She was born in Meigs County, to the late Earl and Elsie Smith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Hugh Marshall Goldston; two sons: Hugh Marshall, Jr. and Gary Lamar Goldston; her sisters: Annie Jean Smith and Earline Smith; her brothers: Charles RaySmith, Marvin Smith, Melvin Smith, Glen Smith, and Walter Smith.
She was a graduate of College Hill High School and worked as a Domestic Engineer for many years.
She loved fishing, bingo, watching children play sports, and in her younger days she enjoyed playing sports. Her favorite was spending time with her children and her family. She enjoyed working in her garden growing her own vegetables and canning food from her garden.
She had a heart for people in the community and enjoyed their company, she enjoyed attending the senior activity center where she loved working on quilts. She also enjoyed cooking and would always say “never turn away anyone who may be hunger” and would away be willing to feed anyone.
She left to cherish her memories her children: Youlanda Goldston and Robert Goldston, both of Cleveland, Terry L. Goldston (Barbara) of Decatur, Ga., and Eula M. Sander of Winder, Ga.; her sister, Lucille Moore of Decatur; her in-laws, Sedilia “Sudie” Smith of Etowah and Pauline Smith of Cleveland. And several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Body may be viewed Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Patton Funeral Home Chapel 265 Fair St. Cleveland.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service time at noon at Price Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 254 Dooley Street, Cleveland. The Rev. Theresa Oglesby will be the Eulogist.