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Donald Goodwin

Donald Wayne Goodwin

Monday, May 29th, 1967 - Monday, July 13th, 2020
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Obituary

It is with great sadness that the family of Donald Wayne Goodwin, (“Reddog” to those who knew him), announce his unexpected passing on July 13, 2020.

Donald was 53 years old. Donald will be lovingly remembered by his wife Amanda Nicole Goodwin of thirteen years. Donald was predeceased by his parents Rowe Perry Goodwin, Barbara Goodwin Hicks, and Joan Marie Williams.

Donald is survived by his best friend and wife, Amanda Nicole Goodwin of West Monroe, LA; his father-in-law, Ray Williams, of West Monroe, LA.

Donald is survived by his siblings who will miss his presence and love. He is survived by 3 sisters, Sharon Williams, Pamela Billiot, and Pattyann Harber-Goodwin. Donald has six brothers who will continue to celebrate Donald’s life; Danny Goodwin, Dwaine Goodwin, Rodney Goodwin, Perry Goodwin, Phillip Hicks, and Robert Hicks.

In life, Donald was a loyal and loving husband to Amanda. Although they never shared children, Donald had a special calling and love for animals, especially animals that he called his pound puppies.

Donald worked and volunteered at the Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter, in his hometown of Monroe.
He spent his last days caring for an animal that he was trying to save and find a home for.

His soft spot for unique people made him a very loyal and dedicated friend. He never met a stranger, and would never judge people for their differences. He embraced life with realistic vision, and his own style.

His brothers looked to Donald for his courage, as he stood up for what he thought was right and his cousins will always remember his pranks to make you laugh. Donald was a lover of the sea, enjoyed working on boats, fishing as often as he could, then cooking his catch for everyone. He enjoyed listening to “November Rain”.

We will miss Donald’s caring, giving heart. May God comfort him for eternity.

In lieu of flowers, please adopt your next pet at your local shelter or donate to your local shelter in Donald’s name.

Griffin Funeral Home
West Monroe, LA
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Rodney Goodwin

Posted at 09:09am
Hey Red,
Give mom a big hug for me and tell dad that I got this!! I love u, and will never let anyone forget you! White Bean
Remember when we were working together on that crewboat? And u put it on auto drive while the captain was sleeping..and we were smoking outside the wheelhouse..and we hit a gas well and tore a hole in that boat..and then it woke the captain up , and they kick us off the boat, then told them told them it wasnt our fault the captain wAs sleeping, and i had to drag u off the boat before u hurt somebody. .we laughed all the way home.
Those people were mad ...you got us a job the next day. Daddy found out a month later when he tried to pick up my check and they wouldnt let him in the building..im still laughing . I remember everything dog..dont worry! I love you
White bean
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Patty Goodwin

Posted at 12:36am
"Out of suffering has emerged the strongest of souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars"~ Kahil Gibran
You are free to start the happiest of journeys now little brother, and loving you has given me more joy than you will ever know....until we meet again my hummingbird warrior...love sis~Pattyann

Amanda Goodwin

Posted at 06:46am
I remember the day we met. I remember you getting down on one knee and proposing. I remember our stay in the cabin on the water. I remember, I remember, I remember. And I will always carry you with me in everything that I do . Rest In Peace my love until we meet again
 
KZ

Karen Zeringue Posted at 11:56pm

Praying for peace and comfort. Love you! Your friend, Karen Pitre Zeringue
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