Rena Goodson


Memorial services for Rena Belle Fitzgerald Goodson, 74, of Holly Lake Ranch will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Gresham with the Rev. Roy Thoene officiating. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Croley Funeral Home in Hawkins. Rena went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 8, 2013, at 11:40 p.m. at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.
Mrs. Goodson was born Jan. 4, 1939, in Chireno to Elton Teel and Emma Mae Graham Fitzgerald. She spent her professional career as a radiology technician for 35 years. Upon retirement she moved to Holly Lake Ranch to enjoy life with her late husband, Richard Henry Jacobson, of 28 years. On Nov. 11, 2011, she married Joe Bill Goodson of Tyler.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Bill Goodson, of Holly Lake Ranch; son, Gary Garrison, of DeSoto; daughters, Wendie Garrison, of Duncanville, Nancy Hill, of Commerce, and Richelle Espinoza, of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother, Elton Glen Fitzgerald; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Goodson was preceded in death by her parents; son, Steven Jacobson; brother, Louis Calvin Fitzgerald.
No formal visitation is scheduled.
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on June 13, 2013