Donna Marie Goodman Ammons

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Donna Marie Goodman Ammons August 30, 1956 – February 25, 2023 Donna Marie Goodman Ammons- Age 66, of West Nashville, passed from this life on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at her residence. Donna graduated Cohn High School – June 1974. She is preceded in death by her son, Reed Ammons; father, Olice Henry Goodman Jr, and mother, Dora Elouise Henley Goodman. Survived by husband, Roger Blane Ammons; son, Ryan Blane Ammons; daughter, Kristen Denise Ammons; granddaughter, Blakley Kate Ammons; brother, Stanley (Juanita) Goodman; brother, Randall (Betsy) Goodman, and sister Janice Dicke. Donna obtained her ADN from UT Nashville in June 1974. She worked for one year at Park View Hospital and then began her 19 years in Home Health. Her next career began as a nursing instructor at Tennessee College of Applied Technology, where she retired after 22 years of teaching. While teaching at TCATN, Donna obtained her BSN from Chamberlain University. Donna loved spending time with all of her family, from holidays to yearly trips in Alabama, Gatlinburg, and Panama City Beach. She loved shopping, eating out, yard sales, estate sales, and working in her antique booth in the Franklin Antique Mall. She was very kind and was loved by everyone who knew her, she will be so dearly missed by all. A celebration of Donna’s life will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 11AM, at West Meade Fellowship (277 Old Hickory Blvd) with Brother Mike Shelton and Brother Bob Pearce officiating. Interment to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday from 2PM until 8PM, and from 10AM until 11AM on Thursday, both at West Meade Fellowship. In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the children’s ministry at West Meade Fellowship (277 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37221). Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104 (615) 857-9955. We are proud to be West Nashville & Bellevue’s only locally owned and operated burial & cremation provider.

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  1. I don’t have any memory of Donna not being there for any Henley Family gathering. She has always been there for family and I have always admired her generosity ( she always made huge amounts of everything, determined there would be enough). She was so loving and supportive of everyone, especially her precious Blakely! She told me several times she had a mean side, and I would always say I didn’t believe it! She was so strong, faithful and loving, always doing for others. I am grateful for her example of what family should be to me. My heart hurts to think of family reunions without you, dear cousin! With much love, Joan

  2. It’s very hard to share just one memory of Donna. There are so many times that she has been there for everyone in the family. She always had a smile and a “How are you feeling” for you even after she was diagnosed with cancer, she was more concerned about other people than herself. She was one of the most loving and caring people you would ever meet. We love you, Donna and we will miss you.

  3. Prayers for the family I grew up next door to Mr & Mrs Goodman. I remember going to her wedding I was a young girl we’d be out playing she’d come to visit her mom always take time to talk to us great woman. Shannon Mosley French

  4. We are so very sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this difficult time. Chris and Jenna Perry

  5. It was a joy to work with Donna. I’ll never forget her warm presence, beautiful smile, passion for education, and love for her family. May the memories you share get you through this difficult time. Sherlita Denton

  6. I will always remember our camping trips and how much fun we had! But a crazy little thing is that she taught me how to cook french fries in the oven. I have thought of that so many times through the years! Donna was such a special person! I’m so sorry for your loss! May God bless you all with the peace and comfort of knowing she is well again and in her heavenly home.

  7. Donna was a lovely person. She always had a smile for everyone. I enjoyed getting to know her when we were classmates. She will be missed by many friends and family. My thoughts and prayers to Roger and the family. May she be at peace.

  8. Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With love and friendship. Marsha Hampton

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