Linda Sue Goodwin Austin, 75, of Statesville, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Born on February 1, 1946, in Iredell County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Boyd Goodwin and Bondelia Smith Goodwin.

Linda was a loving mother, grandmother and sister who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was an avid North Carolina Tarheels fan and loved watching her grandkids “play ball.”

In addition to her parents, Boyd Goodwin and Bondelia Smith Goodwin, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harding Austin; and her sister, Faye Helms.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Sandy Harpe and husband Eddy; grandchildren, Matt Harpe and his fiancée, Brittany, and Lindsey Harpe; siblings, Lavonne Gryder, James Goodwin and Louella Barnhardt and husband Dwight; and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021, in the Chapel of Nicholson Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Livingston and Reverend Dale Gryder officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorial contributions in Linda’s name may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Nicholson Funeral Home has the honor of serving the family.

4 thoughts on “Linda Sue Goodwin Austin

  1. Margie Janvrin says:

    Linda, you will be truly missed. You were a wonderful mentor, friend and boss.
    All my love goes out to your family.

  2. Nancy R Overcash says:

    So sorry to see the passing of such a special lady. She adored her family and especially her grandchildren. She had many friends who will miss seeing her smiling face. Loved you, Linda.

  3. Ronny Thompson says:

    Sandy, so sorry for your loss. I will always remember her friendly smile. May God give you comfort.

  4. Alene Lippard says:

    What a great loss. Linda and I shared many happy times together. I will always remember her. Linda’s family loved her and will miss her greatly, may you find peace in God’s love.

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