Ethel Goatee, 68, of Kenosha, WI, passed away the morning of August 26, 2023.
Born to the late Dorothy Hennington on April 5, 1955, in Mississippi. She married Gary Goatee on May 16, 1998 in their home in Chicago, IL. They relocated to the Kenosha, Wisconsin area in 2006. They were married for 25 years, and together for over 35.
She recently retired from Underwriters Laboratory in February 2021 as a Facilities Manager for 25 years. During her tenure there she was a member of “Toastmasters” a Public Speaking Organization where she progressed to “District 30 Director” providing Motivational and Inspirational leadership communication to it’s thousands of National and International members. She spoke both locally and Internationally including speaking engagements in Malaysia and Vancouver, British of Columbia. We are all proud of her work ethics and accomplishments.
She had a passion for gardening flowers and plants, and creating outdoor spaces. She also had a love for interior design, adding beauty, functionality and contemporary living arrangements to each of her homes over the years. She had a natural God given talent for coordinating colors, fabrics and textures that brought warmth and family love to all that entered her home.
She will be missed by her husband, Gary; children, John Henry Pinkney Jr., Jaime DeShawn Pinkney, and Letitia Joie Pinkney; siblings, George (Elaine) Lee and Crystal Lee.
A private service will be held.