Obituary for Ms. Camille Janine Goode

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Ms. Camille Janine Goode

March 29, 1973 - April 2, 2020

Camille Janine Goode

Camille Janine Goode was born on March 29, 1973 in Dallas, Texas and went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 2, 2020. She was the middle child born to Ernest R. Goode, Jr. and Linda D. Allen Goode and was affectionately given the nicknames of “Mille” and “Cami” by family and friends.

Camille accepted Christ at an early age and had a regular worship relationship with the Lord. She was a dedicated and loyal member of The New Hope Baptist Church, the oldest African American church in Dallas, TX. With a servant’s heart, Camille participated in: The Young Adult Ushers, and the Courtesy Committee. She also organized arts and crafts activities for Vacation Bible School, supervised the youth ushers, Thanksgiving Fill-A-Meal Basket drives Jubilee Sunday Black History Month Program and meal service.

Camille grew up in Mesquite, TX. in a household that emphasized excellence in education and service to others. Like her brother and sisters, Camille was a product of the Mesquite Independent School District. She attended Porter Elementary, Vanston Middle School, and graduated from Poteet High School in 1991, where she was a member of the Poteet Belles Drill Team.

After graduation, Camille attended Eastfield Community College where she was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (Phi Eta Chapter). She also fulfilled her dream of attending an “HBCU,” by matriculating at Texas Southern University, (TSU) in Houston, TX. where she studied Elementary Education. Camille was a proud and devoted member of the TSU Alumni Association. She regularly volunteered to help with alumni functions and college, and career fairs. She also routinely wore TSU paraphernalia along with that of other HBCU’s.

To Camille, service was not an option, but was a mandatory part of her life. Camille found her purpose in life – giving back to help others and did so by volunteering whenever and wherever she could. She was widely known as someone who the Dallas community could depend upon to answer the call to help and she regularly volunteered at The Heads Up! Foundation, The Turtle Creek Chorale and The Priscilla Art Club. Most notably she volunteered as a tour guide at the African American Museum for over ten (10) years. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, The National Council of Negro Women and a past President of the Young Adult Dallas Interdenominational Church Ushers.

Camille found something that many never find, which was her purpose in life. Camille had a special gift and desire to work with children with special needs. She began her career as a teacher’s aide with the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) and concluded her career with the Plano Independent School District (PISD). In 2011, she was a top (5) finalist for the DISD Teacher Assistant of the Year Award.

In her last position, she worked at McMillen High School, as a teacher’s assistant, assigned to the special education, self-contained unit. At McMillen she had responsibility for the care of approximately fifteen (15) children. Camille was a very important person to these young people as they spent the majority of their day with her.

Camille was known to go the extra mile for her students. She created games, special decorations and learning incentives for not just her students, but the entire school. Camille showed complete dedication to her students and their welfare and gave of herself unselfishly to staff, children and the school community. Up until her last breath, Camille worked for the good of her students.

Camille had many loves – God, people, great Mexican food, the color pink, family, and of course, The Dallas Cowboys. Camille was a proud Texan, and proud to be the daughter of a man of Omega Psi Phi and a woman of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. She loved attending “Que” and Delta social events and community service activities., where she made many friends around the country.

Camille had a heart of gold and was very nurturing and caring. It was her habit on any telephone call to start with a cheerful greeting and to end the call with a message of affection. She loved to communicate with her friends via Facebook and regularly posted positive messages. Outside of working and volunteering Camille loved to shop and shop she did. Camille had a particular affinity for purses, shoes, writing pens and jewelry. While she shopped for herself, she also took the time to shop for senior citizens too.

One consistent remark that is universally expressed about Camille was that her smile was a ray of sunshine. Camille was born with a beautiful smile and two dimples to match. Her smile was infectious and revealed a sincere and pure heart. She was happy to share her smile with everyone – strangers and friends.
Those who knew her were blessed to have had the opportunity to know her. Camille was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She will be dearly missed by her parents Ernest and Linda Goode, Mesquite, TX; brother Darien Goode (Alicia), Mesquite, TX; sisters Cynthia Goode Works (Gregory), Bowie, MD, and Cheryl Goode, San Antonio, TX; nieces Kylie and Kelsey Works, Bowie, MD; uncles and aunts, Bertram Allen, Sr., (Pearl) Austin, TX, Charles E. Allen (Janice), Houston, TX, Gary D. Allen (Shirley), San Antonio, TX, Vaudean Allen, San Antonio, TX, and Dorrie Jean Allen Wade, San Antonio, TX, Angela Goode, Suffolk, VA, and Faye Laverne Nicholson, Suffolk, VA; cousins William Allen, Bertram Allen, Jr., Dorsey Dixon, Christopher P. Allen, David Dixon, Charles Robert Allen, Ray Thelton Allen, Jr., Dorsey Ray Allen, Christopher White, Patrick McClain, Sandra Allen, Amy Allen, Melinda Golden, Dormentria Allen-Davis, Kirstyn Allen, Brittni Pierce, Erika Carr, Cynthia Allen, Desiree Allen, and Tanya Holmes; her beloved turtle son, “Trystan Michael Phelps”; godchild DeVaughdric Ross; god sister’s Dominique Shotwell and Erica Chiles; best friends Audretta Edwards and Akisha Marshall; and a host of other friends all across the country.

“Well done, thou good and faithful servant—enter thou into the joy of thy Lord”
Matthew 25:23


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Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Black and Clark Funeral Home


2517 E. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75216

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Born: March 29, 1973
Died: April 2, 2020

Condolences for Ms. Camille Janine Goode

Vanessa Harris ( Harris Funeral Home posted on 4/12/20

Condolences to the Family! Gee you and your Famly are in my Prayers


Barron Smith posted on 4/12/20

God Bless...Fair Winds and Following Seas.


Danelle Adeniji posted on 4/11/20

Ms. Goode, Thank you for your service and commitment to the betterment of our community. Rest in Heaven.


Mignon Jones posted on 4/11/20

In memory of , Mignon Jones lit a candle


Mignon Jones posted on 4/11/20

My heart has been heavy every since the moment I heard of Camille's passing. I know God makes no mistakes, but her sweet spirit and genuine affection she had for others will never be forgotten. Rest in heaven Sis. Love you always!


Marilyn Russell posted on 4/11/20

To the family of Camille Goode we are sending our Sympathy and Pryers . Daryl and Marilyn Russell.


Dwight Harry posted on 4/10/20

My prayers are with you and your family. May the sweet communion of the Holy Spirit rest and abide with you all.


Travis and Daphne Baty posted on 4/10/20

Our condolence to the Goode Family. Thank you for sharing your beloved daughter and sister with us. Camille was a beautiful person inside and out, she has earned her eternal wings and is with the Lord. May God continue to give you strength. Cherish the beautiful memories. She will truly be missed. Cheryl, thanks for the link of the viewing service.


Melissa Langham posted on 4/10/20

Thank you Gee for allowing us the opportunity to visit the livestream viewing. Seeing Camille during our annual summer family reunions was always a highlight for me. Living in Massachusetts with no other family here, just spending time with my cousins is always a treasure. Although she was not at all of the reunions because of her school schedule, she did try to attend them as much as she could. I loved having her and Cheryl as my dance teachers, showing me the line dances and just having the chance to laugh and have fun together. I will miss her bright smile and sassy nature. I'm so grateful for the private time we shared during the 2017 Reunion in Dallas. You all will continue to be in my prayers. I love you. Cousin Missy and Family


Nafis Richardson posted on 4/10/20

I wanna send my deepest condolences to you and your family. I’m still in disbelief of your passing. I will forever be grateful of the love and support that you gave me. You will be truly missed until we meet again I love you see you when I get there.


Royle King II posted on 4/10/20

Still in shock... Thank you for always keeping a watchful eye over me... You truly are God’s Greatest Spirit 🕊


Beverly F Johnson posted on 4/10/20

My prayers are with Camilles family(My family) sad and painful things happen that we dont understand ,but we do know God still loves us,stay strong with understanding,God will see you through.🙏🏻🙏🏻


Casandra Thomas posted on 4/10/20

I remember when I met Camille we worked together for early childhood program for Dallasisd, she had such a sweet spirit..glad to have met her


Patrick & Francetta Smith posted on 4/10/20

Praying that our Lord give peace to the family during this time. We know that HE is still in control...


Bertha Bailey Whatley posted on 4/10/20

My sincere condolences are extended to the family. Camille left beautiful memories to everyone she know. She will be sadly missed.


The Sampsons posted on 4/9/20

My Condolences to the family. May the Family continue to lean on GOD during these times. And to all who have experienced this Angel. It was a blessing to have been in her presence or experienced her wonderful works. What a treasure. Her Works traveled throughout the country. Even to Washington DC. We love you and we know where she is now GOD Bless you all


Nikki Ratcliff posted on 4/9/20

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. When reason fails, pray for peace. We love you all and we will be praying with you. The Ratcliff Family


Harry Byrd posted on 4/9/20

G and Linda, We will keep you in our prayers and as you both know, Camille has gone to be with God. With Sympathy, Kathy and Harry Byrd


Derrick McWilliams posted on 4/9/20

Praying God's strength and comfort during this time of bereavement. Rest in Heaven Camille!


Cynthia and Mark Clanton (Austin, TX) posted on 4/9/20

To the Goode family. Mark and I don’t have the words to adequately convey our condolences. May God’s loving arms surround you and grant you peace and love during this time. And, know that our prayers are with you all.


Traswell C. Livingston III posted on 4/9/20

It is with a heavy heart that we say, see you soon to the Beloved Camille Goode. May you spirit of giving, service and Love continue to shine a smile to our face when we think of you. We love you and pray for you Mr. and Ms. Goode. Livingston Family.


Rachel Barker posted on 4/9/20

Thank you for warming heaven with your smile. You left us too soon for our need. Thank you for being Auntie Camille.


Mary Jones posted on 4/9/20

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. Praying for strength and the peace of God to comfort and surround you. No words can express the pain that you are going through. We are sending you love and prayers and asking God to give you strength. We love you all.


Kim Watkins formerly (Chism) and family posted on 4/9/20

We want all of our Texas fam to know we are there with you with our hearts and prayer's in this difficult time. We love you to the moon and back. Love your California fam Kim, Devin, Brandon , Ashlee, United States Army PFC Warren


Ernesh Stewart posted on 4/9/20

Sending love and light to the entire family. We love you and send our sincerest condolences for the loss of such an Angel, a true servant. We will continue to keep you all lifted in prayer as we ask God to provide you with a peace beyond our understanding. Love and Peace, Ernesh and Amira


Rozella Jones posted on 4/9/20

To the family of Camille Goode: Please accept my deepest condolences. We worked together at Dorsey in the Behavior Program. She was very respectful to her elders and would not tolerate the students disrespecting me. I admired her for that and for having such a caring personality. I send much love to you and pray God will grant you peace and comfort.


Muriel & Oscar Ortiz posted on 4/9/20

We’re going to miss her smile! She was always very kind to us. Our condolences to all of her loved ones.


Douglas & Cheryl Chism and Family posted on 4/9/20

The first time Cheryl and I really got to know you was at a mexican Restaurant there in Dallas. Good food and excellent company. You will be missed.


Freddie Walker posted on 4/9/20

To the family of Camille, she was such a lovely lady she was a very special friend who took the time to listen.She will be missed but she was so loved. I know God has her.


Freddie Walker posted on 4/9/20

To the family of Camille, she was such a lovely lady she was a very special friend who took the time to listen.She will be missed but she was so loved. I know God has her.


Tressa posted on 4/9/20

Thanks for the pier golden friendship that we had fly high.


Bobbie Gaston-Hughes posted on 4/9/20

To the Goode family. Our hearts and prayers are with you during your time of bereavement. Camille always brighten up the place wherever she went. Thanks so much for allowing her to be our God-daughter and she will forever be in our hearts. Our church family loved her and sends their condolences. She was always available to help when or wherever she could at our church. May God bless and keep you is our prayer.


Linda posted on 4/9/20

Linda & Ernst (Gee), words cannot express my deepest sincere, heartfelt condolences to you Cynthia, Darin and Cheryl with the passing of Camille. We're family and want you to know I'm here for you. I love yaul..... feel my hug, embrace in knowing your baby is with GOD. Aunt Mary , Uncle Ernst & all our angel's spoiling her as they did when they were with us.. I love you and hope that you feel it all the way from Va.


Byron Chamberlain posted on 4/9/20

Rest In Peace Camille. You were truly a wonderful friend. Heartbroken


RUMARTA WATSON posted on 4/9/20



RUMARTA WATSON posted on 4/9/20

In memory of , RUMARTA WATSON lit a candle


Wanda Richardson posted on 4/9/20

I love millie, you shown me that cared for everyone around.


Bro. Stan Harris posted on 4/9/20

May the strength and peace of God bring comfort in the days to come! Keeping you all in prayer!


Rudeen posted on 4/9/20

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.


Sandra Allen posted on 4/9/20

I will miss our long talks and sweet words for my girls..I will forever miss my sassy cousin..Praying for The entire Goode/Allen family ❤️You all


Tonya James Allen posted on 4/9/20

In memory of , Tonya James Allen lit a candle


Sheila Simmons posted on 4/9/20

Praying for the Goode Family during this transition of the Beloved daughter and siblings. May God continue to give you strength and love and fill your hearts with beautiful memories and thoughts of Camille. 🙏🏿♥️🙏🏿 Sheila Simmons


Sara Jefferson posted on 4/9/20

It is with Great Sadiness that Camille is gone. Smile was a Beautiful ray of Sunshine. Gone to soon, Our Heavenly Father saw different. We know to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. RIH CAMILLE !!!! YOU WILL BE MISSED. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.


Mike posted on 4/9/20

Camille, was a beautiful spirit who will be missed. Our loss is God's gain. May God grant your family peace and comfort during this difficult time


Rebecca Casey-Hines posted on 4/9/20

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Camille was a very sweet, kind hearted young lady who will truly be missed. Please read for comfort Joshua 1:9. She was a true servant.


Anitra C. Goode posted on 4/9/20

Though it was short, I cherish the time we had. Rest well dear cousin. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you all. May you find peace and comfort in the arms of the Lord. The Goode Family Greensboro, NC


Dee Coley posted on 4/9/20

To the Goode Family: Our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. We pray God’s loving embrace bring you eternal comfort. Dee & Allen Coley


Russell Goode posted on 4/9/20

In a short time you did more than many accomplish in a lifetime. You were a true example of a servants heart. You gave freely to many, and you didn’t ask for anything in return. Heaven was ready for you and that Beautiful smile. Well done my cousin, well done.


Savannah B Samuels posted on 4/9/20

Our prayers are with the family at this time may God bless and keep you at this time.. Savannah Blakley Samuels and family the sister of the late William (Bill )Blakley


Billy Williams posted on 4/9/20

💜 “Sweet Ernie”, Linda and family our condolences and prayers of uplift are with you. Our “Neicy’s” sweet spirit, compassion for others and commitment to service will be greatly missed. We too loved her dearly and she shall always maintain her special place in our heart 💛. Billy/Dorothy/Chonda


Mr & Mrs Gregory Goode Sr posted on 4/9/20

We will miss you Camille but we know God has a better plan for you. You finished what God had for you to do here so he said it will time to come home.


Veronica Scallion posted on 4/9/20

Thanks for your love you gave to my grandkids and me. We love you and will miss your hugs and smiles. Thanks for being you.


Doris Frazier posted on 4/9/20

I'm still in SHOCK can't believe you're gone.l, but your Smile is what I will remember most about you. Eventhough your Gone you will never be forgotten


Douglas and Cheryl Chism posted on 4/9/20

Though the California Chism’s have come to know you only a short while, we will miss you. Our Lord Jesus will care for you while we journey to see you again.


Sarah Davidson posted on 4/8/20

Very Friendly Lady.


Melissa Golden-Cook posted on 4/8/20

We were like sisters, always laughing and looking out for each other. I will never forget our long hug a few months ago and I know that was the moment you were saying a final goodbye. I Love you my sista and I will miss you dearly. Thank you for being my friend.