Joann Hill Goodrick, 82, of Florida, passed away on April 23, 2019.
Joann was the precious wife of David Daniel Goodrick for 47 years and the beloved mother of CJ and Douglas Andrew Wilson from her first marriage to Howard Wilson. Joann and David married on May 29, 1971 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Joann was born on January 17, 1937 in Rutherfordton, the first-born child of the late James and Thelma Cole Hill. She graduated from Rutherfordton Central High School in 1955. She attended Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, and received her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky in 1970. She received her Master's degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1976.
Joann was a gifted nature photographer whose work was exhibited in a Rutherfordton gallery. Her professional experience was broad: school social worker, director of a probation diversion project, research associate, college counselor, conference coordinator, and editor. Trained as a therapist, Joann especially enjoyed working with young women and couples. In Washington, DC, she managed David's mental health system consulting practice, where together they provided technical assistance throughout the United States and in Japan, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and the Netherlands. She and David volunteered at Habitat for Humanity headquarters in Americus, Georgia for 15 months before retiring to Florida in 2001.
Joann was vibrant, brilliant, compassionate, courageous, and always giving. Admired for her quick wit, indomitable and joyful spirit, and common sense, she was a gentle soul. While she was deeply loved and will be forever missed, her loving and accepting spirit will live on with her family and friends.
Her siblings and their spouses are her brother James Hill, Jr. and wife Joyce of Rutherfordton, brother Fred Hill and wife Wanda of Hendersonville, sister Helen Hill Jacobs and husband Ralph (deceased) of Rutherfordton, and sister Joyce Carlton (deceased) and husband Ted of Rutherfordton. She was an adoring aunt to Linda Ayers, Angela Faulkner, Corie Weaver, Jeffrey Carlton, and Steve Carlton.
Joann is survived by her husband David, son CJ and his wife Misono and daughter Faith who live in New York City, and son Douglas who resides in Pompano Beach, Florida, and whose daughter Jennifer Rose Pelter, the mother of Shea Michael Hamman, Destiny Freedom Rose Wilson, and Jayden Jay Clemens, lives in Arizona.
The funeral was held at Piedmont Baptist Church. Interment held in the Church Cemetery. A Memorial service will be held for Joann on May 18 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Deerfield Beach, Florida, where she and David attended.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Trustbridge Hospice Foundation, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407, or to the charity of one's choice.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.