Ms. Freda Williams Goodson peacefully transitioned June 7, 2023 at McLeod Hospice House in Florence, SC.
The family will be receiving friends at 708 W. Palmetto St., Florence, SC 29501.
Celebration of life for Ms. Goodson will be 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Glorious Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, 2328 Pocket Road Darlington, SC 29532.
Public viewing will be 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2023 at the funeral home.
Please keep the Goodson family in your thoughts and prayers.
Ms. Freda Williams Goodson
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall, I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
- Psalm 27:1
Freda Williams Goodson was born in Philadelphia, PA, to Cassandra Alexander and Fred Johnson, who preceded her in death, on a Sunday afternoon, January 3, 1982, as they awaited her arrival with excitement. She was lovingly raised by her grandmother, Ellen Harris and her Aunt Crystal and was adored by the entire family. When she came home from the hospital, she was tiny, cute, precious, and chocolate, earning her first nickname “Our Chocolate Drop”!
Freda attended the Mt. Calvary Church of God under the pastoral guidance of Pastor Marjorie Williams. There she sang in the choir, ushered and was a part of the youth department. She was baptized in the name of Jesus and filled with the Holy Ghost.
Freda graduated from Simon Gratz High School in June of 2000. In June 2001, she gave birth to the love of her entire life, Nikeya! To make a better life for her and “Nia” she moved to South Carolina. There she met and married Teo Goodson and from that union came her second and third reasons to live, Destiny and TJ.
Freda worked as a Home Healthcare Aide until her transition. She loved taking care of people that needed extra care. She took pride in the fact that her patients chose to work with her and only her. Freda had the ability to turn a boring atmosphere into a good time. On one occasion, she had the ability to shut a situation down when things went left. Freda had a contagious laugh. Often, she would bring up a story out of nowhere and not be able to finish it because she would laugh so hard, all to have the people around her laughing without hearing the punch line.
She had a caring and giving heart. If she knew you needed it and she had half of it, she would give out of her need to make sure someone had what they needed. She loved life and in good times, heartbreaks, disappointments, victories and triumphs, Freda made the best of it all. Freda was a two-time cancer survivor. She was a fighter and would say often, “God wouldn’t put more on me than I can bare”!
To know Freda was to know struggle then overcoming, laughter, and a sharp tough, love and forgiveness. She was placed on this earth to do, and she accomplished it. What we needed to learn from her we received. Now it’s time to execute her life lessons.
Freda leaves to cherish her memory: her parenting companion, Jerry Allen; three children, Nikeya, Destiny and Teo Jr.; two bonus sons, Quyon Lundy and Jerry Lundy; three granddaughters, Zariah, Zyla, and K’dyn; one grandson, Azam; one sister, Angela (Bryant) Knight; three brothers, Johnathan (Talia) Alexander, Tyrone (Chasity) Johnson, and Fred Johnson; thirteen nieces, three nephews; several aunts, uncles, a host of cousins, friends and patients.