Corrine Hill Goodwyn, 96, of Dinwiddie, Virginia, passed away on August 6th, 2012 at the Lucy Corr Village, Chesterfield, Virginia. Corrine was born in Dinwiddie to the late John Hill and Lucille Edwards on September 18th 1915. She was the second child of nine children, and was educated in the Dinwiddie County school system.
Mrs. Goodwyn lived a fulfilled personal and family life. As a young woman, her husband and she moved to New York, where he worked for a short period until they returned to Dinwiddie.
She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband Charlie Goodwyn, who served honorably in the United States Army. While Corrine did not have children of her own, she was adored by her nieces and nephews, especially her late nephew Ronald, who was affectionately known as Roney.
Later on in her life, Corrine, an independent, strong-minded woman, lived in Carson, Virginia. on the family homestead, where she raised her own vegetables, pigs and chickens, and fruit trees. She kept busy by tilling her own land and working around the house as a self-proclaimed handy woman .An avid markswoman, Corrine owned her own rifle and knew how to protect her property. She also knew quiet time where she enjoyed reading either a book, a newspaper or a magazine, and of course, the Bible.
Corrine Goodwyn was the matriarch of the Hill family. She often managed the affairs for her parents and siblings in the event they were ill and when they passed away. She could be very spirited, but in the most loving and caring way possible. Even though by 2007, when she had to be placed in a nursing home, her independent nature railed up against the idea of not being able to live on her own. While there, she enjoyed the company of loving family members who came to visit her, including her great-nephew Rodney, who knew he would be questioned by Corinne as to whether he had brought her favorite food, Kentucky Fried Chicken, with him.
In addition to her husband, Corrine was preceded in death by her brothers, Elmo, Richard, Eugene and Melvin, and sisters Elizabeth, Inez and Lucy. She has left to cherish in loving memory her sister, Merial Harvell of East Orange, New Jersey; three nieces, Rose M. Bailey-Byers and Ruth M. Bailey-Gatewood of New Jersey and Beverly Jean Hill-McDonald of Virginia; one nephew, Milton Hill of North Carolina, and a host of great nieces and nephews, great, great nieces and nephews and great, great, great nieces and nephews.
Corrine Hill Goodwyn will be laid to rest in the Hill family cemetery. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Petersburg Chapel of the William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home.