Doris Jordan Goodson

DARLINGTON – Doris Jordan Goodson, 85, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, surrounded by her family. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a private family graveside service was held at Grove Hill Cemetery, directed by Belk Funeral Home. Born Sept. 26, 1935, Doris was the daughter of the late William Foster Jordan and Addie Odom Jordan. She worked as corporate secretary for R.E. Goodson Construction. Doris and Robert loved spending time with their family in Darlington and at the beach, and she enjoyed having tea parties with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Doris was a member of Darlington First Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Robert E. Goodson Jr.; sons, Robert E. “Eddie” Goodson III (Carolyn), Ronald “Ronnie” A. Goodson Jr. (Janet), and Thomas “Tom” P. Goodson Sr.; grandchildren, Dorene G. Bouska (Patrick), Robert E. “Bobby” Goodson IV (Tracy), Ronald “Ron” A. Goodson Jr. (Whitney), Jordan Goodson, Thomas “Tyler” P. Goodson Jr., Barrett B. Goodson, Alexandria P. “Alex” Goodson, Bailey E. Goodson; great-grandchildren, Aiden Bouska, Trevor Bouska, Elayna Bouska, Joey Goodson, Regan Goodson, Davis Goodson and Ari Goodson. She is also survived by her sister, Geraldine Moody; brothers, Basil Jordan (Peggy) and Larry Jordan (Marie). She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Caroline Grace Bouska; a granddaughter-in-law, Heather N. Goodson; brothers, Willard Jordan and Wayne Jordan; and sister, LaRae J. Britt. The family would like to express their appreciation for the love and exceptional care Doris received from her dear friends and caregivers: Judy Simon, Larissa Simon, Lisha Reed, Calperta Samuel, Gloria House, Sarah West, Michelle Samuel and her hospice nurse Butch Boan. Memorials may be made to Darlington First Baptist Church, PO Box 297, Darlington, SC 29540. Live-stream services began at 4 p.m. Saturday. An online guestbook will be available at

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