Samara Noelle Goodnight

Samara Noelle Goodnight, 29, of Frankfort, passed away at her home, Friday, December 27, 2019.  She was born in Frankfort on September 12, 1990 to Misty (Goodnight) Badders.  She worked as an aide for Visiting Angels group home care.  Samara was known for her contagious laugh and cracking jokes.  She enjoyed camping, going to the beach, crafting, and spending time with her son and siblings.

In addition to her mother, Samara is survived by her stepfather, Richard Badders; son, Trevor Johnson; brothers, Brayden and Tyler Badders, both of Frankfort; sisters, Alyssa and Kara Badders, both of Frankfort; grandmother, Juanita Eldridge; and great grandmother, Evelyn Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Morris Goodnight; and step-grandfather, William Eldridge.

Memorial visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Heart of Fire Church, Saturday, Janaury 4, 2019.  Arrangements are with Genda Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to help the family defray funeral costs.

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  1. Sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love you!

  2. My prayers for all the family and friends. Samantha is a beautiful soul ! RIP my friend till we meet again..Love you girl!

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember coming home and the kids all sleeping in the living room and junk food all over the house when she would babysit. She was always so sweet and I loved her hanging out at the house with Andi even when she wasn’t babysitting. She will be missed. Prayers and Hugs, my friend.

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