Ms. Helen Mae Goodwin was born on November 4,
1933, in Lawrence County, Alabama, to the late Rose
and Wash Goodwin. Ms. Helen went home to be with
the Lord on December 11, 2021.
She confessed her hope in Christ at an early age at St.
James Missionary Baptist Church in Leighton, Alabama.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Rose
and Wash Goodwin; her daughter, Lois White; four
brothers, Hilla Ricks, Oscar Goodwin, Jessie Goodwin,
and Charlie Goodwin; four sisters, Annie Bee Hayley,
Sally Mae Newsome, Camila Owens, and Inez Smith;
and daughter-in-law, Vornesteen Ricks.
She leaves to cherish her memories: one daughter, Sadie
Harden (Willie) of Leighton, Alabama; four sons, Clark
Ricks of Leighton, Alabama, Robert Lee Goodwin
(Elois) of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Charles Goodwin of
Sheffield, Alabama, and Bobby Joe Goodwin (Georgia)
of Florence, Alabama; 12 grandchildren, Ashley
Harden, Lisa Harden, Marilyn Bailey, Greg Ricks,
Wayne Madden, Eric Ricks, Anthony White, Charles Jr.,
Tiffany Goodwin, Kim Goodwin, Kristy Goodwin, and
Robert Goodwin; 27 great-grandchildren; one sister,
Dora Hall of Kenosha, Wisconsin; a special friend,
Marilyn Seals; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins,
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