It is with a heavy heart to announce the untimely and sudden death of our dear sister, daughter, mother, and friend, Latonia Vaughan-Goodman on January 30, 2024.
Latonia was born to Christopher and Kathleen Vaughan on March 30, 1969 and was the first of three children. Born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia she attended St. Mary’s Academy, where she was actively involved in the school choir, showcasing her love for music and community. She later graduated from Granby High School after attending Booker T. Washington High School. Her commitment to education and her vibrant spirit left an indelible mark on her alma maters
Latonia leaves to cherish her memory: parents, Christopher and Kathleen Vaughan; two children, Brandon Goodman, ( Brittany Goodman) and Breanna Wooten; three grandchildren, Jayla Alexander, Bryson Goodman, Bria Goodman; two sisters, Shunita Murphy, Joszet White (Lamont White) two nephews, Derrick Murphy, Jr. and Josiah White, a host of cousins, aunts, uncles other relatives and friends.
Since we heard the news, our family has been struggling to cope. We miss her already and know this loss is deeply felt by many who knew her.
Latonia led a remarkable life, touching the hearts of all who crossed her path. With a career spanning various fields, she made significant contributions wherever she went. She served as a dedicated manager at Bank of America, where her leadership and expertise were valued by colleagues and clients alike. Additionally, she shared her knowledge and passion for education by teaching night school at TCC Community, leaving a lasting impact on her students.
Her journey also led her to supervisory roles at Gateway Computer Systems, where she excelled in guiding teams towards success. As an entrepreneur, Latonia ventured into the realm of real estate, becoming a respected broker. Her entrepreneurial spirit and determination were evident in all her endeavors, inspiring those around her to reach for their dreams.
Latonia was not just defined by her professional achievements but also by her experiences as a military spouse. Traveling to various states and countries as an Army Spouse, she embraced the opportunities for growth and adventure. From Germany to Kentucky and various parts of Georgia, she enriched each community with her presence and kindness.
Later in life, Latonia‘s path led her to become a pastor, known affectionately as Pastor V. Her daily outreach to the community, offering prayers and support, demonstrated her unwavering compassion and kindness.
As we gather to celebrate her life and mourn her passing, may we all find solace in the cherished memories shared with Latonia. She leaves behind a legacy of resilience, determination, and service that will continue to inspire those who knew her.
Latonia will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and all who were fortunate enough to know her. We invite you to join us in celebrating her remarkable life.