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Mrs. Lois M. Jackson Goree, 89, of Milledgeville, passed away, peacefully, at her home Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. Ms. Goree was born in Asheville, N.C., grew up in Cuthbert and was a graduate of Randolph County High School. She was the daughter of Robert Philetus and Lois Mae Cannon Jackson. In June 1949, she married Raymond J. Goree. Prior to his death in June of 2000, they spent 51 happy years together. She was retired, from Central State Hospital, as a receptionist in the Powell Building.
She is survived by her daughters, Del Johnson and spouse, Dr. Lem Johnson, of Milledgeville; Cheryl Smetts and spouse, Steve Smetts, of Rome; two grandchildren, Brooke Smetts and spouse, Fraser of Braselton; Christen Smetts Mitchell and spouse, Dr. Doug Mitchell of Silver Creek; and three great-grandchildren, Landen, Presten and Jaxen Mitchell. She is also survived by a sister, Sue Norsworthy of Eufala, Ala. and numerous nieces and nephews.
During the late 1940s, Ms. Goree spent two years working for the Department of the Navy in Guam, before returning to the states in 1951. Her fondest memories were of her travels with her husband to many countries abroad and cities within the U.S. She enjoyed spending time with family and her beloved cat, Muffin, and reading, cooking, gardening and reminiscing about fun family times. She shared her fondest memories through her poems about family members and country home places. Spending time with her great-grandchildren and talking about "old times" gave her great pleasure.
Williams Funeral Home, Milledgeville is in charge of arrangements. Graveside services and internment will take place on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. at County Line Baptist Church in Morris.
Flowers are accepted. For those who wish to make a donation, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) of Milledgeville or to an animal organization of your choice.
You may express online condolences at www.williamsfuneral.net
Published on February 13, 2018
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