Debra "Debbie" Goodman

Debra 'Debbie' Goodman

SALISBURY - Debra Carol Rogers "Debbie" Goodman, 61, of Salisbury, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at her home.

Born June 8, 1951, in Rowan County, she is the daughter of Carol Barber Rogers Johnson of Lexington and the late Faris Rogers. Debbie was a 1969 graduate of West Davidson High School in Lexington, where she was a cheerleader and was 1968 Miss West Davidson, representing her school in the Davidson County Fair Queen Pageant.

She was formerly employed at Food Lion, Inc. and Salisbury Surgical. Debbie was of the Methodist faith and was a member of Greer's Chapel Methodist Church in Linwood.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Jim Johnson; and father-in-law Clarence Goodman.

In addition to her mother, those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Timothy W. Goodman, who she married Dec. 22, 1990; son Zachary Kyle Thompson and wife Cassie of Salisbury; daughter Christy Thompson Leonard and fiance;' Ron Richardson of Lexington; granddaughter Lauren Leonard and fiance; Jonathan Reid; sister Jaudon Cline and husband Wayne of Salisbury; brothers Cameron Rogers and wife Judy of Salisbury, Sandy Rogers and wife Lynn of Cary, Ill.; mother-in-law Geraldine Goodman of Kannapolis; brothers-in-law Jeff and Ben Goodman of Kannapolis; sister-in-law Ann Peschel and husband Matt of Indian Trail; son-in-law Scott Leonard of Lexington.

Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and a host of cousins, aunts and uncles, who all meant so much to her! Debbie was also blessed with so many friends, who were each like family. Also special to her was her dog, Lilly.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Summersett Funeral Home.

Service: Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 3) at Greer's Chapel United Methodist Church, Linwood, with the Rev. Renee Easter officiating. Interment will follow at Greer's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials: May be made to Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care, 720 Grove St., Salisbury, NC 28144; or , 222 S. Church St., Suite 336M, Charlotte, NC 28202.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Rowan Hospice and Palliative Care for their care and assistance during these last months and also thanks the staff of Liberty Commons for their care during her stay.

Summersett Funeral Home is assisting the Goodman family. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Salisbury Post on Nov. 1, 2012