The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

October 3, 2013



TARBORO — ROCKY MOUNT — Inez Privette Goff, age 84, went home to heaven on Tuesday, October 2, 2013.

Born in Nash County on May 10, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Edward Dowd Privette and Mamie Moore Privette. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Cleo Ferrell and brother,Tommy Privette.

A native of Rocky Mount, Inez graduated from Rocky Mount High School.  She retired from the City of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department after 30 years.  In her younger years, Inez played the trumpet for the Salvation Army and for church groups.  Inez was a strong woman of faith and touched the lives of those she met.  She will be remembered for passing out angel pins to everyone she met and in her words, “Here’s an angel to remind you that God loves you”. As a charter member of Northside Community Church, she was very active as a Sunday School teacher and a member of the church choir.

A loving wife, aunt, and friend to all, she leaves behind her devoted husband of 30 years, George Milton Goff; nieces, Dorothy Kea, Ethel Meadows, Helen Edwards and Lisa Fox, seven great nieces and nephews; six great-great nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Julian Goff; and special friend, Melissa Toler.

A “Going Home” service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2013 at  Northside Community Church with the Rev. Mark Pridgen officiating.  Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Pineview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimers of North Carolina, 1305 Navaho Drive, Suite 101, Raleigh, 27609 or Northside Community Church, 1660 Beaver Pond Road, Rocky Mount, 27804.

Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Ave., Rocky Mount, 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting  HYPERLINK ""