Rashad Nathaniel Goldston, 28, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021, in Dalton, Ga.
He was born to Deken Porte Canady and Daniel Goldston on Sept. 3, 1992, in Cleveland.
Rashad attended Erwin High School in Birmingham, Ala., and received a certificate in heavy machinery through Job Corps. Using those skills, he later was offered a job at Volkswagen in Chattanooga.
As an infant Rashad was baptized at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland and grew to his own understanding of Christ. He attended church at Fairview in Birmingham and asked the pastor to baptize him again.
Although his life was short-lived, Rashad enjoyed every moment of it.
He was always smiling, very outgoing and had lots of friends. He was loved by those he met; he was a friend to those he cherished; he will be truly missed by those that love and cherished him.
He has heavenly reunited with his father, Daniel Goldston; his grandparents, Rufus Porte and Lincoln and Jeanette Goldston; uncle, David Goldston; and aunts: Diana Ellis and Annette Lowe.
Rashad leaves to mourn his passing, his beloved mother, Deken Porte Canady and his loving father, Christopher Canady; his 94-year-old grandmother, Roseline Porte; his children: Jahliel Dodd, Don’Neshya Ashley, TyAnna Goldston and Niyana Goldston; and his long-time girlfriend, Kyanna Hutchins. Other surviving relatives include his siblings: Lauran Hawkins, Kristie Canady and Loganne Canady; uncles and aunties: Algernon (Estell) Porte, John (Manel) Porte, Edward (Leona) Porte, Margie (Nathaniel) Goodridge, Rexie (Ernest) Streeter, Sonie Porte, Benny Goldston, Claude (Jewell) Goldston, Willis (Janet) Goldston, Angelo Goldston, Marshall Goldston, Mae Frances (the Rev. Joe) Bradford, Lessie Bell (Antonio) Burnette, Elizabeth Smith, Louise Williams and Sandra Goldston; great-aunts, Evelyn King, Hazel Ramsey, Willie Jean Johnson and Mattie Jean Roberts; and many cousins from the Porte, Goldston and Canady families.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Paul Huff Parkway in Cleveland, with the Rev. Leewellyn Johnson delivering the eulogy. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Cemetery.
In compliance with COVID-19 guidelines there will be a walkthrough visitation from noon until 5 p.m. on Friday at M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home, 165 Lang St., Cleveland, TN.
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