Nova A. Goodson Jr., 69, was born in Jackson, MS, to parents Nova A. Goodson Sr. and Billie Jean (Carr) Goodson.
Nova stepped into eternity Saturday, January 9. He was preceded in death by his father, Nova A. Goodson, Sr. and sisters, Patricia Rutherford and Debbie Goodson. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sandra, his son Zachary, his daughter, Anna (Jefferson) Peeples, and granddaughter Pippa; his mother, Billie Jean (Carr) Goodson, sister, Sharon (Darrell) Worley and beloved aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.
Nova graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi. He spent many years as a music minister, pastor, teacher, and master piano tuner/technician. In addition, he was a devoted husband, loving father, new grandfather, faithful son, and so enjoyed singing and playing the piano, along with telling stories, remembering jokes, and spending time with family and friends. His earthly presence will be greatly missed only to be replaced with the knowledge of his heavenly bliss.
Family visitation will be held Wednesday, January 13 at Ott & Lee in Brandon, MS, from 3:00-3:30 PM. Public visitation will be from 3:30 to 5:00 (wearing masks and socially distancing, 10 at time inside).
Graveside service is Thursday, January 14, 2:00 PM at Carr UMC, Forest, MS, with Rev. Rob Pocai officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Victory Congregational Methodist Church, PO Box 374, Florence, MS 39073.
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