Edna Goynes, 93

Housekeeper, homemaker

March 09, 2007

Edna Goynes, a retired housekeeper and homemaker, died of pneumonia Sunday at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center. The former West Baltimore resident was 93.

Born Edna Whittington in Baltimore, she was a 1931 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School.

She did housekeeping work for area families before retiring about 30 years ago.

"She was an outgoing, fun-loving person. She had a great smile and a great laugh," said her grandson, David Nelson of Pikesville. "When she was cooking, she liked to have a transistor radio tuned to lively music or an Orioles game. She always served large portions."

Mrs. Goynes was a regular downtown shopper and collected sets of china.

Services are at 9:30 today a.m. at the Chatman-Harris Funeral Home, 5240 Reisterstown Road.

Survivors also include five other grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren. Her daughter, Ella Delores Nelson, died in 2004. Her husband of more than 50 years, Roland Goynes, died in 1986.

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