Cynthia Williams Goodhouse, 71, of Oak Park, died peacefully at her home on Nov. 24, 2021. She had suffered over the past six months from lung cancer. Born on Jan. 23, 1950 in Knoxville, Tennessee, she was a graduate of Queens College, Charlotte, N.C. Her work career began in public service as a counselor and teacher at Jonnie H. McLeod Drug Education Center in Charlotte, N.C. Her work was influential in introducing drug education into the Mecklenburg County school system. She was passionate about educating others about substance-abuse issues.
Her passions extended beyond work, with her love of gardening, the arts, reading and telling stories. She had a love and an eye for pottery and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. A loyal, caring and generous person, her true love was her late husband, Karl E. Goodhouse and their family pet, Oreo. As a mother, she was known by her quotes. “It was me and you against the world” and “You are a beautiful person” will never be forgotten. She was loved and will be missed.
Cynthia was the wife of her late husband, Karl E. Goodhouse and the daughter of the late Theodore R. Williams and Margaret S. Williams. She is survived by her daughter, Bridgette Mann; her grandson, Dustin; her great-granddaughter, Faith; her sister, Kathy Williams; and her nieces, Kristi and Rachel.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: www.pawschicago.org, or the charity of your choice.