Wilma Sue Goodwin

March 26, 1932October 7, 2020

Wilma Sue Goodwin, 88, of Little Rock, AR, passed away peacefully in her West Fork, AR, home on October 7, 2020.
 Sue, self-named “Maw Maw” upon becoming a grandmother, lived a thoroughly modern life not typical of her 
generation. Born in Prescott, AR, as one of 6 siblings, Sue lived life her way. At 18 years old and on the day of her wedding to Tommy Goodwin, they both got their pilot’s license. She had many great stories of her flying planes, even once “landing” in a tree! From there, Sue began working at AT&T. Her long career at AT&T began as an assembly worker on a production line and ended with her in a managerial position over many employees. Sue and Tommy, married for 58 years, thoroughly enjoyed life and each other. Even in adversity, Sue always rested in the joy and comfort of her faith in God.

The two liked to travel and visited every state capital. They loved gardening, nature, watching the Razorbacks, and cracking jokes. But their greatest joy in life was their family. Sue was an avid reader and lover of stories, always passing on interesting tales to her grandchildren. These stories, along with the example she set as a strong and generous woman of faith will be remembered and passed on in our family forever. Sue is preceded in death by her parents Loomis Lotton Barger and Mary Josephine Barger, 1 brother Stanley Barger and 1 sister Avatine Barger, her husband Tommy Goodwin, their 2 daughters, Belinda Goodwin and Darla Hines, and grandson, John Hines. Sue is survived by grandchildren David & Jaky Hines, of El Paso, TX, Olivia Hines, of West Fork, AR, and two great-granddaughters.
 A graveside service will be held at Oakland Fraternal Cemetery, October 17 at 1 pm. Visitation will be held at 10:30a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, 5800 W. 12th Street Little Rock, Arkansas 72204.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


Wilma Sue Goodwin

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Dennis House

October 14, 2020

Olivia and family... Sue was an important part of my childhood and life. She was the first “grown up” that I felt would listen and even enjoy a conversation with me. She could be a bit intimidating to an 8-year old boy, but by the time I was 12 or 13, she had become a true confidant and source of encouragement and direction. Darla and I were fast friends, so I spent a lot of time at her house... even being invited by Sue and Tommy to join them on a few weekend camping trips... it was like being set free for a day or two. I cherish those times and Sue, Tommy, Bendy... and Darla. May God bless you all now and forever.

Olivia Hines

October 13, 2020

Love you forever and always,
Your little princess.


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