Dovie Jane Goolsby
December 11, 1936 - August 5, 2021
Funeral service for Ms. Dovie Jane Goolsby, 84, of Hawkins, Texas, was held Monday, August 9, at Croley Funeral Chapel in Hawkins, Texas, with Brother Ray Pilgrim presiding and President Larry Pollard officiating. Interment followed at Hawkins City Cemetery. Ms. Goolsby was born December 11, 1936, in Pine Mills, Texas, to Harry and Fern Hall Burns. She passed from this life peacefully on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at her home in Hawkins with her daughter by her side. Dovie married Jerry Neal Goolsby on August 21, 1959 and they were married for 40 years. She attended Hawkins High School, Tyler Junior College and Texas Woman’s University with a focus on education and home economics. She was a homemaker and employed at Hawkins ISD as a substitute teacher for many years. Dovie was a member of the Mineola Rebekah Lodge for over 50 years and volunteered often with the Salvation Army. She loved spending time with her family and devoted countless hours to reading the Book of Mormon. She enjoyed traveling and did so extensively with her husband during his 20 year military career. In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, knitting, quilting, reading, singing, and gardening. Many people would say Ms. Goolsby loved unconditionally and was the kindest person they ever met. She was an honest woman of her word, generous, endearing, and would help anyone in need. Dovie is survived by her daughter, Janie Fern (Goolsby) Johnson and son-in-Law, Thomas Johnson; sister, Dorothy Janette McMullen; grandchildren, Sean Willman, Makana Johnson, Maile Johnson and many nieces and nephews who she considered grandchildren; Cindy Douthitt, Cheryl Evans, Kayla Brown, Laura Vance, Heather Evans, Robert Charles Evans, Matthew Crone, great nieces and nephews: Chay Brown, Kenna Brown, Seger Brown, Georgia Vance, Scarlette Vance, Timber Vance, Wilder Vance, Copen Evans, Callee Evans, Coltin Evans, Charles Evans, Kamdyn Evans, Kaysen Evans, Kyson Kelly, and Ayden Banks; and many friends, including a special friend, Barbara Scofield. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Neal Goolsby; and brothers, Bobby Claude Burns, Henry Elvis Burns, and special friend Gene Phillips.
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