“Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul” Psalms 116:4
Irma Jean Goff was born October 2, 1950 in Alexandria, Louisiana to the late Richard Goff, Sr., and Leona Valley Goff. She departed this life July 20, 2020 at her home in Alexandria. Irma accepted the Lord Jesus as her Savior at an early age.
During her young years she attended The Greater Saint Lawrence Baptist Church under the leadership of the Late Dr. Dave Smith. She attended and graduated from Peabody High School in the Class of 1968. Irma moved away for several years to Houston, Texas where she worked in retail. She returned to Alexandria in 1991 and worked at Sam’s until her retirement. Following her return to Alexandria, she united with the Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church where she served faithfully in hospitality and as a member of the church trustee board.
Irma was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Goff Sr and Leona Valley Goff.
Sue (Irma) leaves to cherish her beautiful memories: Her devoted son: Reginal Goff and devoted granddaughter: DeeAsia Goff… Also: (2) sisters: Patricia (Glenn) Coleman and Felitha (John) Washington, (4) brothers: Richard (Earline) Goff, Jr., David (Barbara) Valley, Dennis (Janice) Goff, and Michael (Corlette) Goff, (2) aunts: Bernice (Simon) Ozenne, Frankie (Gwen) Joseph, and cousin: Mildred Jenkins; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Services will be held at 10:30a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Alexandria, LA.
“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
2 Timothy 4:6-8
My Last Battle
I fought my last battle as long as I could
I fought the way God said I should.
Victory is in spirit, salvation is my prize.
So wipe away those tears in your eyes.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call.
I turned by back and left it all.
I could not stay another day;
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
For I found that peace at the close of the day.
If parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss—
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full; I save savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief;
Lift up your hearts…Peace to thee.
I fought my last battle and now I’m Free…
To dance with the angels,
While waiting for my loved ones
To once again dance with me.