Syvone Goodman

March 30, 1942 - March 22, 2012
Syvone Goodman


Syvone Eason Goodman, affectionately known to many as “Grammy,” passed away Thursday March 22, 2012, one week shy of her 70th birthday.

Mrs. Goodman was born March 30, 1942 in Zebulon, NC to the late James Marion Eason and Fola McGee Eason. She married Edgar Thomas Goodman Jr. September 11, 1965 and had three children, who then gave her eight grandchildren. Family was of upmost importance to Grammy, if she wasn’t spending time with her grandchildren she was telling someone about them.

Mrs. Goodman loved to go camping. From younger days on the hiking and rock climbing trips with her husband and lifelong friends Don and Judy Jackson, to the big family vacations in campgrounds across the country, and finally the peaceful summers she spent with her husband in their camper trailer at Secluded Valley, near Spruce Pines, NC during her golden years. Camping was a way for Grammy to spend time with her loved ones, away from the distractions of everyday life.
Mrs. Goodman graduated from Lee H. Edwards High School in 1960, then moved to Washington D.C. and worked in federal government offices during the Cold War before she met her husband and started a family.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Edgar Thomas Goodman Jr., daughter, Marian Syvone Goodman Alexander and husband Wayne of Wilmington, son, Edgar Thomas Goodman III and wife, Erika of Charleston, SC and daughter Mary Catherine Goodman of Wilmington. Grammy also leaves behind grandchildren: Chris, Zack, Joey, Sara, Nikki, Katie, James and Rachel, as well as her younger siblings: brother, James Phillip Eason of Kernersville, NC and sister, Joni Annette Eason Johnston of Arlington, VA.

A celebration of life gathering will be held Sunday, March 25 at 1pm, with a memorial service at 3pm, located at Grammy’s house: 4 Pinewood Circle, Wilmington, NC 28409.

The family has requested donations be made to the Salvation Army in Mrs. Goodman’s honor.

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Wlmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • March 23, 2012
    Sara Goodman says:
    Grammy I love you. you have always been there for me and your the best grandmother the world has ever known. I MISS YOU!

  • March 23, 2012
    Cathryn Howard Morse says:
    Dear Joni and family Please know you are being held up with prayers and love. Cathryn

  • March 23, 2012
    Horace likes says:
    I remember visiting Syvone and her family when they lived in Ashville, NC in the late '50's. I remember a very pretty girl. She came to several of the Liles' reunion in recent years. Sorry for your lost.

  • March 24, 2012
    Cullen Phillip Eason says:
    Syvone was an amazing aunt. I will always miss her dearly. I loved being around her and going to visit her, whether at her house in Wilmington or at Secluded Valley. She always had a great story to tell, and always had me laughing! I will never forget all of my fond memories of visiting her in my childhood and even through my teen years. I hate this had to happen so soon, and I never expected that this would be the reason for the next time we visited her. I love you and miss you dearly aunt Syvone! You're in a better place now, with a much greater peace of mind, I hope.

  • March 24, 2012
    Frances Eason says:
    God Bless each one of you. We will miss our dear friend. We will meet again in that great reunion with Jesus