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Sherrisa Goodman Leon

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 9:05 a.m. CST

Sherrisa Goodman, 35, of Leon died March 5, 2014, in rural Leon.

Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home, Leon, is in charge of arrangements.

Sherrisa DeLea Goodman was born July 13, 1978, in Renton, Wash. Sherrisa moved to Sitka, Ala., with her family when she was 5 years old.

Sherrisa graduated as salutatorian from Sitka High School in 1997.

After her grandparents died, Sherrisa moved with her family to the farm north of Leon.

Sherrisa battled severe health problems throughout her adult life and was caregiver for her family.

Sherrisa and Michael Ray Matte were the parents of Shyla Allison Matte. Shyla died March 5, 2014, at the age of 3.

In 2013, Sherrisa was baptized by the Rev. Chuck DeVos at Life Point Assembly of God Church in Osceola.

Sherrisa is survived by her parents, Dennis and Terri Goodman of Leon and Alice Reisenauer of Everett, Wash.; brothers, David Goodman of Leon, Tony Anton and Cody Howard; sister Jennifer (husband Ronnie) Cole and their children Madison, Brooklyn and Casey of Osceola; grandmother Carolyn Jordan of Leon; aunt Mary Joyce Hodges of Norwalk; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Sherrisa’s fiancé, Tyler Downard, died March 5, 2014. Sherrisa was preceded in death by her grandparents, Russell and Mary Goodman.

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