Lauri Jo (Goodman) Edwards

May 11, 1963 ~ February 7, 2020 (age 56)


Lauri Jo Goodman Edwards, 56, of Salisbury passed away unexpectedly at her residence on Friday, February 7, 2020.

Born in Beauford, SC on May 11, 1963, she was the daughter of the late Barbara Ruth Merriam Goodman and Monroe Alexander Goodman.

Lauri graduated from Dixon High School in Onslow County, NC and worked for over 20 years as a power meter reader for Olameter. In 1973, she won the 100 yard dash in the NC State Junior Olympics. She was an ASPCA member and animal lover.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Melinda Brown and her favorite dog, “Mighty Dog”.

Those left to cherish her memory are her brothers, Mitchell Goodman and Bennie Goodman, both of Salisbury; cousins, Susan Merriam of Atlanta and Susan Sides of Salisbury; uncle, Greer Goodman of Salisbury; nephew, Charles Goodman; great-nephew, Caleb Goodman; great-niece, Izzy Goodman; best friend, Shelia of Concord and two dogs, Charlie and Lexus.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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Memorial Service at a later date

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