Elaine Gooding Visnic, 82, of Ridgeway, Virginia passed away peacefully at Wake Forest Baptist Health on November 20, 2021, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Elaine was born on October 20, 1939, to Howard Gooding and Elna Thorne Gooding and was raised in Oakton, Virginia.
Elaine graduated from Radford College, Women’s Division of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science in education. She taught a variety of grades and subjects in both Fairfax and Henry Counties but loved teaching middle school. She was a devoted and loving wife to her husband Theodore “Ted” Visnic, Sr., for over forty years.
She was an avid reader, Sudoku and crossword puzzle player, and loved reading the daily newspaper from end to end. She enjoyed taking Sunday rides with her husband along the Blue Ridge Parkway, going to Myrtle Beach with her college friends, listening to Polka music, and going to church. She was loved by all that met her and became an ‘adopted grandma’ to many.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Calvin Gooding, her husband Ted and is survived by her remaining brothers Joseph Gooding (Jean) and James Robert Gooding (Carol), step-son Larry Visnic (Jackie), step-daughter Lisa Visnic Sheehan, grandchildren Robby and Erin Sheehan, Vincent Sheehan, and great grandchildren Ezra and Micah Sheehan, many other nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and her dear friends, Delores Thompson, Bobby Thompson, Ben (Hannah), Brooklyn (Jake), and Caitlyn (Sam).
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, VA is serving the Visnic family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com