Portia L Goodman - Adams
Died: Aug 11, 2017
Goodman - Adams
Portia L. Goodman Adams, 68, of Hackettstown, NJ, was called home on August 11, 2017.
The visitation will be from 10am - 11am followed by the memorial service at 11 am on Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840..
Portia was born in Harlem, NY on January 22, 1949. She obtained her General Equivalency Diploma as a young adult. Portia earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Marymount University and married Jemmie L. Adams in August 2001. Portia celebrated 32 years of sobriety in October 2016.
Portia worked for world-renown Rockefeller University for research and graduate education, in the fields of bio-medical sciences, chemistry, bio-informatics, and physics as Director of Telecommunication, managing a staff of 12 for 29 years, where she was allowed to travel around the country representing the university at a time when the communications industry was primarily male dominated. Portia retired in 2010 and gained part-time employment with Career and Life Transition Center for Women as a case manager providing services to displaced homemakers. 
Portia was also actively involved in charities and organizations. Portia served as a past treasurer and current Board Member of Promises Delivered, Inc., an organization whose goal is to empower individuals to pursue their dreams by providing motivational and inspirational experiences. Past Member of SCIT United Way of Northern, New Jersey, Association of Female Executives and the American Management Association.
Three daughters, Michelle Goodman Rollins, Sheryl Lashley, and Nicole Goodman survive Portia. Six grandchildren, Shakira Goodman Moore, Kashiem, Jyair, and Khalil Lashley, Nasreen Rollins, and Sabir Culbertson, along with four great grandchildren, Johnny, Kyrie, Jahlil, and Journey Lashley. Her Sister Fran Haynes, nephew and niece Fela and Makeda Haynes. Her first cousin Larry Hayes, along with a host of extended family and friends
Her father Palmer Haynes Jr. (2017), ex-husband Eugene Goodman (2010), mother Margaret A. Jetter (1990), and Aunt Lucille Adams (1975) precede Portia in death.
The family of Portia L. Goodman wish to thank all friends and family for their love, prayers and support during this most difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given sent to Norwescap Career and Life Transition Center for women, 16 Broad Street, Suite 7, Washington, NJ 07882 in memory of Portia.


Penelope Griffin
February 22nd, 2018 7:44 pm
I am so sad to hear about Portia. I am just receiving the news as she passed around the same time as my mother. Portia was a great lady and helped me in my time of need. She will be missed.
Deidre Benson
August 18th, 2017 1:41 pm
Portia was extremely kind to me when I attended the Transition Center for Women. I will never forget her and my heart goes out to her family and friends. She will be truly missed by everyone that was lucky enough to meet her. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.
Mike C.
August 18th, 2017 11:42 am
You will truly be missed Portia. I'm so lucky to have been able to call you my friend. With love always...
Robert C Interlante
August 18th, 2017 3:05 am
I just found out... My deepest condolences to the family of Portia Adams. I was honored to be one of her friends. She taught me a great deal about prayer, respect, open-mindedness, service, humility, honesty, dignity, truth and much more. She was a woman of action and helped so many people.
Libby Haynes
August 17th, 2017 6:45 am
Praying for Portia's loving family and friends. May God comfort you as you grieve the loss of this wonderful woman. Portia was one of those beautiful people you meet in life who you fall in love with the moment you met her. Heaven is a more loving and brighter place with her soul in it. God Bless.
Robin Milow
August 16th, 2017 7:24 pm
To the Goodman Family: Earth has no sorrow, That heaven can't heal. Portia was a shinning light in the darkness. I connected with her upon our first meeting. She truly was an inspiration, I will dearly miss her spirit and presence. Rest well until we meet in paradise. JUAREZ
Marigny Pellot
August 16th, 2017 12:07 pm
My Deepest Condolences to the family in this most difficult time sending prayers for strength and peace knowing that Our Beautiful Portia is in a place where she is free of any and all sickness & pain waiting to meet us again on that one fine day. We will miss her greatly here on earth but joy full she is rejoicing with our Father in Heaven. Rest In Paradise My sweet friend. XOXO
Jessica Hoffman
August 16th, 2017 9:39 am
My Dear Portia- it has been an honor to work alongside of you these past 2+ years at the NORWESCAP CLTC. Though technically your 'boss', you taught me more than I could ever express. I will never forget our many conversations and laughs... your insight and inspiration.. your heart and love for all the women you have helped along the way. You were a special soul and I will miss you terribly. Thank you for your dedication, always, to our center and to the agency.
Daiquiri Hetem
August 15th, 2017 7:15 pm
My Precious Mentor. I was it Yesterday it feels that you were Guiding me and Many other Qomwm. I'll miss you terribly. Miss you already
Laurie Ashworth
August 15th, 2017 2:15 pm
My heartfelt sympathy at this most difficult. May you find comfort and peace.
Faith Marshall
August 15th, 2017 10:08 am
This woman was the light in the darkness for me ... I cannot believe she has passed. My heart aches for her family and friends who know what a gift she was to this world.
Fran Haynes (Your sister)
August 15th, 2017 9:58 am
Portia, Even though we shared our love for each other through a distance because we lived so far apart; I will always love you and I will wrap myself in the memories and advise you left with me. I greatly appreciate your allowing me the time to be with you before transitioning into God hands. I know your in a better place and you suffer no more. I will always be with you in spirit! I truly Love You!!! your sister Fran, God Bless!!!
Betsy Kelly Davis
August 15th, 2017 6:58 am
I was touched by an angel on earth and now in heaven. I will forever love you and never forget our times together. Sending hugs to you in heaven.
Vanessa Williams
August 14th, 2017 7:46 pm
U have the Williams family condolences and prayers Potia will be greatly miss
Patty Gioffre
August 14th, 2017 4:01 pm
Dear Michelle, David, Nasreen, Shakira,Sasha and all of the Goodman / Rollins Family and friends. Our sincerest sympathies on this difficult passing of your mom / grandmom. You are all in my most heartfelt of prayers. May God watch over you all and help to ease your sorrow and comfort your broken hearts. RIP Mrs. Goodman.
Kathryn Ritner
August 14th, 2017 3:29 pm
All memories of Portia are treasured. Rest in peace, old friend.
Mark Sweeney
August 14th, 2017 2:17 pm
With loving memories of Portia. She will be missed.
Kay lilly
August 12th, 2017 11:40 pm
My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Portia. I am very sad to hear of her passing and I feel blessed to have known her. Rest in heavenly peace Portia!
Deborah Rollins
August 12th, 2017 9:58 pm
Travel well my friend on your ultimate journey. May we meet again in paradise. It has been my pleasure.
Monique Boyd
August 12th, 2017 8:50 pm
My deepest condolences and prayers to the family.
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