September 22, 1933 - July 29, 2019
Ms. Windona Goins departed this life on July 29, 2019. She was born at home in Noah, Tennessee, to the late Willie and Lizzie Fletcher on September 22, 1933. She was raised on a farm during the height of the Great Depression and attended a one-room school in Noah. It was during these years that she learned the work ethic and fierce independence that would follow her for the rest of her life. She was living in Detroit with her husband, Cecil Goins, a combat veteran of the Korean War, and their five children when she was widowed at the age of 39. She returned to Tennessee and there she met her lifelong companion, James A. “Dick” Leverette. Through this partnership, she gained two daughters. Windona and Dick resided in Wartrace, Tennessee for the next 40 years. Windona was a homebody and would tell you that she traveled the world through her love of reading. She had an infectious laugh and was always ready for a good joke. She enjoyed history, gardening, and all of the things that make a simple and joyful life. She is survived by her loving children Kathy (Donnie) Haston, Jennifer (Robert) Lawrence, Roger (Deidra) Goins, Timothy (Margaret) Goins, Rebecca (Gary) Calvert, Pamela Leverette, and Cheryl Daniel; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Kathryn (Clyde Earl) Bush and James (Betty Ann) Fletcher; a host of nieces and nephews that she loved like her own children. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Cecil Goins; her partner Dick Leverette; her brothers, Lannie Fletcher and Marlin Fletcher; and two grandchildren, Blake Hester and Faith Goins. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to North Shore Animal League, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, or All God’s Children (c/o First Presbyterian Church Manchester, TN.) Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Brother Larry Bush will officiate. Burial will follow at Houston Whitworth Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the funeral home. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family.
Ms. Windona Goins departed this life on July 29, 2019. She was born at home in Noah, Tennessee, to the late Willie and Lizzie Fletcher on September 22, 1933. She was raised on a farm during the height of the Great Depression and attended a one-room... View Obituary & Service Information
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