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Granny Goins

Lillie Bell “Granny” Goins

Founder of The Community Soup Kitchen

 

Lillie Bell “Granny” Goins was born in Mandeville, Arkansas. Her parents were sharecroppers, and her grandparents were slaves. Granny was the oldest of seven children. Her parents later relocated to Doss, LA. She was married for 67 years to Farmer Goins, Sr., and they were parents of 15 children.

Although Granny only completed eighth grade, she continuously pursued educational opportunities and was an advocate for higher education. A civic minded humanitarian, Granny was honored by several groups throughout northeast Louisiana. She and her husband began providing meals to needy and homeless individuals from the back of their car in 1989. Later she began a street feeding program that ultimately was referred to as “Granny’s Kitchen”. “Granny” Goins continued to feed the hungry and help the homeless until her death in 2003. Her legacy continues today at the Community Soup Kitchen through the efforts of her children, friends, and community supporters.

 

 

Community Soup Kitchen

219 Plum Street – Monroe, LA 71202

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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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6654 Main Street
Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856