Mrs. Leona Lewis Goodson was born on August 30, 1938 in Darlington County. She was the daughter of the late Harold and Lucille Bonaparte Lewis. She received her education in the public schools in the area and was a graduate of Rosenwald High School with the class of 1957. She was a devoted and skilled employee with Nytronics for over 42 years until retirement.
Mrs. Leona grew up in the Society Hill area and was a member of New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church and served on the Usher board.
Surviving to cherish her memory are two children, Shawn (Lonzenia) Mumford of Charlotte, NC and Machael Mumford Peterson of Columbia, SC; Three siblings, Anna Bell Gardner of Sumter, SC, Jessie (Delroy) Simpson of New York NY and Lucy Juanita Lewis of Hartsville, SC; four grandchildren, Kenneth N. Peterson II of Columbia, SC, Michaela G. Peterson of Columbia, SC, Shawn A. Mumford, Jr of Charlotte, NC and Christian N. Peterson of Columbia, SC; seven nieces, seven nephews, great nieces and nephews and other close relatives and friends.