Mrs. Mary Alice Goins Wells


Mary Alice Goins Wellington was born in Mountain City, Tennessee on April 15, 1923. She entered Heaven's gates on Thursday, February 25, 2021.


A loving mother, wife, daughter, grandmother, and homemaker, Mary was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, especially over the holidays. She treasured her large family and extended family of friends.


Mary was predeceased by her loving parents, Peter and Lillie Landers; husband, Charles Goins; brothers, William, James, Floyd, Fred, Bruce, Frank, and Walter; sisters, Ella Mae, Geneva, Annie Bell Grimes, and Lillian "Katherine" Bowman; sons, William Folk, Charles J. Goins, James Goins, and Terry Goins; and son-in-law, Michael Payne.


Mary is survived by her son, Paul Goins, and his wife, Regina; daughters, Darlene Payne and Deborah Goins; stepdaughter, Edwina Vann; special granddaughter, Emma Copeland; 13 grandchildren, Kim, Casey, Shannon, Sharmaine, Dana, Daron, Teecie, Shay, Jacque, Kristy, Jeremy, Lydia, and Amy; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.


Additional survivors include many nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family gives everyone who cared for Mary our greatest and warmest gratitude and love.


Graveside services for Mrs. Goins will be conducted Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 10 am from the VA National Cemetery in Mt. Home, TN.

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