Elizabeth Byrd Goodman Obituary

Elizabeth  Byrd Goodman
Elizabeth Byrd Goodman

April 14, 1961 - October 30, 2012
Resided in Florence, SC
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"For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:" II Timothy 4: 6-7 (KJV)

Mrs. Elizabeth "Liz" Byrd Goodman was born on April 14, 1961 in Florence, South Carolina to Charlie Byrd, Sr. and Louise Williams Byrd. "Liz" fought a long battle and on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, she finished her course and is now resting with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

"Liz", as she was lovingly called by family and friends, attended the public schools of Florence County. She furthered her education and earned credentials in phlebotomy and nursing which lead to many years of employment at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Carolinas Hospital System and ended at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

"Liz" was a faithful member of Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church where she served on the Sanctuary Choir, McAllister-Witherspoon Women's Missionary Society and as an Usher until her health declined.

On November 13, 2008, "Liz" and Gerald Goodman came together as man and wife. This union was ordained and blessed by God. Together they began a life that seemed like a fairy tale until the enemy of sickness invaded their lives. Gerald took his vows very serious that their pastor, Rev. Merritt Graves charged when he joined them in holy matrimony, "what God has joined together, let no man tear apart." That day, they became "one". Gerald lovingly and faithfully did what he vowed to his beloved "Liz": to love her, comfort her, and keep her, in sickness and in health; and forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her, so long as you both shall live.

In addition to her father, "Liz" was predeceased by a son, Corey Byrd; and a brother, Jimmy Byrd.

Left to cherish precious memories: her devoted and loving husband, Gerald Goodman of the home; three children, Kente´ (Matesha) Egleton, Sammie (Ryan) Egleton and Erica Egleton; grandchildren, Brishanna Davis, NyQuan Woods, Kamion Egleton, Eric Woodham and Aryana Egleton; her beloved mother, Louise Byrd; a brother, Charlie Byrd, Jr.; a sister, Barbara B. Stinney; special friend, Priscilla Zimmerman; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


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Ideal Funeral Parlor
106 E. Darlington Street
Florence, SC US 29506
Sunday, November 4, 2012
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mount Zion A.M.E. Church
1305 E. Cheves St.
Florence, SC US 29501
Monday, November 5, 2012
11:00 AM
North View Cemetery
Roughfork & Vista Streets
Florence, SC US 29506
Monday, November 5, 2012