She was born April 26, 1954, in Orleans, France, to Sgt. First Class J.B. and Ouida Goodwin. She graduated from Refugio High School in 1972, and from Sam Houston State University. She married Ronnie “Hitter” Gipson on Aug. 4, 1972, in Huntsville. She was a social worker and member of First Baptist Church in College Station.
She was preceded in death by her father, J.B. Goodwin and her step-father, Price Johnson.
Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Gipson of College Station; a son, Josh (Kathryn) Gipson of College Station; two daughters, Leah and Rebekah Gipson of College Station; a brother, James (Cindy) Johnson of Corpus Christi; a sister, Donna Johnson of Papalote; and her mother, Ouida Johnson of College Station, formerly of Beeville and Refugio.
A memorial service was conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at First Baptist Church in College Station. A private burial will be held in her hometown of Refugio at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Emmanuel Lighthouse Mission, ELMS, P.O. Box 4513, Bryan, TX 77805.
Arrangements were under Callaway Jones Funeral Home, Bryan.