Nova A. Goodson Jr.
1951 - 2021
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Nova A. Goodson, Jr.

Florence, MS - 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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Published in Clarion Ledger from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2021.
Calling hours
03:00 - 03:30 PM
03:30 - 05:00 PM
Graveside service
02:00 PM
Carr UMC
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January 13, 2021
Nova was a youth minister when I was in junior high at Epworth United Methodist Church. He was always calm, erudite and insightful, able to connect with young people. I will be praying for God’s comfort for his family.
Elizabeth Wilder Santoro
January 12, 2021
Nova had such a positive influence on many. He was my youth minister in junior high (funny I didn't realize he wasn't that much older than the kids he was ministering to). He was always patient, kind, and humble. Praying for his family during this time.
Renea Smith
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