Vestal Goodman Bio, wiki, Age, Career, Height, Weight, Family.

Net Worth: $3 million

Vestal Goodman


Vestal Goodman was a late American vocalist well known for her Southern gospel performances. Goodman is regarded as one of the best Southern Gospel singers, alongside Glen Payne and George Younce. Before her death in 2003, she worked in the music industry for more than five decades.

Early Childhood Development and Education

Vestal Goodman is the fourth of six children born to her parents. At a young age, Goodman began singing in a nearby church. She was raised in the Church of God. She wanted to train for the Metropolitan Opera at first, but she was forced to sing gospel music in church.

Following her marriage to Howard Goodman, Goodman began her career in gospel music. Word Records, a Christian faith-based entertainment firm, signed Vestal and The Happy Goodman Family.

Vestal got her first Dove Award for Female Vocalist of the Year in 1969. Hallelujah, her debut solo album, was released two years later, in 1971. It’ll All Be Over But the Shoutin is her most well-known hit from the album.

Goodman went on to be known as “The Queen of Southern Gospel Music.” Meanwhile, she was well-known among her audience for her distinctive handkerchief, which she wore in practically every performance.

In the 1990s, Goodman and her husband Howard worked on the Gaither Homecoming music initiatives with a number of well-known musicians. The Happy Goodmans were recognized into the GMA Hall of Fame in 1998.

Vestal Goodman Net Worth 2023

Goodman, the late gospel singer, amassed a sizable fortune over the course of her long career. Despite the fact that the exact amount of money she made is unknown, some web sources claim she was worth around $1 million at the time of her death.

In the meantime, celebrity net worth estimates that the Happy Goodman Family is worth roughly $2 million in 2019.

Professional Career Of Vestal Goodman

Vestal Goodman was nine years her senior when she married Howard Goodman. On November 7, 1949, the couple married. Rick is their son, and Vicki is their daughter. Vestal and her husband Howard worked together for numerous years and went to various locations both within and beyond the United States.

When her husband Howard died on November 30, 2002, their 51-year marriage came to an end. He died after the couple recorded “The Final Stand,” a farewell song.

Alchetron Goodman’s autobiography, Vestal! ‘Lord I wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now,’ was released in 1999. She talked about her background in Southern gospel music, her heart troubles, and her cancer battle. Furthermore, she had described her prescription medication addiction.


Vestal Goodman died of influenza on December 27, 2003, while on vacation in Florida with her family for Christmas. She died in an ambulance in Celebration, Florida, on her way to the hospital.

Facts of Vestal Goodman

Date of Birth:1929, December-13
Date of Death:2003, December-27
Age:92 years old
Birth Nation:United States of America
NameVestal Goodman
Net Worth$1 million(estimated)
Married toHoward Goodman (1949-2002-his death)
Children2 (son Rick and daughter Vicky)
DiedDecember 27, 2003

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