Lawana "Dee" I. Goodwin

April 13, 2022

CHARLOTTE – Dee DeRamus Goodwin passed away on April 13, 2022. She was born in Murphysboro, Illinois, the daughter of Claude and Bertha Isham. Dee was preceded in death by first husband James Tandy De Ramus, second husband Retired Colonel James William Goodwin and daughter-in-law Lucy DeRamus. Dee is survived by three sons: Jim DeRamus, David DeRamus (Pam), and John DeRamus (Cindy King); grandchildren Jimmy, Andrew, and Kate DeRamus, Reid DeRamus, Covington DeRamus (Erica), Brooks Lamm (Mitch); and great-grandchildren Averette, Millis, and Jack Lamm, and Covington DeRamus, Jr. She is also survived by her sister Mary Seipel and many special nieces and nephews.

Dee was a graduate of the Missouri Baptist School of Nursing and was employed as the nursing coordinator at the Miller Orthopaedic Clinic for 18 years. She was an active member of Myers Park United Methodist Church where she served as President of the Ruth Fisher Sunday School class and was also a leader of Cub Scout Troop #3 for many years.

Dee will be remembered for her kindness, wonderful personality, and love of life.

The family is grateful for the wonderful care she received at Summit Place of SouthPark with special thanks to Rosa Constant, Tonya Haggins, Michelle Smith, and Erica Moss.

A private family memorial service will be held at Myers Park United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Dan Earp, Jr.

    So sorry for your loss. My sympathy to the entire DeRamus family.

  • Susan C Hemphill

    I'm so sorry to hear. Dee was a very special lady and I have so many fond memories of being her neighbor at The Colony. She was by church buudy and taught me how to write in my bible. She will always be my spiritual friend. With Deepest sympathy to the family.
    Susan Hemphill

  • Michelle Seipel

    I’ll always cherish our talks about going to the French Quarter and never actually going. I’m sure we would have brought the down the house with their crazy antics.

  • Steve & Pat Seipel

    Pat and I will always cherish our visits to and from Dee. She was a joy to be around and her wit brightened our conversations. I can remember my visits as a kid to Charlotte, the cruise where Pat and I spent most of our time gathering the old folks for the meals, and the many times Dee and Mary embarrassed the Hell out of us in front of our friends. Pat will always cherish the time she and Dee went Christmas shopping SC. When they came back to the trailer, Bill had decorated the whole trailer for the season. I’ll miss our annual bets on the Saints and Panthers. God bless Dee.