Obituary: Mary Hampton (Lowry) Goodman

Obituary: Mary Hampton (Lowry) Goodman

Mary Hampton (Lowry) Goodman passed away on May 23, 2024.

Mary Hampton (Lowry) Goodman passed away on May 23, 2024. A beloved wife, mom, Mimi, and teacher, she will be fondly remembered by many whose lives she touched.

Mary is survived by her husband of 60 years, Allan Jay Goodman, their children, Ann and her husband, Jon Bignault, Neil and his wife, Amy Goodman, four granddaughters, and a great-grandson, who she loved with all her heart.

“Mary Hamp” was born on Oct. 1, 1940, in Henderson, N.C., to Gordon A. Lowry and Sara (Covington) Lowry, and grew up in South Boston, Va. Mary attended Agnes Scott College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

Mary married Allan Jay Goodman of Charlotte, N.C., in 1964. They welcomed their first child, Ann, in 1965 and the couple welcomed a son, Neil, in 1968.

Mary began her career at Woodward Elementary in DeKalb County, Atlanta, Ga., teaching “English as a Second Language.” She would later teach Language Arts at Sequoyah Middle School for many years, and she earned her Master of Education from Georgia State University while teaching full-time.

After retiring, Mary’s favorite role was as Mimi to her four granddaughters, Sarah, Sophie, Emma, and Samantha, and her great-grandson, Joshua.

There will be a family celebration of life later this summer.

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