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Mary Gertrude (Morefield) Goolsby

June 15, 1917 ~ November 25, 2019 (age 102)


Mary Gertrude Moorefield Goolsby

Huntsville - Mary Gertrude Moorefield Goolsby, 102, passed away November 25, 2019. Born June 15, 1917 in Delton, Virginia to Andrew Jackson Moorefield and Minnie Christina (Dawson) Moorefield.  Mrs. Goolsby was a member of the Clarksmill, VA Church of Christ. She moved to Dayton, OH in 1932, where she graduated from Wayne High School in 1935 and then worked at the General Motors Defense Electronics Company (DELCO) before and during World War II.  After the war, she married Horace in 1946 and raised three children.  Her life was dedicated to her extended family and her church, the Northridge Church of Christ until moving to Huntsville, AL in 2008. 

Since coming to Huntsville, she has been a member of the Mayfair Church of Christ. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, who appreciated her great cooking and sense of humor. The ways in which she instilled her love of God and family as wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother have created a rich heritage spanning four generations.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Horace Raymond Goolsby and son, David Andrew Goolsby, and by 13 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Glenna Goolsby Wilbeck and son-in-law, James Wilbeck of Huntsville, AL; her son, Raymond Calvin Goolsby and daughter-in-law, Carole of Murfreesboro, TN; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at Morton and Whetstone Funeral Home in Vandalia, Ohio from 1:00 – 2:00 on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m.  Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio along with her husband and son.

The family is grateful to the Huntsville Hospital’s Hospice Family Care.

In lieu of flowers, you may send donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Hospice Family Care, 10000 Serenity Lane, Huntsville, AL 35803.



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November 30, 2019

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Morton Whetstone
139 S. Dixie Dr
Vandalia, OH 45377

Funeral Service
November 30, 2019

2:00 PM
Morton and Whetstone Funeral Home
139 S Dixie Dr
Vandalia, OH 45377


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

Hospice Family Care
10000 Serenity Lane, Huntsville AL 35803

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