Joann Hill Goodrick

  • Born: January 17, 1937
  • Died: April 23, 2019
  • Location: Hillsboro, Florida

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Forest City, NC 28043
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Joann Hill Goodrick, 82, of Hillsboro Beach, Florida, died peacefully on April 23, 2019, after receiving care for her dementia at the Boca Raton ManorCare nursing home since 2017.
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 family will receive friends at the Piedmont Baptist Church on Saturday, May 4, at 11:30 a.m., and the funeral will be at noon. Interment will be at the Piedmont Baptist 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 has been entrusted with arrangements.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am sadden about Joana leaving us but on the other hand a relief and comfort that she is with the Lord. She will always be remembered as a wonderful loving friend, wife, mother and grandmother. Peace and comfort to all who are in bereavement. Amen.

Posted by T Bowe - Lghthouse Point, FL - Friend   May 13, 2019

We are so sorry for the loss of your dear wife, sister, and mother. The Hill Family is very special to us and we have been blessed to have grown to know and love many of the family. We send our love & prayers.

Posted by Mike & Shirley Adams - Durham, NC - Family Friend   May 01, 2019

Helen, So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Teresa Witt - Columbus, NC   May 01, 2019

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