Mary Louise (Goodman) Southall

Born: Mon., Dec. 31, 1928
Died: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 04, 2018
Location: Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Oct. 05, 2018
Location: Grace United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Oct. 05, 2018
Location: Grace United Methodist Church

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Mary Louise Goodman Southall died peacefully at the Always in Grace Assisted Living of Havre de Grace on Monday, October 1, 2018. Mary Lou was 89 years old, the second of two daughters born to Carl and Theresa Graybeal Goodman. Mary Lou was raised in the town of Port Deposit, MD, and was a graduate of the former Jacob Tome Institute of Port Deposit, MD, Class of 1946.

Mary Lou learned to swim in the Susquehanna River and once rode a bicycle across the double-decker bridge to see a movie in Havre de Grace when it only cost a nickel.

Mary Lou went on to Temple University and then to the University of Maryland where she graduated as a Lab Technician. She went on to work at the Harford Memorial Hospital of Havre de Grace for a career that spanned 25 years.

She met Herbert (Sonny) Southall on a blind date and they were married on March 31, 1950, a union that lasted over 65 years.

Dad and Mom were always up for an adventure. They had a boat they kept at the yacht basin for years and they would always be out water skiing or just cruising. With their many travel trailers they crossed the United States four times. In the winter they would spend a month in Florida visiting with their daughter and her family. Over the years they traveled with family to Maine and Tennessee.

They both loved sports and would follow the Baltimore Colts wherever they played. They attended the first and third Super Bowls in Miami.

Mary Lou and Sonny raised five children putting them all through college. She is survived by her children, Roger A. Southall, Sr., and wife, Beverly, Janet L. Southall, Shirley T. Morse and husband, Don, and Linda S. Barton; grandchildren, Ruth L. Ventela, Roger Southall, Jr., Donny Morse, Casey Schmiedel, Jason, Jeremy, and Joshua Wilson, Natalie and Jeffery Barton; ten great grandchildren, Hannah Ventela, Caden and Madison Southall, Hannah Lynn and Gracie Lee Morse, Jason, Jr., Jaden, Jaxon and Kennedi Wilson, and Gavin Schmiedel; sister, Edith Foland and sister-in-law, Peggy Scholl and husband, Wilbur.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert (Sonny) Southall, Jr., and daughter, Joann Sarah Southall Wilson.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Brightview Assisted Living and the Always in Grace Assisted Living for making Mom’s life comfortable over the last five years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Tome School Alumni Fund or to the Grace United Methodist Church in care of Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., P.O. Box 766, Perryville, MD 21903-0766.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, October 5, 2018, 11 AM, at the Grace United Methodist Church, 110 West Bel Air Avenue, Aberdeen, MD. Visitations for family and friends will be held Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7 PM until 9 PM, at the Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, P.A., of Perryville, MD, with a second visitation scheduled for Friday, October 5, 2018, 10 AM until 11 AM, at the church prior to the funeral service. Dr. Robert T. Clipp of the Grace United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be in Harford Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen, MD.

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Sylvia Miller
   Posted Tue October 02, 2018
Roger and Bev,
Sorry for your loss and sending prayers for comfort.
Sylvia Miller
New Oxford, PA
Former resident of Brightview and member St.Paul’s

Claudine Harvey
   Posted Wed October 03, 2018
I know there’s no words to comfort, losing your Mom. But know she is with Jesus and reunited with all her Loved ones who have Faithfully departed. I’ll always remember her sweetness and unconditional Love she had for her family and all us crazy cross country team mates, especially being 2nd Mom to Jackie and Kevin 😍. God is Faithful and she’s with Him and we’ll all be reunited, one day. Much Love & prayers to the family. My heart is with you all ❤️

Co-workers & Friends of Shirley Morse
   Posted Fri October 05, 2018
Shirley & Family,

Please accept our condolences for the loss of your mother. Mothers can never be replaced, and most of us don't get to keep them for our entire lives. We hope your memories of her bring you comfort. You must continue to carry her memory in that special place in your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

From your APG CPAC Family!

   Posted Fri October 05, 2018

I am saying this to you as a friend from experience and not as your supervisor. It’s been a since May 2015 when I lost my mom to cancer. When I say the words “I lost my mom” out loud, they don’t seem right, because a lost sock can be found again. This isn’t just a missing sock. This is a huge hole in my gut, which will never, ever go away. Losing a parent means you’ve joined a club with people who understand that just walking out the front door with your shoes on and your hair washed can be a challenge. You cry a lot, and at random times. Life seems like you’re permanently wearing sunglasses, never the same brightness it was before. People expect you to be okay after about a week or two. You can never fully grieve because something new hits you every day. You’ve joined a club with people – one I never wanted to be in.

In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! We are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory. Someday you're gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You'll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing.

With sympathy,

Adrian Banks-Jones

Erica Boone
   Posted Tue October 16, 2018

Sending my condolences to you and your family. I pray that the Lord will wrap his loving arms around you all to comfort you during this time. Please take it day by day and if you ever need to talk please know that I am an listening ear.

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