James "Jim" Terry Goodin passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020 at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of Geraldine "Gerri" Goodin for 63 years and the adoring father of Sharon Vidaurreta and Scott Goodin (Melissa Kerr, deceased). He is also survived by four grandchildren, Jennifer Vidaurreta, David Vidaurreta (Carolina Montoya), Alyssa Goodin and Elijah Goodin and two great-grandchildren, Jordan Valdes and Isaiah Vidaurreta along with numerous other family members. He was the son of the late Oscar Levi Goodin and Vista Cox Goodin and the brother of the late J.V. Goodin, Herbert Goodin, Alton Goodin, Nettie Wingo, Betty Waters, Jettie Pruitt and Kay Martin. Jim was a controller for various Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels and had worked for the FBI previously. He also served in the US Air Force Reserves and was a member of the following churches from 1959 - 2020: Fort Foote Baptist Church in Oxen Hill, Maryland; Spring Branch Baptist Church in Houston, Texas; Hebron Baptist Church in Denham Springs, Louisiana and First Baptist Church of Kenner, Louisiana. Jim was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who loved being with family, traveling with his wife, and playing checkers. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie, Louisiana 70001 at 11:00 am. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am. Interment will be in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum located in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Please note that due to the current state restrictions, visitation is limited to a total of 50 people, so close friends and family only are permitted. For those wishing to support a cause close to Jim's heart, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Association
, Louisiana Chapter, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. To offer condolences, please visit www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com.