Mildred Fern Burnette Goad, age 79, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. She was born to Charlie and Hava Burnette of Conners Grove, VA. Over the years she worked at Pannill Garments, cooked for the Floyd jail, worked as a voter registrar, and was a substitute teacher for Floyd County Public Schools. She is fondly remembered as a loving wife and mother. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents as well as her brothers, Ronald and Donald Burnette. She is survived by her husband, James B. Goad; her children, Judy (Donald) Cain and Dale (Sharon) Goad; her grandchildren, Emily and Rebecca Cain, Elizabeth Goad; her siblings Wayman (Hilda) Burnette, Lorraine (Earl) Reece, and Larry (Dian) Burnette and her sister-in-law Linda Burnette. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Maberry Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Murray Agee and Rev. Michael Bowman officiating. The interment will follow at Topeco cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Maberry Funeral Home.