The E. Eugene Johnson Memorial Foundation is excited to announce that it is working with the Goodlett Cemetery Association on a project to enhance the existing entryway to the Goodlett Cemetery. The Foundation established a committee in August 2020 for purposes of identifying specific needs or project ideas at the Goodlett Cemetery. This committee and the Foundation’s board have developed design ideas to supplement the existing arched entryway by adding a new stone wall along with other design elements.
The committee met with the board of the Goodlett Cemetery Association on August 16, 2021 and presented its ideas for the entryway enhancement. It was agreed that the project would move forward, and the Foundation is now working towards the final designs with a goal of construction beginning in the spring of 2022.
The image provided is the current design for how we envision the entryway enhancement to look once completed. Although the design is not final and subject to change, this rendering does provide a general idea of the concept and should likely be close to how the final design will come together.
Although the Foundation has already made progress towards the financial needs for this project through donations it has received, we still need the help and support from the community. As such, we are currently seeking additional donations to help fund our Goodlett Cemetery initiatives to make this project a reality.
If you would like to contribute, please visit our website at www.eejfoundation.org/goodlettcemetery. You may also donate by check payable to E. Eugene Johnson Memorial Foundation with Goodlett Cemetery on the memo line. You may deposit checks in person at Security Bank in Quanah or mail them to the Foundation at 726 North Hampton Road, Dallas, Texas 75208.
For those not familiar with it, the Goodlett Cemetery is located in western Hardeman County, approximately ten miles west of Quanah. The cemetery was established in the early 1900s and is officially recognized by the Texas Historical Commission as a Historic Texas Cemetery. The Goodlett Cemetery Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 1947. More information about the Goodlett Cemetery may be found at www.goodlettcemetery.org.