Mr. Willie Goolsby

03/08/1935 - 10/30/2017

Obituary for Mr. Willie Goolsby

Mr. Willie Goolsby passed. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 2 Timothy 4:7

Mr. Willie L Goolsby was born March 8, 1935 to Mr. Willie Goolsby and Mrs. Mary Jo Goolsby in Monticello, Georgia. He was educated in the Monticello School System. He served in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge. Willie worked in the Automotive Industry for many years.

Later he moved to Atlanta, Georgia. He was a former and dedicated member of East Atlanta Church Of God under the leadership of Rev. Ozie Wattleton and Tilson Road Church of God under the leadership of Rev. Clifford Rhymes. Currently Willie was a faithful and devoted member of Faith Centered Christian Church under the leadership of Rev. Andrew B. Relaford, Jr. up until his passing. Willie loved the Lord and was willing to lend a helping hand wherever was needed.

He was married to Mrs. Ella Gordon Goolsby. They were blessed with four children. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading, cooking and spending quality time with his family. Willie loved his children and grandchildren always imparting morals and words of wisdom to them. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents Mr. Willie Goolsby and Mrs. Mary Jo Goolsby; one son, James Goolsby; one brother, Dwight Goolsby; one sister, Priscilla Iam; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Reid and Cora McCoy.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife, Mrs. Ella Goolsby; two daughters, Portia Goolsby and Rose Goolsby; two sons, Walter (Tammy) Scudders and Raymond ( Shawanna) Tucker; one brother, Mickey (Barbara) Goolsby; three sisters, Betty Elder, Joann Taylor, and Ester Goolsby; four grandchildren, Alexis Lewis, Allysa Tucker, Alajah Tucker, Crystal Scudders; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Gordon and Patricia Sterkins; one brother-in-law, Clarence (Deloris) Gordon; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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I would like to offer my condolences to the family of Mr. Goolsby and may God be a refuge and strength in your time of sorrow.(Psalms 46:1)

- P. Watts

To Family and Friends, We are very sorry for your loss. It is not an easy time to go through. Talking about it with someone always helps, and their is no one better than God, he even gives us in the Bible Hope, in John 5:28, 29 where he promises to bring back to life our loved ones. And in Revelation 21:4 he promises us a better future where we won't suffer no more.

- Perkins Family

I am very sorry for your loss. God didn't intend for things like this to happen. He promises us in Revelation 21:3, 4 that death and suffering will be no more. And he also promises us in John 5:28, 29 that he will bring back to life our loved ones. I hope you can find comfort in God's promise. To know more visit

- A. D.

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that you find comfort in Revelation 21:3-5. This scripture paints a picture of a world that is very different from what we see today. A world with no more sickness, pain and death...and it's not just a dream, it is a promise from God. He promises to reverse the effects of death and resurrect your precious one. You will never have to say a painful goodbye ever again! (John 5:28, 29)

- Natalie