Edna "Drini" Goodman
October 1, 1954 – May 14, 2019
Edna "Drini" Goodman passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 64 years old. She was a dedicated mother first and foremost, known for her sweet soul and compassionate heart, which was the size of Texas. She was also an outstanding sister, aunt, and loving friend with a one-of-a-kind spirit! She was born October 1, 1954, in Manhattan, New York, where she lived proudly for over 40 years. She is survived by her spouse, Benjamin Goodman; children, John and Jeremy Cordero; sisters, Nancy Lee and Egda Stevens; nieces, Elizabeth Rosado and Jessica Barr; nephew, Jeffrey Rosado; as well as many great nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her father, Enrique Suarez and mother, Rita Suarez. Drini was an active member of the PHA (Pulmonary Hypertension Association), serving as a Support Group Leader and volunteering at local events. She served as an active member of the Citizens' Patrol of Watauga and PF Warriors and was a hospice volunteer and a proud alumni officer of the Auxiliary Police Department at NYPD (New York Police Department). She enjoyed eating out with friends, was an avid Golden Girls fan, loved disco and Latin jazz music, and some of her favorite times were spent with her beloved family. Drini's family will receive friends on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Keller's Old Town Funeral Home. A funeral service with reception to follow will begin at 2:00pm on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Keller's Old Town Funeral Home, 220 Keller Parkway, Keller, Texas 76248. "For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's."
- Pulmonary Hypertension Association
- Family Will Receive Friends Friday, May 17, 2019
- Funeral Service Sunday, May 19, 2019
Edna "Drini" Goodman
May 17, 2019
Will miss your funny Facebook postings. Will miss our conversations at the PH meetings. But most , will miss your smile and your warm heart. Rest In Peace my dear friend.Love you
May 16, 2019
Drini, I will miss you so much. You were my best friend and confidante. I will really miss our weekly lunches. I always loved the looks we got when we ordered our beverages. Ha!! I loved our chats everyday. I will miss seeing Drini on my text messages. Your last message was May 8, 2:33 AM...it was just a bunch of nonsensical letters...I texted back and someone texted ICU. I’m so happy I got to see you even though you were sedated. I hope you heard me.
You have influenced me more than you will ever know. You taught me to accept diagnosis’ but to also fight as hard as I could. You taught me to not let the disease take over your life. You taught me to live life. You taught me true compassion, kindness and unconditional love. You’ve made me appreciate my family so much more and to not take them for granted.
Drini, I know you are breathing easy and your legs are working and I bet you have a car too!! I’ll see you one day...love you!
May 16, 2019
What a great person to have shared time with. I will always remember how Drini accepted not only my daughter Marissa into her heart when she married John, but also our entire family. We quickly became friends and family. She was always able to maintain her happiness and smile no matter what, even though she was in constant pain. It was contagious. As long as we always remember the good times we shared then she will be with us in spirit. She was taken way too soon. Our world has suffered a great loss. Drini, you will be missed. You will always be loved. We will continue to watch over John and Jeremy and the rest of the family, as I know you will from above.
May 15, 2019
My dearest childhood friend, we have known each other since Kindergarten and I recall pulling your long pigtails saying "kidi up", like you were my pony. I know that annoyed the heck out of you. Through the years we became very close friends, we were called " Ham and Eggs" by our friends because we were always together. You were the first friend I ever confided my most intimate secrets to. I recall we used to hang out till the wee hours either partying or just playing scrabble. You weren't just my best friend, you were also the sister I never had. I will miss you dearly and hold you close to my heart. May you rest in peace my friend. You're free at last from the constraints of the illness which held you bound here. I love you!