Vestal Freeman, singer: born Fyffe, Alabama 13 December 1929; married 1949 Howard Goodman (died 2002; one son, one daughter); died Celebration, Florida 27 December 2003.
Vestal Goodman was known to her fans as the "Queen of Gospel" and was, for over 50 years, an iconic presence within the genre's camp meeting-inspired "Southern" style.
A video has emerged of a road rage incident and the internet is divided as to who’s at fault: some people are calling the driver a lunatic while others have pointed out what an assh*le the cyclist was being and that he kinda brought it on himself. Buddies Tyler Noe and Greg Goodman were out riding their bicycles through the Natchez Trace in Tennessee when all of a sudden, a car intentionally rammed Tyler from behind, knocking him to the ground before speeding off.
Even when there were so many negative things happening, the glass was always half full to Vestal.The driver in question has also apparently targeted cyclists in the past, as noted by Goodman in a Facebook post. The Natchez Trace, also known as the “Old Natchez Trace”, is a historic forest trail that runs for about 700km from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee and links the Cumberland, Tennessee, and Mississippi Rivers.“Three hours ago this person intentionally hit my friend Tyler Noe on Natchez Trace. Cyclists are permitted to use the entire lane in that area and the speed limit is 25mph (40kph) so while what Noe was doing was dickish, to say the least, he wasn’t actually breaking any laws.Born Vestal Freeman in the Sand Mountain area of northern Alabama, she aspired to a career in opera, but instead gravitated to the field of gospel music.In the late 1940s she met Howard "Happy" Goodman, who for several years had been successfully leading his own family quartet at tent meetings and on the radio.