Mrs. Anita DeBardelaben, was born as Anita Patrice Goodson, on September 5, 1958, in Autauga County to the Late Rocelious and Birdie Field Goodson. She was the youngest of 13 children. Four brothers preceded her in death, Jessie, Roosevelt, Robert, and Asberry Goodson.
Anita departed this life on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at her second home. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Peace Missionary Baptist Church in Prattville, AL where initially Rev. Horace White was pastor, later Rev. Nathaniel Brown, and currently Erwin Moore Leads the congregation. She also attended many other churches throughout Autauga and Montgomery Counties, assisting where needed and giving glory to God. She felt welcomed wherever she felt Love.
Anita was very intelligent with a kind spirit to accompany it. She was Loving and caring rather you were a friend or a foe. She always treated others with love, kindness, and respect. She had the most beautiful smile, loved to sing at nursing homes and hospitals earlier in her years, and simply Loved to sing in general. Anita attended Autaugaville High School in Autaugaville, AL where she completed her studies and graduated in 1976. From there she migrated to Alabama A&M University in Normal, Alabama where she graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education in 1980. She earned another degree after, in Childcare Development from an online school.
She went on to marry, the now Long departed, Edward Ceaser DeBardelaben on April 17, 1981 and conceived two children, DeKoslyn and LaToya from that Union. Several years Later she conceived another beautiful daughter, named Jada. She Loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchild, praising God, attending church, helping others, sitting with the disabled and sick, singing, reading the Bible, and watching her soap operas.
She also enjoyed caring for the smallest of students at the daycare where she was employed for 3 years. However, later discovered a Love for automotives while she worked as a Certified Quality Inspector, for over 10 years at Clovis in Hope Hull, Alabama. She continued at Glovis until redirecting her focus into other endeavors.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her devoted daughters, DeKoslyn (Charlie) Parker, Prattville, AL, LaToya (John) Adams, Huntsville, AL, Jada (David Kishasha) Bibb, Huntsville, AL; eight siblings, Reba (Dave) Denmark, Beachwood, OH, Rocelious (Mickie) Goodson, Detroit, MI, Edna (Henry) Adell, Prattville, AL, Shirley (James-deceased) Harris, Fort Washington, MD, Edward (Gail-deceased) Goodson, Los Angelos, CA, Gene (Merle) Goodson, Cleveland, OH, Norma (Charles) Barbour, Cleveland, OH, and Rudolph (Eddie) Goodson, Montgomery, AL; one beloved aunt, Alberta Henderson, Cleveland, OH; Honorary Sisters, Annie DeBardelaben-King, Caroline Goodson, and Mary Louise Goodson; Honorary Brothers, Jimmy DeBardelaben and Charlie (Cheryl) DeBardelaben; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and friends, Her dearest friends were Sharon Lucas, Rosa Canada, Mary-Helen Davis (cousin), Sandra Moten, Andrew Parker, Jackie, Dorothy Sanders, and many others.