Charles E. Goodman III

October 2, 1992 ~ May 20, 2020 (age 27)


CHARLES EDWARD GOODMAN III, was born October 2, 1992 in San Diego, CA. to proud parents, Lisa A. Hearn and Charles E. Goodman Jr.

"Lil Charles", as he was affectionately referred as by his family, attended Knox and Euclid Elementary Schools, Horace Mann & Muirlands Middle Schools, then finally completed and graduated from La Jolla High School with the "Class of 2010". Charles continued his education at DeVry University as well as Grossmont College. Majoring in Business Management as to coincide with his dream to one day open his own business.

Charles was employed at the University of California San Diego in Environmental Services, where he was hired in September 2009, while still in high school. He remained there faithfully for ten years until his passing. Charles was a very respectful, hardworking and strong individual.  He enjoyed his tenure at UCSD where he made many long-lasting friendships.

Charles was a young man raised to have love in his heart towards others, to be  quick to forgive, and to always stand strong as a man., Charles truly loved the Lord.  He strived to live his life through Christ's teachings, through love and forgiveness one to another. Lil Charles always went above and beyond what was asked of him, He helped friends wherever he was needed. Often giving clothes, food, time and money to help his, family, friends, strangers or those less fortunate on the streets. He truly had a big heart towards mankind, never asking for anything in return.

He was funny, and always joking around. His laughter was contagious, if he was laughing, you were laughing. Charles began taking Taekwondo lessons at an early age, was an excellent swimmer, and most recently was learning how to play the Ukulele.  He developed a love of cooking from enjoying dishes prepared by his Aunt MaryKay and cousin, Leoina, although he loved his co-worker, Sheila's, cooking, as well. Charles also loved his vehicles, He could maneuver the streets and vanish in his car better than any scene in "The Fast and the Furious". Charles, was an only child. He never married and had no children of his own, yet was the most loving god-father to newly born cousin, Ziahar A. Singleton, whom he nicknamed "Cash".

Charles dearly loved his mother, and was ALWAYS there for her. Taking care of his mother is what he did with honor daily without thought. They shared a bond that could never be broken,  best friends, always looking out for one  another.

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 8:11 P.M. Charles Edward Goodman III was called home to glory. There to greet him at the gates were his grandmother Leonia Flowers; great-grandparents, Monroe and Dorothy Johnson (Owners of Dorothy's Café), William & Elmira Hearn; uncles, J. A. Jackson and Gene Jackson; his Aunt Katie Shujan and first cousin, Jabar Jones.

Lil Charles leaves behind his loving and devoted parents:, Lisa Hearn of San Diego, CA;  Charles Goodman Jr. and significant other, Lanita Phillips of Tacoma, WA; grandmother, Yvonne Jones; uncles: Bobby Darden (Kim), Roy Lee Brown and Eddie Goodman; aunts: Tamiko Lazar, Leneir Williams, Brenda Robbson, Mary-Helen Jackson, Mary-Kay Jackson, Ruby Jackson, Rita Jackson,  Pearl Jackson, Lavette Reid and Sandra Hollywood all of California; a host of cousins: Nastassja, Robert, Andromeda,(Cash), Stanley, Lee John, Tia,Keisha, Chanel, Shauna, Shon/Shontel, Patrice, Otis, Fred, Richard, Donte, Trina, Felicia Renada, Sherita, Cammilly, Keto, Tambusha, Nazma, Rutibu, Mahogony, Rita, Rico,  Leoina, Ebony, Shondra, Drea, Terrell, Markiel, Zyair, Milton, Daniel, Clarence, Eboni, DJ, Ann, Tony, James, Norma,  Jay, Eddie, Fantasia and Marcus; his best friends & ”Circle of Bros"; Lymen, Johnny, Jamonte, Zyair, Terrell, Markiel, and Marcus; numerous friends as well as his UCSD work family whom will mourn his passing, yet celebrate his wonderful life. 

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Funeral Service
June 9, 2020

10:00 AM
5050 Federal Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92102

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