She was born on Aug. 7, 1937, a daughter of the late Curtis and Edith Goodner.
She was of the Church of God faith. She worked for many years in the Cleveland area working for Jack’s Clean Rite, Cleveland Laundry and Cleaners, and also Roy’s Cleaners. She loved attending church and singing gospel songs wherever she was at.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by three brothers: Curtis Jr., Jimmy and Tommy Goodner.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving and devoted husband of 45 years, James Hope; three daughters: Barbara Blackwell and husband, Terry, Darlene Padgett and husband, Kenny, of Nashville and Frenda Sims of Decatur; one son, Jeff Sims and wife, Debbie; five grandchildren: Stacy, David, Josh, Little David and Shane; four great-grandchildren; two sisters: Wilma Martin Kaylor (Clyde) and Ruby DeFriese; four brothers: Frank Goodner, Ronnie Goodner (Jaunita), Benny Goodner (Glayds) of Houston, Texas and Johnny Goodner of Athens; special caregivers Sue and Katherine; and numerous other extended family members and friends.
A graveside service is planned for today, June 9, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the McInturff Cemetery in Birchwood with the Rev. Guinn Green officiating.
The family will receive friends in the parlor of Companion Funeral & Cremation Service, located at 2415 Georgetown Road, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at which time family and guests will leave to the cemetery for the 3 p.m. graveside service.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Mary and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial webpage and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.