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“Oh Kristin! You brought grace and light everywhere you went. I will miss you. Pamela Castellana ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Pamela Castellana - Melbourne, FL

“To the Goodnight family,Our deepest condolences; I just heard of Kristen's passing today. My heart is saddened at your loss yet rejoices that she now...Read More ยป
2 of 2 | Posted by: Lori Bradstreet - West Melbourne, FL

Kristin Kay Goodnight, 59, of Melbourne, FL, died October 1, 2017. Kristin Goodnight was zealous for God, dedicated to her family, committed to her students and passionate about the performing arts. To everyone that came in contact with her, she was known as a staunch prayer warrior and unwavering in her faith.

Born in Los Angeles, California in 1957, Kristin was the eldest daughter of Gordon and Ruth Hamilton of Tucson, AZ. As a senior in high school, she joined Up With People (touring singing cast) and afterwards she received her Bachelor from the University of Arizona for Music Education.

Kristin started her music teaching career, in Phoenix, AZ, at Starlight Park Elementary School. In 1990, she moved to Florida, with her husband, and shortly after took the position of music teacher at Country Beginnings (Preschool).

Once her eldest daughter started Kindergarden, at Covenant Christian School, Kristin accepted the position as music teacher at CCS. While at CCS, Kristin took on the roles of Choir Director and Drama Teacher. She had the ability to seek out, expose and shape the talent she found in her students. Her passion for music was evident and she believed anyone could be reached through music. Once she retired from CCS, in 2015, Kristin pursued a position at Pregnancy Resources. She believed fervently in their mission and took on the role as manager for the Pregnancy Resources Resale Store and assisted in teaching their parenting classes.

"Mrs. G", as a she was known lovingly by her students, worked tirelessly to cultivate her students potential, confidence and love for Christ.

Kristin is survived by Steven, her steadfast husband of 32 years; daughter Rachel (Chandler Skipper) and grandson John Chandler of South Carolina; daughter Hannah of Georgia; mother Ruth of Florida; brother Bret (Denise Hamilton), niece, Shannon of New Mexico and nephew, Cameron (Melanie Hamilton) of Nebraska; sister Lori (Dan O'Toole), nephew , Connor and niece, Erin of Arizona; sister Lynnelle (Joseph Anderson), niece, Lorrin (Nathan Naasz) and nephew, Joey of South Dakota.

"She did not deviate from the pattern of obedience, proving the genuineness of her love for Christ"

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A Graveside Service for Kristin Goodnight was held Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Quiet Creek Cemetery, Millboro, SD, with Pastor Keith Mood officiating.

Music was provided by Rachael Skipper, Hannah Goodnight, and Lynnelle Anderson singing "Amazing Grace."

Rachel Skipper read Psalm 100.

Pastor Keith Moody gave the message and closed in prayer.

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Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
Come into His presence with singing,
Know that the LORD is God.
It is He that made us, and we are His;
We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving,
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
For the LORD is good;
His steadfast love endures forever,
And his faithfulness to all generations.