Thelma Goss, age 97, resident of Phenix City, Alabama, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Graveside services are scheduled at Ladonia Baptist Church Cemetery, 3789 US Hwy 80, Phenix City, Alabama, on Sunday, October 25, 2020, 1 p.m. with Reverend Tommy Poole officiating, according to Vance Brooks Funeral Home, 3738 US Hwy 431N, Phenix City, Alabama.
Mrs. Goss, daughter of the late William Cobie Sexton and Lena Dorman Sexton, was born October 29, 1922 in Opp, Alabama. She was retired from Holland Creek Baptist Church where she faithfully served as Secretary for over 35 years. Mrs. Goss was a Godly woman who always served Christ and was an inspiration for her family and friends. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family, looked forward to preparing meals at Thanksgiving and other special occasions. Mrs. Goss looked forward to taking trips on bus tours with her sister and also traveling with the Happy Hearts group from Holland Creek Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing, sewing, reading, watching television game shows, and working crossword puzzles. The family remembers her as a lady who loved the Lord; someone who was accepted by all people; a woman which everyone loved; and an ideal mother.
Besides her parents, Mrs. Goss was preceded in death by her husband, Orien Fort Goss, Jr., and a sister, Trudy Moody. She is survived by one daughter, Kathryn Terry of Phenix City; two sons, Terry Goss and his wife Helen of Phenix City and Kenneth Goss and his wife Diane of Eufaula, Alabama; 14 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Russell County Baptist Association, ATTN: Food Bank, 1501 Broad Street, Phenix City, Alabama 35867.