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Erma Dell Gooden

March 4, 1940 ~ January 31, 2022 (age 81)


Ms. Erma Dell Gooden was born to the parentage of the late Mr. and Mrs. John H. and Ella Birdsong on March 4th, 1940. Erma was a 1958 graduate of Ophelia Hill High School in Munford, Alabama.

She was employed for a short time with Imperial Redding. Leaving industrial employment entirely, she devoted the remainder of her life to be a loving wife and mother. She was united in bonds of matrimony to Mr. Franklin D. Gooden on December 3, 1972 and to this union one child was born, a son.

She departed this life on Monday, January 31st 2022 at her home in Munford, Alabama. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Mr. Franklin D. Gooden.

Those left to cherish her memories: one son, Franklin (April) Gooden of Munford, AL; one sister, Ada McElderry of Piedmont, AL; two grandchildren, Ava and Skyla Gooden of Munford, AL; three brothers-in-law, Warren (Everlena) Gooden, Charles Gooden and Calvin Cunningham; six sisters-in-law, Thelma Birdsong, Mary Byrdsong, Mary Lee Gooden, Delois Byrdsong, Yvonne Arnold and Mary N. Gooden; a special niece and caregiver, Carolyn Bell; special helpers, Bernadine Gooden, Flossie Chatman (Niece) and Lisa Esparza; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, church family and friends.

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