Mrs. Josephine Goodman

  • Posted on September 3, 2017 at 1:49 pm

2017 Christmas Mother

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Christmas Mother 2017

Mrs. Josephine Goodman










Josephine “Jo” Goodman, was born and raised in Powhatan County. The daughter of the late Samuel Carnell Hughes and Isabell Tinsley Hughes, from Ballsville. She has been married to Obadiah Goodman Sr. for almost 55 years. She is the mother of five children, Paula, Paulette, Obadiah Jr., Shantel, and Jennifer. She has four grandchildren.


Josephine has been serving the community for many years. She has worked for the original Bank of Powhatan, Central Virginia Bank, New Horizon Bank, Powhatan Pharmacy, Powhatan Social Services, Powhatan Schools, and Relay for Life.

She has worked 30 years for the Electoral Board on Election Day.

She retired from CVB in 2007, but shortly thereafter was asked if she was interested in returning to banking with New Horizon Bank. She missed the daily interactions with customers from the community, so she dove back in and still works today.


Josephine is truly honored to be the 2017 Christmas Mother. “I have a natural desire to “give to others”. Being Christmas Mother is an honor and will allow me to leverage that desire to meet the needs of those in our community”

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