Services for Marsha Kay Goodwin Ethridge will be held Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 2pm at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with Nick Blake and Ron Cooper officiating. Interment will follow in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Ethridge, 59, of Meridian, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Grandview church of Christ in Meridian. Marsha graduated from Starkville High School and went to college at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS where she graduated with a degree in Special Education. She started her teaching career in Hatley, MS then Beulah Hubbard in Union, MS and Magnolia Elementary School in Meridian.
She also worked alongside her husband Ricky in their businesses, The Carpet Touch and A Better View. Her most recent endeavor was with Avon.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Ricky Edwin Ethridge; mother Wilma Sue Goodwin; children Rebecca Leanne Ethridge and David Edwin Ethridge; brothers Gary Street Goodwin (Kathy), Paul Ashley Goodwin (Traci) and Bently Craig Goodwin (Dana) along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father Odis R. Goodwin.
Pallbearers are Matt McHan, Jared Wright, Caleb Wright, Kevin Ethridge, Chris Ethridge and Will Goodwin. Honorary pallbearers are Ronald Wright and Gerald Donald Ethridge.
The family would like to thank Harrah’s Hope Lodge in Memphis, TN, West Cancer Center, Dr. Halbrook and staff at Anderson Cancer Center in Meridian and Dr. Bigelow and staff at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
In lieu of flowers, the family would request donations be made to Harrah’s Hope Lodge, 718 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 12pm to service time.
Friends may sign the online register at www.stephensfunerals.com.
Prayers for your family. So sorry for your loss.
Mary & Butch GraceMeridian, MS
We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers during this time.
Dustin and Emily SpaydeStarkville, MS
I am very sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. At times such as this I am reminded of the words of Jesus at John 5:28,29 concerning the resurrection and also the promise that God Almighty has given us at Revelation 21:4 - all causes of sorrow will be done away with. I hope these scriptures give all who are mourning some comfort.
Lois TaylorBogalusa, LA
Marsha was a great neighbor and friend. Her passing leaves me very sad. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. May God keep you as the apple of his eye and hide you under the shadow of his wings!
Sherri AdcockMeridian, MS
We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the Ethridge family at this time.
James Rainey, Lauderdale County Assessor, and StaffMeridian, MS
Truly sorry to hear of Marsha passing away. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Jim and Lee BrownBaton rouge, LA
Thoughts and prayers are with the rest of my family as they go through this loss. There are never enough of the right words to say during this time. Aunt Wilma, my heart knows how it feels at the loss of a child. May God comfort all of you at this time. Although time has gotten away from us and opportunities to see each other have come and gone, family is always near to us even when they are far away.
Caira Brown GarciaHeiskell, TN
So very sorry to hear the news of Marsha’s passing. I went to high school with her and she was such a kind sweet person! I know her family will miss her terribly! God Bless & keep you all!
Becky Russell HallFlorence, AL
Marsha and I had a great conversation on the phone while she was receiving treatment in Memphis. I will cherish that chat forever. I wish we could be there tomorrow for Aunt Wilma, Ricky, Rebecca, David, Gary, Paul, and Bentley. I love you all. Know that my thoughts and prayers are there with you. All my love, Ronda
Ronda Street DePriestWaynesburg, PA
Marsha was loved and will be missed by many. I called her Wonder Woman because she never ceased to amaze me. She fought so hard but with dignity and grace. Spread your wings and fly my friend. Go rest high on that mountain. We love you.
Cathy MonsourMeridian, MS
I’m so sorry to hear of Marsha’s passing. I’ll always remember her as kind and friendly to everyone.
Marcia BoyettWest Point, MS
My heart goes out to all of you. I remember Marsha from A Better View and Avon. God Bless you all.
Shirley A McNeelyFerriday, LA