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Esther Louise "Judy" Goforth

July 20, 1928 - January 6, 2022

Esther Louise (Judy) Goforth, 93, went to be with her “Good Lord” on Thursday, January 6, 2022, in Gainesville, Texas.  She was born to Marvin Grady Price and Willie Ardie Harpole Price on July 20, 1928 in Bloomdale, Texas.  Judy was baptized as a teenager and was a lifelong, devoted Christian.  She married her teenage sweetheart Leonard Goforth on October 16, 1946 in Grayson County, Texas.  They raised five wonderful children together and were married 56 years before Leonard’s passing in 2003.  Judy was very dedicated to her family and was an excellent cook.  In the 1960s she proudly managed the cafeteria at Texas Instruments in Richardson, Texas.  In her retirement, Judy was an avid quilter and seamstress, selling many of her works over the years.  Judy leaves her loved ones with unforgettable memories and loving stories.  She will be dearly missed by her loving family, devoted friends and all of the wonderful individuals who knew and loved her. 

Judy is survived by daughter, Linda Kae Stansbury of Gainesville, Texas; son, Jimmy Lynn Goforth and wife, Frances of Menifee, California; daughter, Lisa Diane Robbins and William (Billy) Bell of Howe, Texas; daughter, Sandy Jean Barnwell of Gainesville, Texas; daughter, Barbara Ann Tiller and Matthew Wilburn of Celina, Texas; sister, Willie Mae (Pie) Callahan of Merced, California; sister, Ruby Hamilton of McKinney, Texas; sister, Jeannie Mitchell of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Justin Stansbury, Rachel Stansbury, Courtney Robbins, Chad Robbins, Brent Robbins, Matt Tiller, Jennifer Alonso, Jessica Castillo, Austin Tiller, and Ashleigh Tiller; several great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Willie Price; husband, Leonard; brothers, John Price and Dee Price; son-in-law, Dennis Tiller; son-in-law; Bob Stansbury; son-in-law, Kenneth Robbins; father-in-law, Lynn Goforth; mother-in-law, Lillie Goforth; brother-in-law. Junior Hamilton; brother-in-law, Thomas Mitchell; brother-in-law, Jack Callahan; sister-in-law, Louise Goforth; and sister-in-law, Frances Price .  

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Cottage Hill Cemetery, near Celina, Texas.  Pastor Kelly Montgomery officiating. The service is available to view at the following link; https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/esther-louise-judy-goforth.

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This wonderful lady who I know as my mother in law was a great woman who I loved very much. She always had a passion for life and her family. She will be missed by great multitudes of family and friends.
Jim barnwell, January 10, 2022 I love you mom. Jimmy Goforth, January 10, 2022 Thank you, Mom, for the unending love, care and wisdom you gave me so willingly; and most of all, thank you for giving me life. You are forever etched into my heart. I love you, Mom. Kay Stansbury, January 9, 2022 There is so much I want to say about Mama I am at a loss how to fit it all into just a few words. My mother was so strong that she raised 3 families of kids. Her first family was Linda and Jimmy and by the time Linda graduated she was pregnant with the first of her second family. Lisa was born that summer and then 2 years later here came me. I was 10 yrs old when mom took on her 3rd family Barbara. That little bundle came at the age of 48 for mom and I watched her battle so much with her till it was learned that Barbara had a stomach problem. She was a woman of God from my earliest memory and Mom loved her kids and grandkids and she always made sure everyone knew it. The photo I share was from mother's day and she was and still is Mama bear to all 5 of her children. I remember countless times when mom went with me when I was delivering for the Dallas morning news and she enjoyed throwing those papers and how she was up and ready go at 1 am and helped roll papers on Saturday afternoon for Sunday. She was the toughest, strongest and most respected woman I know. I spent the last 8 yrs of my life by her side and I dont know how to face tomorrow without her but if I'm anything like my Mama I will somehow find the strength to move forward without her. The only thing Mama cherished more than those she loved was her precious Jessie. I promised mama I would take care of Jessie and I will. I will miss you everyday and you will always be a part of me till we meet again . I LOVE YOU MAMA .
Sandy, January 8, 2022
Mama you will always be with me night and day for ever in my heart. Mama I love you dearly. And will miss you lots. Lisa Robbins, January 8, 2022