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Joanne Goldsmith

August 12, 1924 ~ April 10, 2018 (age 93)
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“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28


Late Tuesday evening, April 10th, Joanne Goldsmith left for Heaven. Her three sons, her daughter-in-law, and two very special friends were by her side to wish her “God Speed.” We’re all going to miss her, but we’re happy that she’s now free from pain, and reunited with the love of her life, Donald. Joanne was born in Chester, Pennsylvania, the second child in a family of four children. In 1944, before her 20th birthday, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After WWII ended, while she was stationed at Taylor Model Basin in Maryland, she met Donald Goldsmith who had been recently discharged from the U.S. Army. It was a case of love at first sight. Joanne and Donald were married on February 15, 1947, and were inseparable until Donald’s death in 2011. In 1956, after Donald accepted a job at Patrick AFB, Joanne, Donald, and their three boys moved to Cocoa Beach. Joanne was a Charter Member of the Cocoa Beach First Baptist Church, where she attended faithfully until she was no longer physically able to. Joanne loved “Her House” in Cocoa Beach, where she continued to live with her eldest son after her beloved Donald died, until she could no longer be cared for in her house. In addition to raising her three sons in her house, her Grandchildren spent many happy times there. Everyone loved visiting Joanne in her house, and she was always happy to have anyone stay there. “Her House” was a very happy house. Joanne is survived by her three sons, Donald Jr., Stephen and Jeffrey; Stephen’s wife, Mickie; and Jeffrey’s wife, Kandee. She is also survived by numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. A “Celebration of Joanne’s Life” will be held at Club Zion Church in Cocoa Beach, Florida at 5:00 P.M., on Saturday, April 21st. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Joanne’s Hospice provider, “Vitas Community Connections, 4450 W. Eau Gallie Blvd, Suite 520, Melbourne, FL 32932.” Please note that the donation is “In Memory of Joanne Goldsmith.”

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