Mary Goodman

Obituary of Mary Lowry Goodman

Mary Hampton (Lowry) Goodman passed away on May 23rd, 2024.

A beloved wife, Mom, Mimi, and teacher, she will be fondly remembered by many whose lives she touched.

Mary is survived by her husband of 60 years, Allan Jay Goodman, their children, Ann and her husband Jon Bignault, Neil and his wife Amy Goodman, 4 granddaughters, and a great grandson, who she loved with all her heart.

“Mary Hamp” was born on October 1st, 1940 in Henderson, North Carolina to Gordon A. Lowry and Sara (Covington) Lowry, and grew up in South Boston, Virginia. Mary attended Agnes Scott College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

Mary married Allan Jay Goodman of Charlotte, North Carolina in 1964. They welcomed their first child, Ann, in 1965 and the couple welcomed a son, Neil, in 1968.

Mary began her career at Woodward Elementary in DeKalb County, Atlanta, GA, teaching “English as a Second Language.” She would later teach Language Arts at Sequoyah Middle School for many years and she earned her Masters of Education from Georgia State University while teaching full-time.

After retiring, Mary’s favorite role was as Mimi to her 4 granddaughters, Sarah, Sophie, Emma, and Samantha, and her great-grandson, Joshua.

There will be a family celebration of life later this summer.

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