Bequita Jeanne Goodson, 79, of Ratcliff, Arkansas, formerly of Fort Smith, Arkansas, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017, in Fort Smith. She was born March 21, 1938, in Ratcliff to Idus Weeks and Lula Mae (Brooks) Weeks. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Billy Ralph Weeks.


Bequita, along with her husband John, was former owner & operator of Goodson’s Restaurants in Paris and Fort Smith, and the Eagle Drive-In in Paris. She was a 1955 graduate of County Line High School, and she was a member of First Baptist Church in Ratcliff. Bequita was a loving wife, mother, and grandma and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.


Funeral service was at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 6th, at Brotherton Funeral Home Chapel in Paris, with the Rev. Bill Van Meter officiating. Burial was at Caulksville Cemetery in Caulksville, under the direction of Brotherton Brothers Funeral Home and Flower Shop in Paris.


She is survived by her husband of 61 years, John Goodson; two sons, Mark Goodson and Kevin Goodson; three grandchildrem.


Pallbearers were Roy Nixon, J.B. Turner, Lewis Earl Bennett, Neal Wade, Kenny Vines, and Johnny Goodson.


Family visited with friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night at the funeral home in Paris.


In lieu of flowers, the family ask donations be made to First Baptist Church @ 599 South Wilson Ave. Ratcliff, AR 72951.