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MICHAEL GOODBREAD

GOODBREAD MICHAEL EUGENE GOODBREAD, JR January 25, 1968 June 25, 2013 Michael was born in Nashville, TN. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 1986 where he was an avid baseball player. He graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science in 1990 and was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. He graduated with his Juris Doctor with Honors from Stetson University College of Law in 1993. Michael spent his legal career in the Jacksonville area and was a partner at Fowler White Boggs P.A. in the areas of business and corporate law and was AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. Michael was a member of St. Matthew s Catholic Church, a loving husband, a devoted father, son and grandson. Michael is predeceased by his paternal grandparents, William and Anna Goodbread, his maternal grandfather, William Cole, Jr. and his mother in-law and father in-law, Elizabeth and Max Smith. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 20 years, Lisa Naomi Rachel Goodbread, of Jacksonville, FL; his sons, Henry and James Goodbread of Jacksonville, FL; his parents, Michael and Connie Goodbread of Jacksonville, FL; his maternal grandmother, Marge Cole; his siblings and their spouses, Chase and Michelle Goodbread of Tuscaloosa, AL; Mandy and Mark Nesz of Smyrna, GA; John and Sarah Goodbread of Kennesaw, GA; his father in-law and mother in-law, Charles and Jenny Henry of London, England; his brother in-laws and sister in-laws, Steven and Anita Henry of London, England; David Henry of Newnan, GA; Alisa Henry of Newnan, GA; and nephews and nieces, Pierce, Peyton, and Layne Goodbread; and Samantha, Yvonne, Emily and Tyler Henry. Michael loved his Jaguars, his Seminoles, his Commodores and his baseball. He loved music over movies, the beach over golf. He loved his Big Green Egg smoker, and the longer it took the better. But more than anything, Michael loved his relationships. He built his life and law practice around them both. He was equally comfortable with family and strangers, and where mixed, made them all feel the same. Michael could point out humor where no one else could see it. He was the life of a room without having to be the life of the party. Michael was a joy to all who knew him. Michael s family will be receiving visitors on Friday, June 28th from 6:00pm-8:00pm where there will be a Vigil at 7:00pm at St. Matthew s Catholic Church, 1773 Blanding Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32210. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, June 29th at 11:00am with a reception immediately following thereafter at St. Matthew s Catholic Church. The burial internment will be held at 2:30pm at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home-Cemetery, 111 Blanding Boulevard, Orange Park, FL 32073. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Michael s name to be made to any of the following: the Goodbread Children Memorial Fund, Wells Fargo Bank, 4206 San Juan Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32210, DOSA Camps, 235 Marywood Drive, St. Johns, FL 32259, (www.dosacamps.com); and Lumen Entertainment, Inc., 231 N Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (www.lumen.tv). Please sign the guest book at www.jacksonvillememorygardens.com


Funeral Home

Jacksonville Memory Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home
111 Blanding Boulevard Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 272-2435

Published in the Florida Times-Union on June 28, 2013
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