Johns-Ridout's Mortuary-Elmwood Chapel & Elmwood Cemetery & Mausoleum
800 Dennison Ave Sw, Birmingham, AL
Sylvester Goodson Jr.
March 7, 1957 – October 25, 2019
Sylvester Goodson, Jr., was born March 7, 1957, in Montgomery, Alabama to the parentage of Minnie Tallie Moore and Sylvester Goodson Sr. He developed fond childhood memories with his parents and siblings in communities of both Montgomery and Bessemer. Experiencing enriched and rewarding educational opportunities during periods of public school enrollment balancing, Sylvester attended Wenonah and Shades Valley High. He confessed Christ at an early age and joined the First Baptist Church of Roosevelt City. Sylvester worked as Rehabilitation Counselor, and enjoyed interacting with people. He had a quiet spirit and a listening ear, able to meet individuals and soon entreat them as friends. He touched many lives, serving as father figure and role model, and instilling sound principles in counselees and others. Nuptials were in the air when Sylvester met Ginger Faye Davis, and he made her his bride. They shared a loving, lengthy and fulfilling relationship. Sylvester departed this life October 25, 2019, after a relatively brief illness. Survivors include devoted wife Ginger Davis Goodson, son Corey Dilworth, daughter Latrice Dilworth, ten grandchildren; siblings: Angelea Moore, Ray A. Moore, Darren Moore, Diana Henley; Shirley (Robert) Rendell, Stephanie (Willie) Livingston, Robbie Gilmore, Trish Vaughn, Cassandra Dorch; Gerry Goodson, Tyrone Winters, Reginald (Ernestine) Harris. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 1, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Elmwood Chapel Funeral Home with a Celebration of Sylvester's life following on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Brickyard Hill Church of God in Christ
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.johnsridoutselmwoodchapel.com for the Goodson family.
- Visitation Friday, November 1, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, November 2, 2019