Image:Dorothy Mae Johnson Goodson

Sister Dorothy Mae Johnson Goodson
Dorothy May Johnson Goodson was born on May 19, 1920 to the parents of William and Birdie Fitzhugh Johnson. She was the oldest of 14, nine of whom lived.

Dorothy graduated sixth in her class from Crispus Attucks High School and received a scholarship to attend Ball State Teacher’s College in Muncie, Indiana. She later transferred to Indiana Central College which is currently named University of Indianapolis. She graduated in 1948 and briefly worked as a substitute teacher.

She marriage George Albert Goodson in 1947 and they had four children together, Robert Franklin, Angela Rose, Millicent Marie and Dwight William (deceased). Our parents worked diligently together in the house of the Lord. She worked hard as a homemaker and career woman. Many times, she questioned whether to give up working to be at home with her family. The need, however was great for a person of integrity in the Marion County Welfare Department. She worked for the Marion County Welfare Department, Social Services Division in Indianapolis, Indiana rising from Caseworker to supervisor and finally to Administrative Assistant to the director, Elizabeth Samkowski. She retired after twenty years of service.

Dorothy had a love for altar ministry. She loved to work with people who had made the decision to live for Christ. She and the other altar ministers rejoiced when a person was filled with the Holy Ghost. During her lifetime, Dorothy fulfilled many areas of Church ministry. She was a choir member, Sunday School Youth Department Leader, Sunday morning service announcer, Sunday School Administrator, Evangelist and President of the Indiana Missionaries and Women’s Workers Auxiliary of the A.B.S.A.

Above all, she believed in the power of prayer. She believed in praying for those in leadership positions including Pastors, Bishops District Elders as well as friends, family members and all workers in God’s kingdom.

She leaves to cherish her memory, Siblings, Sylvia Davis, Alma Owens, Alfred Johnson; children, Robert F. (Jamesetta) Goodson, Angela Goodson, Millicent (Daniel) Collins, a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends and fellow laborers in the gospel.

Homegoing Celebration will be on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 12:00pm at Christ Temple Apostolic Church, 430 W. Fall Creek Parkway, with visitation there from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Entombment will be at Washington Park North Cemetery

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Karmen Franklin October 26th, 2017 08:45:42 AM