Laura Mae Goosby, 85, of Fayetteville, passed away on Friday (November 13, 2020) at her residence. She was born in Lincoln County, on August 25, 1935 to the late Margie Elizabeth Wells and H.H. Counts. She began working at Serbin and then worked at Jonathan Logan as a seamstress. Later she worked at Jama Manufacturing in Petersburg and finally at Walmart until her retirement.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Joe Goosby; sisters, Virginia C. Ward and Anneva C. Holland; and brother, Lawson Counts.
Mrs. Goosby is survived by her daughter: Linda Goosby (Randall) Griner of Mulberry; son: Terry Wayne (Jackie) Goosby of Pulaski; grandchildren, Jeremy R. (Allison) Brown, Jacob R. Griner, Jordan M. (Alex) Clemons and Jessica (Chris) Fegyo; two great grandchildren, Hunter Fegyo and Clayton Clemons; step-grandchildren, Deseri Ireland Pires (David Propp), Christie Ireland (Daniel) Gulley and Kenny (Ashley) Hughes; step-great grandchildren, Natalie Sexton, Beckham Sexton, Justin Dimmitt, Brittany Dimmitt, Timothy McElvaney, Ethan Pires, Jonathan Wydner, Siera Ireland and Annabelle Hughes; step-great-great grandchild, Ryker Dimmitt; sister, Marie (David) Walker of Pelham; and brothers, Barkley (Judy) Counts of the Lincoln community and Lonnie (Jo-Dean) Counts of Flintville.
Special thanks to her caregivers, Margaret Goosby, Carole Whitted and Betty Bradford; Hospice nurse: Jessica Bates; tech: Lynn Molina; and the staff of Lynchburg Skilled Nursing Center for their support, love and care.
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Langford officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Visitation is Tuesday from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m.
Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Laura Mae Goosby.