Pamela JoAnn (Brown) Goodan

September 14, 1952 ~ April 24, 2022 (age 69)


Pamela JoAnn Goodan

1952 - 2022

Pamela JoAnn Brown Goodan, 69, of Mt. Sterling, KY, entered into rest Sunday morning, April 24, 2022.  She was born in Carter County, KY on September 14, 1952, to the late Lawrence Everett Brown and Lola Ione Valandingham Brown.

JoAnn was saved and baptized in 1983, and was a member of Gateway Church of God in Mt. Sterling, KY.  She loved to cook and was the ‘go to’ hostess for most of the family holiday gatherings. JoAnn was a phlebotomist at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington for many years, but also had an entrepreneurial spirit.  She owned two different gift stores; JoAnn’s of Hazard in Hazard, KY, and JoAnn’s Cards & Gifts in Mt. Sterling.  She also worked Mt. Sterling Court Days for many years, selling country ham biscuits and had the only Ale-8 booth in the state. JoAnn was such a huge part of her family’s lives in many ways; being an excellent seamstress she made her niece’s wedding veil and her daughter’s clothing while growing up. She will be remembered as a great conversationalist; and always having the best stories to tell

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Donnie Goodan; one sister, Neogia Sparks; five brothers, Howard Brown, Carmel Brown, Lawrence “Billy” Brown Jr., Chalmer Brown, and Girvan Brown; one great-grandson, Gavyn James Williams; and two sons-in-law.

JoAnn is survived by one daughter, Candy (George) Benson, of Mt. Sterling; one son, Andrew Littleton, of Mt. Sterling; one step-son, Donnie Goodan, of Mt. Sterling; two sisters, Neolia Allen, of Chesapeake, VA and Della Laverne (Robert) Suter, of Kettering, OH; three grandchildren, Jeramy (Hillary) Williams of Mt. Sterling, Lawrence (Cheyenne) Williams of Mt. Sterling, and Dominic Littleton of Gillette, WY; four step-grandchildren, Jessie (Lori) Goodan, Hannah (Zach) Carper, Haley Goodan, and JD Goodan , all of Mt. Sterling; and seven great-grandchildren, Nora, Taylin, Willow, Gunner, Karlee, Kellin, and Chance.  In addition to these, she leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, and other family and friends who will greatly miss her.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Duvall & Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Friends may visit from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the Gateway Church of God, 901 Fogg Pike, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353 and 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 1, 2022, at the Duvall & Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 149 Whitt St., Olive Hill, KY 41164. Burial will follow at the Biggs Hill Cemetery in Olive Hill, KY.

Jeremy Williams, Lawrence Williams, Dominic Littleton, and Jessie Goodan will serve as Pallbearers.

Her nephews have been named as Honorary Pallbearers.

Due to the current community rise of Covid-19, we request that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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April 30, 2022

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Gateway Church of God
901 Fogg Pike
Mount Sterling, KY 40353

May 1, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Duvall & Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Service
149 Whitt Street- P.O. Box 526
Olive Hill, KY 41164

Funeral Service
May 1, 2022

2:00 PM
Duvall & Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Service
149 Whitt Street- P.O. Box 526
Olive Hill, KY 41164

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