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Barbara Goodsell

December 19, 1952 - May 27, 2023


Barbara Beth “Bobbie” Goodsell, age 70, of Bristol, Tennessee, returned to Our Lord at 11:26 pm the night of Saturday, May 27th of, 2023. She passed in the care of the excellent staff at the Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Bobbie was born in Syracuse, New York, on December 19th of 1952, to parents, Wanda Benvenutti Goodsell and Robert Goodsell. Living much of her childhood in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, she graduated from Bay High School in 1973, after which she earned her associate degree in business at Phillips Junior College in Gulfport, MS.

During her long life, Bobbie was blessed to live in places like Washington State, Okinawa, Japan, and the Philippine Islands. Much of her adult life was lived in various towns in Northern Alabama. She recently retired from the food service industry and moved to Bristol, Tennessee. In retirement, she focused her energies on her long-held crafting hobby and her love of reading. Bobbie was also known for her passion for animals as she was never without one or more beloved pets. Many friends have commented about being uplifted by her thoughtful cards and daily messages.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents, Wanda & Robert Goodsell, and her Sisters, Irene “Pat” Fayard & Beverly “Jo” Thornton. She is survived by her siblings Mike Goodsell, Tori Miller, Michelle Hillebrand & Chelsey Reeves, friends and roommates Mary Williams and Kenneth Corbin, and her beloved dog, BeauxBeaux.

Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral service of Bobbie to be held at St. Rose De Lima 301 S. Necaise Avenue, Bay St. Louis, Ms. 39520 at 10:00 a.m., June, 17th, 2023. A graveside service and burial will follow immediately after at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Trinity Memorial Centers Funeral Home (423-723-8177) is honored to serve the Goodsell family.