Joan Marie Goch

November 11, 1933March 25, 2021

Joan Marie (Harper) Goch, age 87, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021. She was born November 11, 1933 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. While in high school, Joan worked in drafting and insurance sales. She was quick witted, sharp minded with a wonderful sense of humor. An exceptionally talented artist, Joan enjoyed painting and sketching. A connoisseur of food, she took great pleasure in eating and she loved to travel, especially to the beach. An annual trip to St. George Island, Florida was always on Joan’s calendar. Joan was adopted as a baby. She had recently been given a DNA kit from giving her the opportunity to research her family history. She worked as a caregiver in eldercare for many years. Joan was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Douglasville, Georgia.

Preceding her in death were her parents, John William “Bill” and Nellie (Raines) Harper; and a son, John Berenyi.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Bob Berenyi (Melanie) of Douglasville, Georgia and Frank Berenyi (Sirenna) of Doylestown, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Jan Berenyi of Doylestown, Ohio; grandchildren, Brandy Fosdick (Ron), Heather Berenyi, Jason Berenyi (Renee), Casey Berenyi (Brooke) and Joey Jarvis; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Christian, Serenity, Arian, Luna, Aiden, Isabella “Bella”, Carter and Brielle; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 2515 Pope Road, Douglasville, Georgia 30135 on Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 10:30am to 12:00pm with Pastor Allen Young officiating. The family will plan a scattering in Florida following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Joan Marie Goch to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Checks may be mailed to the church address at 2515 Pope Road, Douglasville, GA 30135.

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Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134


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    Sunday, April 11, 2021


Joan Marie Goch

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Emlous & Donna Lattea

April 4, 2021

Bob & Melanie, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother, Joan Goch. She was a wonderful woman and a true follower of our Lord Jesus Christ. She came to our church in Akron (Kenmore) , Ohio for several years and I loved all the beautiful cards she sent to various ones in the church over the years. God truly gave her a talent for saying the right words or scriptures for the time it was needed, and she blessed me many times with the right words in cards that she sent to me or my wife Donna. We all loved her so much from the time we first met her and her friend Betty when they first visited our church. She was a great lady in the eyes of Our GOD and I know she is happy now being with the Lord. Our prayers are for you and all of your families. She talked to me many times about all her family and how proud she was of all of you children and grand and great grandchildren. I could go on and on about sharing about your Mom but I know she’s HAPPY now with her Lord and loved ones gone on, especially her son, John, and her Mom and Dad. God Bless you all and we’ll never forget her. She was a sweetheart!!! I only wish I could be there for her ceremony and Graduation at the church you all go to and celebrate with you!! 🙏🙏🙏

Debra Mayfield

March 27, 2021

The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Goch Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.