First Posted: 1/12/2009
WINSTON-SALEM Mrs. Ella Mae Goad Midkiff, 87, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Springwood Care in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Midkiff was born in Surry County, May 11, 1921, to Charles Ernest and Willie Elsie Deatherage Goad. She was retired as House Mother for Baptist Childrens Home. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Frank Midkiff of Mount Airy; Jim and Tamela Midkiff of Winston-Salem; grandchildren, Penny Johnson and husband James, Susan Gammons, James J. Tam Midkiff, Billy Midkiff and wife Kim and Lisa Schnakenburg and husband Roy; 14 great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Stella and the Rev. Roland Simmons of Dallas; and a sister-in-law, Nelda Goad of Mount. Airy. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Midkiff was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Midkiff; and two brothers, Sammy Goad and Charles Goad. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Moody Funeral Home Chapel of Mount Airy conducted by Mr. Charles Goad, III and the Rev. Charles Tanner. Burial will follow in the Midkiff Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Moody Funeral Home where her body will remain until the hour of the service. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.