Margaret (Askew) GOODSON

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  • "Godspeed my friend!"
    - Dominick Furlano
  • "A light for you Aunt Margaret to shine your way to heaven."
    - Gerry Fox
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    - F.D.
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    - Cathy Hancock
  • "To the family of Margaret Goodson in your sorrow at her..."
    - Katherine & Roger Clapp
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GOODSON, Margaret (Askew)

of Tampa, was born January 2, 1922, in Wilson, NC, the middle daughter of John W. and Georgia Estelle Askew (Hall), deceased. Margaret passed away May 10, 2018, in Asheville, NC while visiting her daughter Peggy. She is survived by her son and his wife, Sherman S. and Fran Steadman Jr.; daughter, Peggy E. Goodson, and her son and his wife, Robert A. and Susan Goodson. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Scott Steadman (Kim), Brad Steadman (Natalie), Shannon Walsh Baker (John), Todd S. Walsh (Megan), Lisa Niemi (John), Michelle O'Connell, and Amanda Goodson; seven nieces and nephews; 11 great-grandchildren. Margaret was also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Rowan Goodson; sisters, Edna Earle Courtright and Mary Frances Woolweaver and a nephew, John A. Courtright Jr. Margaret was passionate about volunteering at the Straz Center where a volunteer award was established in her name. She was a major supporter and volunteer at Meals on Wheels and a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church. Margaret received the St. Jude Medal, and was honored by President George W. Bush for her volunteerism. Margaret was loved by many and will be sorely missed by us all. A special thank you to Frances (Woolweaver) and Tommy Farina for their loving help and kindness to Margaret. In lieu of flowers, donations to Meals on Wheels will be appreciated.

Services will be held at Blount & Curry at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 East Lake Avenue, Tampa, FL. Visitation will be held May 16, from 4-7 pm, and Service of Celebration will be held on May 17, at 11 am, with burial to immediately follow. Please dress in bright colors Margaret did not like sad services.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on May 15, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Garden Of Memories Funeral Home
4207 E LAKE AVE | Tampa, FL 33610 | (813) 626-3161
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