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Joan Goode Willis

Funeral services for Mrs. Joan Goode Willis, age 87 of Hendersonville, will be held on Tuesday March 16, 2021 at 6PM at First Baptist Church in Lebanon, TN with Rev. Tyler Goode officiating. Visitation with the family will be held on Tuesday from 4PM-6PM at FBC Lebanon. Interment will be on Thursday March 18 at 1:00PM in Valhalla Cemetery in Birmingham, Alabama. Mrs. Joan was born in Tarrant, Alabama May 23, 1933 to the late Dozier Graham Lovett and Vida Gladys Parker Lovett. She passed away on Saturday March 13, 2021 at the Alive Hospice Residence in Nashville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Jack Willis in 1991.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, music teacher, pianist, organist, and friend.  Mrs. Willis taught piano for countless years, beginning at the young age of 19.  As a young lady she played piano for her father who served as a minister of music in Alabama. She began a long career as a church musician, playing the organ and serving many churches in the Middle Tennessee area, the latest of which were First Baptist Church Hendersonville, First Baptist Church Gallatin, and over 20 years as the organist of FBC Lebanon, where she retired in 2018. Mrs. Joan was a member of First Baptist Church Gallatin, a member of the Christian Women’s Club, The TN Women’s Chorale, and the American Guild of Music.

Mrs. Willis is survived by her children; Michael (Robin) Goode of Gallatin, Lloyd Goode of Madison, Catherine Goode Lester (Phil) of Boaz, AL, Roger Goode of Hendersonville, and Lonnie (Autumn Lvonne) Goode of Hendersonville; grandchildren, Tyler, Charlie, and Daniel Goode, Nathan, Zack and Graham Goode, Brittney Grega, Alex Goode, Emily Chumley, Gracie, Cassie, and Jake Goode; great-grandchildren, Wyatt Grega, Oliver Grega, Clark and Jordan Goode; brother, Norman Lovett of Cullman, AL.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

 LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon, in charge of arrangements.

Messages for the Family

  1. Sandy and Nick Martin says:
    Joan is playing for that Heavenly Choir,
    Safe and Eternally healed with Jesus.
    She is missed by all of us.
    What a Blessing to have known her,
    She had such a gift of Musicianship and Friendship!
    Praying God’s Peace and Comfort for Lonnie, Mike, and All your Family!!
    John 14:27
  2. Mike and Kim Skelton says:
    So sorry to hear about your mom. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers .
  3. Robin Adkins says:
    So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs your way.