of Little Rock, AR
February 15, 1940 - May 11, 2022
Janice McDaniel Harris Goodwin, 82, left her earthly home on May 11, 2022. She was born February 15, 1940 in Jackson, Mississippi and lived around Mississippi during her younger years. She went to Mississippi College in Clinton and then to Springhill College in Mobile, Alabama and graduated with a BSN from Providence Hospital School of Nursing in Mobile. She then went on to Memphis, Tennessee to Baptist Memorial Hospital where she met the love of her life, Dr. Michael N. Harris. Not long after they married, they moved to North Little Rock, Arkansas where they raised their family. While living in North Little Rock, she was active in The Junior League as well as many other philanthropic organizations in her local community and throughout the state of Arkansas. She was most passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with others. Whether serving in the children's or youth ministries at Park Hill Baptist Church or leading multiple Bible studies in her home, she wanted everyone to know about her relationship with her Lord. She also attended the Greek Orthodox Church where she started the children's Sunday school ministry. Janice was a business woman as well. She owned a gift store, Les Baskets de Joie, with 3 of her closest friends. They later owned Crabtree and Evelyn in Park Plaza Mall. After she lost her first husband, she married her best friend, Jim Goodwin. They owned a travel agency together, Goodwin Travel American Express, and they traveled the world with friends and clients. She loved getting to meet new people and she shared her light all over the world. Her joy was evident in all she did. Even through her disease, she was a joy and gift to others. She was loved by many and will be remembered for her huge smile, contagious laugh, and sweet devotion to her family. She will be missed most by her children, her friends, and to all those who call her Jan Jan. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lee Summerford and Billie McDaniel, husbands, Mike Harris and Jim Goodwin; grandson, Harris Hulse and brother Roger McDaniel. Janice is survived by her children, Mike Harris (Rebecca), Ali Breeding (Blake), Nicole Hulse (Aaron); grandchildren, Michael Harris, Katherine Breeding, Alex Harris, Anna Breeding, Joshua Hulse, Hope Hulse; sister Gelaine Joachim (Gary); sister in law, Diana McDaniel; beloved nieces and nephews along with a host of loving family and friends. The family would like to thank all of her doctors and nurses but especially those from Fox Ridge Assisted Living who loved Janice like family. They filled her last few years on earth with laughter, lots of milkshakes and cookies, and most of all compassionate care. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at 1:00 pm with the memorial service to follow at 2:00, at Park Hill Baptist Church in North Little Rock. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made to The Janice Goodwin Healthcare Education Fund for Fox Ridge Employees. Please mail charitable donations to Goodwin at Simmons PO Box 55108, Little Rock, AR 72205. She loved telling others, "I am an old nurse, ya know!" Her family wants her legacy to live on through blessing those who have been such a blessing to her.
Janice’s smile said it all. I will always remember her sweet and loving spirit during our time at PHBC! Praying for the family.
I have so many cherished memories of Janice from my childhood and how she always welcomed me with open arms and a huge smile. I can hear her voice to this day and just thinking of how precious she was makes me happy. She was truly special and will be deeply missed.
I’m sorry for your loss. She was my guardian angel throughout my life. I love all of you. RIP my second mother. ❤️
Janice will truly be missed. Her smile and laugh were contagious and her love for Jesus was undeniable. I feel very blessed to have studied “Experiencing God” under her leadership … that study changed my life! She also had remarkable children and grandchildren that I love very much. I’m really just so lucky to have this entire family in my life. God Bless You All!
I had the absolute pleasure to be around Janice several times through my 35+ year long friendship with her beloved sister GeLaine. Have such fond memories of those few but deeply meaningful moments with Janice. My prayers and heartfelt sympathies go to Janice's entire extended family and friends. She was a blessing to so so many and now a precious angel in heaven.
I am heartbroken for your loss of Janice. What a lady!!! I have so many wonderful memories of her and hosting her and Jim at parties at my house for my parents! I know Bebe sure squealed upon seeing her in heaven!!! I know your hearts are sad, but what a well-lived life!!! Much love to you all during this time, Iboo ❤
Dear Mike, Ali, Nicole and your families,I loved your Mom, and will always remember the adventures we had together. Despite any hardship, Jan Jan always lived life with purpose and joy. She had the best laugh! I’m very sorry for your loss, and send my deepest condolences to you all.
Ali, words cannot express how much I loved Mrs. Janice, and how much I love you and your family ❤️ I am devastated. She was a joy to be around, she lit up the room with her beautiful eyes and that magnanimous smile!! Praying for healing and comfort for you and the entire family. Love you all. 😍
Ali, Blake, Kat and Anna - we are so sorry for the loss of your mom and grandmother. In all the times I have seen you together the love you have for each other shines bright in your smiles. Your mom is dancing and laughing in heaven tonight.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I first met Janice at the Rogers Annual Reunion and immediately loved her warm spirit and dedication to the Lord and her family. She will be missed by so many friends and family.
Our thoughts and prayers for Janice's family.she was a great friend and a remarkable women.always a smile and laughterShe will be missed
Janice was such a bright ray of sunshine when living in Heritage Park. We are sorry for your Janice's passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Nicole and Family, The Duke family is so saddened to hear of the passing of your sweet mom. I first met her at Studio 1, and at the Smock Shop in Park Hill. Through years of Drama Mamas, dance moms, travel, etc., she and Jimmy were good and joyous friends who it was always a blessing to see. We pray that you find smiles through your memories, strength through your family, and peace through your faith. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult journey. And most of all, know that we share in your loss, and care deeply.
Janice was such a sweet soul and such a gift to all she touched. She was so good to Tammy and I enjoyed getting to know her while Mr Goodwin was in the hospital. She will be truly missed here on earth but she is with her Lord now and so many that loved her. My heart goes out to you all now because it will leave such a void for you but know that she is in a much better place and will be waiting to greet you some day❤️❤️❤️
“Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.” —Mother TeresaJanice captured many with her joy and kindness always honoring her Lord in living her life to honor and praise Him. Colleen Newman
Your mom was a beautiful person who filled up the room with love. She will be missed, but her sweet spirit continues through her children and grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Your mom was so so special, and I'm so thankful we got to know and love your family when we lived in North Little Rock.! I only lived in North Little Rock for a couple of summers ,and at times ,during OT school. But, your whole family made us feel like we had been a part of your lives for a long long time. I'm also so thankful that Alex could live with your family and go to Catholic High. Janice and your whole family was such a blessing to us in so many ways! I don't know what we would have done without all of you!I can't think about Janice without smiling! My family will be keeping you all in our prayers during such a hard time of loss. Love ,Terri
May her Memory be Eternal! What a beautiful person. So many memories with her & Michael & with second Love Jim. The Spirit of her friend Anna Clift welcoming her to a special meeting where their minds & body will be whole again. ❤️Steve & Marcia Clift
Janice had a place in my heart that will continue to be there. Her devotion to our Lord, loving kindness, generosity, big contagious smile and all of her blessed attributes made her one SPECIAL friend! A spark in everyone’s life.
I’m so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing Mike. What a beautiful tribute. She sounds like a wonderful woman that loved the Lord and her family. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
She was such a sweet lady. Prayers for you all.
Sweet Jan Jan was one of the most loving and warm ladies I had the pleasure to grow up around ! Her warm smile and great wonderful hugs, I will always keep in my heart. Praying for all of you during this time and sending you much love.
I’m so sorry about your momma’s passing but am rejoicing she is with Jesus. I have fond memories of her from second grade through high school and how she would open her home to so many. We all had such a great time at your house, made special by your momma. I know these last couple of years have been hard. Praying for comfort for you and all your family.
I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was such a lovely and special person.
Janice was a warm caring special person who will be missed by so many .Sending sympathy to all her loving family. Fondly, Donna Bartell
Janice was such a dear dear friend on this earth but I know that we’ll be even closer when we both get to heaven what a day of rejoicing that will be!! “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints”. Psa: 116:15
Ali, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, but I am sure you are thankful that she's in heaven now and not suffering any longer. Praying for you and your family.