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Ethel "Lou" Goodman



On November 10, 2020, Ethel “Lou” Goodman (81) lost her battle with Parkinson’s Disease and passed peacefully in her home where she retired in Marion, NC. She was dedicated to her husband, her family and her work at Alexandria Hospital and Fairfax Family Practice in Northern Virginia.

Lou was born in the small coal-mining town of Williamson, West Virginia. She worked and raised her family in the Northern Virginia metro area and retired in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.  She never missed a Western TV Series; was a Master at Garden of Times computer gaming and enjoyed running and traveling.  She would tell you that her greatest accomplishment was her 65 years of marriage to her favorite dance partner, David, who never left her side.

Lou is survived by her devoted husband, David J. Goodman; her loving sisters, Mickey Rose (Sam decd.) and Lil Muncy (Lacy); her brothers, Bobby Felix (Carolyn), Ronnie Felix, Johnny Felix and Tommy Felix (Victoria). Her children, Carolyn McIntosh (Jack), Sharon Goodman (Robert), David Goodman, Jr., and Steven Goodman (Kitty decd.). Also surviving are nine grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Lou is preceded in death by her parents, Theodore “Ted” Felix and Thelma Felix Davenport, both of Chattaroy, West Virginia.

At her request, there will be no funeral services. Burial location to be determined.

Condolences can be expressed directly to Lou’s husband, David Goodman, or by visiting the tribute wall at the top of this page.







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We all love you so much Samantha-
Thank you for all your care and support.
Sharon, David and Carolyn

Sharon Goodman Nov 26 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you Nell. She loved her work and enjoyed seeing people improve and grow

Sharon Goodman Nov 26 2020 12:00 AM

David our thought and prayers are with you and family at this time.
Willie and Bunky Mashburn.

WILLIE MASHBURN Nov 13 2020 12:00 AM

David and family, so sorry to hear about Lou. She gave it the good fight. Ill never forget our good times in VA. Nell Robinson

Nell Robinson Nov 13 2020 12:00 AM

My heart breaks hearing of the passing of you Lou. You were the best supervisor anyone could ask for. You gave me a chance to start a career in the medical field that I will forever remember. Working with you was the best, you shared so much knowledge with me. Always pushing me to strive for better in life. I will forever and always love you. David and the entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love and hugs to you all.

Mary Steelman Nov 12 2020 12:00 AM

I was so honored to be able to get to know this amazing woman and I thank you all for sharing her with me. She accomplished allot on her life and loved with all her heart. She will be deeply missed. I have no doubt shes dancing and running in heaven. Prayers for all of the family!! David - you never left her side and did everything imaginable for her. Your love and devotion to her was a blessing to see in this world. Love you guys!!!

Samantha Kaylor Nov 12 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethel "Lou" Goodman

Donna D Yates Nov 12 2020 12:00 AM