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Joan Elizabeth Goff Carlisle was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on February 15th, 1937 to Dr. William Hunter Goff and Carolyn Elizabeth Bush Goff.  She left this world to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 20th, 2013 in Lewisville, Texas. Joan Carlisle, known fondly to many as “Joanie” or “Momia”, was born into a prominent family which included doctors, lawyers, teachers, politicians, soldiers, farmers, merchants, tradesmen, housewives and other hard-working folks. At three months her family moved to Rockford, Alabama.  In 1955 she graduated Coosa County (Rockford) High School and eventually obtained degrees in English, Art, Psychology and Library Science from Jacksonville State University.  In addition to raising four children, her career included Social Worker for the Alabama Department of Pensions & Security, and Intake Counselor at C.A.R.P. in West Palm Beach, Florida. On June 121, 1954 she married Casper Carlisle. They settled in Ashville, Alabama where they raised their four children Donna, David, Hunter and Tim. In 1991 she moved to Flower Mound, Texas with her son Tim, and his two children, Joshua and Amanda.  She had a very good life in her Texas retirement where she participated in church, various organizations and made many friends.  Her family and friends will miss her, but have the Blessed Assurance she is rejoicing in Heaven right now. She is survived by her children Donna Carlisle Winterbourne of Panama City Beach, Florida, David Carlisle and wife Terri of Tarrant City, Alabama, Hunter Carlisle of Rockford, Alabama and Tim Carlisle and wife Nancy of Flower Mound, Texas.  Her surviving siblings include William H. (Bill) Goff and wife Judy of Leeds, Alabama, George Goff of Tallahassee, Florida and Donna Goff of Rockford, Alabama whose husband, John Goff (Joan’s brother) preceded her in death, Brother-in-law Roger Carlisle and wife Mazelle and Brother-in-law Wendell Carlisle and wife Kay.  She is survived by two aunts; Mrs. Lillian Bush Kelley of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Mrs. Edith Bush Shores of North Port, Alabama.  She is survived by her 12 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Her Texas memorial service will be at 11:00 AM Saturday January 26, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Flower Mound - 1901Timber Creek Rd. Flower Mound, TX 75028. Her Alabama memorial service & burial will be at Sears Chapel United Methodist Church – US 231 (2 miles north of Rockford) Rockford, Alabama 35136 on February 2nd at 11:00 AM.  A reception will follow at Rockford United Methodist Church, on Main Street, in Rockford. In lieu of flowers she requested in advance that donations be made to the Rockford United Methodist Church, Main Street, Rockford, Alabama 35136.  Note Joan Goff Carlisle Memorial.
Published on  January 31, 2013
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