Elder Jessie J. Goodman

Sunrise: November 13, 1938

Sunset: July 20, 2022
Elder Jessie J. Goodman, of Norfolk, VA departed this life on July 20, 2022. He was born on November 13, 1938 to the late Norman E. & Beatrice Goodman.
Jessie J. Goodman was a loving & caring son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He was a dedicated member to the Church of Christ, Apostolic Faith in Norfolk, Virginia.
A native to Princess Anne County, Virginia he met and married the late Mary Skinner Speller Goodman on October 11, 1975 gaining 10 children. They were married for 23 long, beautiful years.
He later remarried Gustelia Goodman on October 21, 2004 gaining 6 more children.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, Bishop Gustelia Goodman; five daughters, Catherine Wiggins, April Brown, Nikeya Richardson, Lynnetta Clark (James), and Kimyetta Rodgers; three sons, Jessie W. Speller, Robert Speller, and Willie Rodgers, III (Monica); one sister, Beulah Wilson and a host of grandchildren, great and great, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He is predeceased by six sisters, Rosa Russell, Viola Jones, Ethel Burfort, Mary Goodman, Dorothy Sanderson, Ernestine Medley; two brothers; Norman E. Goodman, Jr. and John Goodman; and eight children, James Edward Speller, Bernell Speller Sr, Mary Godfrey, Bernice Sessoms, Roxanna Johnson, Queenie Wilder, Bishop Sweetie P. Gardner and LaChaunda Piper.
Elder Goodman would light up any room with his smile and vibrant spirit. He was well known in his community and fellowshipped with many surrounding church families. He never forgot a birthday and he loved everyone unconditionally. He will truly be missed by those who love him.
Viewing Tuesday, July 26, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service COME IN PERSON OR WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, July 27, 2022 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

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    Michele Brown says

    To my sister-in-law Ginny Goodman, may you find comfort and peace in GOD’S loving arms.

    Michele Brown

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    Melodie , Thelma and James Moseley Jr says

    We the Moseley family sending our prayers and condolences to the Goodman family!
    We will miss Jessie Boy but he will never be forgotten! Jessie loved his family and we loved him more

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    Quinton Sanderson says

    Uncle Jessie was a man of god . His heart was filled with the holy spirit. He loved people and they loved him. My uncle will be truly missed by family and friends as being blessing in their lives. May you continue your service to god in heaven. God love is forever true he has taken a angel to be with him

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