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MRS. RUBY BRANHAM GOODLETT – Age 93, of Dalton, Georgia passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Murray County, Georgia to the late Joe Branham and Onie Beck Branham. Mrs. Branham was a 1943 graduate of Emery Street High School, and attended Fort Valley State College, Albany State College, and Dermis-Cura Beauty College in Atlanta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Lucille Branham, Amanda Calhoun, Eula Lee Branham, brother, Murray Branham, niece/daughter, Edna Murphy, and nephews, William L. Calhoun and Wiley E. Calhoun.

She is survived by her son, Murray G. Goodlett of Dalton, Georgia; granddaughters, Camille Goodlett Stephens of Atlanta, Georgia and Chante Black of Raleigh, North Carolina; great grandchildren, Jordan Goodlett, Arayah Goodlett, and Christian Malik Stephens; nieces, Mary Sims and Elaine Winn; special cousins, Carolyn Gay and Kate Kemp; special friends, Marge Barton, friends at Lesotho, Southern Africa, South Africa and Thandi Luthuli Gcabashe and her family; surrogate daughter, Amy Bloomfield; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends; special thanks to Karen Bryan, Margina Norris and Chaplain Steve Miller of Heartlite Hospice.

The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel with Rev. Eddie S. Reynolds, Rev. Erma Raymond, and other ministers officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Kappa Alpha Psi, Masonic Brothers, and Dalton High Class of 1968.  Flower Bearers are the Women of Bethel A.M.E Church and Dalton High Class of 1968.  Honorary Flower Bearers are members of the Woman’s Community Club.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 11:00 A.M. until the funeral hour. Interment will be in Center Valley Cemetery. Please share your thoughts and memories of Mrs. Ruby Branham at www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com. Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.


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  • Saturday, July 08, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Willis Funeral Home, Inc.
  • Sunday, July 09, 2017
    We’ll be praying for you and your family. God’s love and grace are always with you.
    ~ Christine & Christopher M. Austin   Dalton, GA
  • Monday, July 10, 2017
    I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.
    ~ M Jones   New Bern NC
  • Monday, July 10, 2017
    I am so sad that I've lost my "2nd Mom," but tremendously proud of the way that Ruby lived her life. I know that she will continue to influence the way I live mine. Deepest condolences to Greg and family from my mother, my two sisters, and me. Love and prayers to all.
    ~ Amy Rose Bloomfield   Siler City, NC
  • Monday, July 10, 2017
    PS--Wonderful photo of Ruby. It really captures her joyful spirit!
    ~ Amy Bloomfield   Siler City, NC
  • Monday, July 10, 2017
    I'm sending my love and prayers all the way from South Africa. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones. Your wonderful mother Ruby is now watching over you all from a very happy place. Stay blessed!
    ~ Motheo Dioka   Pretoria
  • Monday, July 10, 2017
    On behalf of all the families and acquaintances from South Africa and Lesotho I extended my condolences to the Goodlett family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. This is not a period but a comma,till we meet beyond! Peace!
    ~ Zizi Matanda   Grand Rapids, MI
  • Monday, July 10, 2017
    On behalf of the Southern African families that were touched by the Goodlett family I extend my condolences to the family. Mother Ruby will be missed but she lives through all the lives she touched. This is not a period but a comma till we meet again beyond this realm of existence. Peace!
    ~ Zizi Matanda   Grand Rapids, MI
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    THINKING OF YOU AT THIS TIME OF LOSS OF YOUR LOVE ONE. PRAYING THAT GOD WILL GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH TO CARRY ON. THE SOUTH DALTON GANG SENDS THEIR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY. WE LOVE YOU GREG!
    ~ Patsy Mcdade & FAMILY   DALTON
  • Thursday, July 13, 2017
    Our deepest sympathy in your time of bereavement.
    ~ Helen Baker Manning & Family   Dalton, GA
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY WE PRAY THAT GOD WITH COMFORT YOU AND ON.
    ~ KAY FRANCES MOODY AND FAMILY   CHATTANOOGA
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY MAY CARING THOUGHT COMFORT YOU AT THIS TIME OF SORROW. PASTOR CHARLES CATCHINGS & FIRST LADY MEMBERS & FRIENDS
    ~ LIBERTY BAPTISH CHURCH   DALTON
  • Thursday, July 13, 2017
    Aunt Ruby, I am glad you are reunited with your parents, sisters, and brother. Although you are missed and loved by your family still here, we all know that you are free from pain and full of more joy and happiness than you could ever receive on earth, because you are with the Lord, no greater love! Kiss granny for me when you see her.
    ~ Evette O'Neal   Acworth, GA
  • Thursday, July 13, 2017
    Aunt Ruby, I am glad you are reunited with your parents, sisters, and brother. Although you are missed and loved by your family still here, we all know that you are free from pain and full of more joy and happiness than you could ever receive on earth, because you are with the Lord, no greater love! Kiss granny for me when you see her.
    ~ Evette O'Neal   Acworth, GA
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    stay strong my brother we are here for you
    ~ John and Faye sanford   Atlanta, GA
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    My condolences for the loss of a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. As you celebrate a life well-lived, remember that as long as there are memories, she will live on in your hearts. Allow God to sustain you and to give you peace. Sending prayers of peace and comfort, Carolyn T. Hunter
  • Sunday, July 16, 2017
    I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.
    ~ M Jones   New Bern NC
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    May the good Lord bless and keep you as you navigate the journey of your grief process due to your recent loss I pass God's peace to all of you Be and stay blessed
    ~ Marvin Henderson   Ravenna, OH