Mary Jane "Janie" Goodson was called home to our heavenly Father on Oct. 30, 2022. She was born March 14, 1949 in Little Rock, AR, to Claudine Nevills.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Marshall Alsbon Goodson, on May 1, 2017. They were married June 6, 1969 and had two children together by parented many other "adopted" children.
Janie was a homemaker for many years while she raised her children. She worked various jobs once her children grew up. She was a houseparent for the Methodist Children's Home in Little Rock, AR, before she transferred to Magnolia, where she filled the role of mother to several children who otherwise would not have one. She also took great pride in her last job at the Magnolia Senior Center, where she prepared, served and delivered meals to the elderly of Columbia County.
Janie never met a stranger and had a remarkable way of making each person she came in contact with feel special.
She is survived by her three son sisters: Shelia Jefferson, Beatrice Rodriquez and Carla Deaton; son Mark Goodson and Melissa of Magnolia; daughter Pam Goodson Haire of Lumberton, MS; four grandchildren, Tyler Miller and Lyric, Sara Dahl and Jason, Jerad Goodson and Paige, and Jacy Haire; two great grandchildren, Skylar Miller and Ivory Miller.
A private memorial will be held by the family. In lieu of gifts, donations can be made to the CCAPS Animal Shelter in Magnolia, AR, in Janie's memory.