be with my beloved sister.Prayers for Paula , Tommy. and Will

    Reply
    • Shelia and Pete Boscio

      Paula, Pete and I send to you and your family our condolences. We know how much you loved here and how devoted you were to her. She knew she was loved. So sorry for this loss. My mom passed on November 29. Some people say that messes up their holidays. Don’t let it in years to come. Hold on to your memories.

      Reply
  16. Gloria Sanders

    Paula, Tommy, Will and family, we are sorry we can’t be there due to quarantine. Our prayers,thoughts and love are with you. Gloria,Angie,Jeff,Terry,Shae,and Bryson.

    Reply

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17 Comments

  1. Jake and Emily snoddy

    We were so sorry to hear about Mrs. Esther.. I will always remember the days at flintville school…
    May God bless each and everyone…

    Reply
  2. Jake and Emily snoddy

    We were so sorry to hear about Mrs. Esther….she will be missed….i will remember the days spent at flintville elementary school… May God be with u all….

    Reply
  3. Mark and Brenda Monks

    Prayers are with you Paula and Tommy.

    Reply
  4. Carol Smartt

    I will cherish the time I was able to visit with your Mom. I have a cutting from her Christmas cactus that will bloom soon in her memory. Our prayers are with you and your loved ones.

    Reply
  5. Sandra Stevenson

    Paula, sorry for the loss of your Mom.
    Sandra S and Rita G

    Reply
  6. Jeff and Pam Towry

    Paula,
    We are so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  7. Sara Shelton

    Paula, so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady. Praying for you, Kathleen and family.

    Reply
  8. Lisa Creson

    A sweet, caring lady that shared her love with many and helped many small children. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  9. Wanda Williams

    Paula, So sorry for the loss of your Mother. May you find peace and comfort at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams and Naomi Wallace

    Reply
  10. Hilda Marty-Mann

    Paula & Tommy so sorry to hear about Ester passing. Will certainly keep you in our prayers.

    Reply
  11. Dennis and Marie Caldwell

    Paula so sorry to hear of your mother passing. Praying for you and your family.

    Reply
  12. Teresa Brown

    As your ARP Church family and your friend, please know we are grieving with you in the loss of your mother.

    Reply
  13. Diane Clark

    Paula, I understand you pain after having just gone through this with Mom. I pray for peace and strength for you now.

    Reply
  14. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Paula, sorry to hear of your mom passing. May God comfort you and your family.

    Reply
  15. K.G BItseff

    Peace be with my beloved sister.Prayers for Paula , Tommy. and Will

    Reply
    • Shelia and Pete Boscio

      Paula, Pete and I send to you and your family our condolences. We know how much you loved here and how devoted you were to her. She knew she was loved. So sorry for this loss. My mom passed on November 29. Some people say that messes up their holidays. Don’t let it in years to come. Hold on to your memories.

      Reply
  16. Gloria Sanders

    Paula, Tommy, Will and family, we are sorry we can’t be there due to quarantine. Our prayers,thoughts and love are with you. Gloria,Angie,Jeff,Terry,Shae,and Bryson.

    Reply

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