MHS student killed in wreck

Published 7:02 pm Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Maplesville High School student died in a one-vehicle wreck Monday night in Perry County.

Leona Goode, 17, was in the car with her mother, Rosalind Goode, and her three siblings, Jamoryn McNeil, Xzavia Stacy and Shanteria Stacy.

Rosalind Goode was driving the car to a family birthday party when it hydroplaned and flipped over somewhere in the city limits of Marion, according to MHS Vice Principal Roger Sheffield.

Marion City Police responded to the wreck Monday night. Police officials failed to return several phone calls as of press time Wednesday.

Rosalind Goode, McNeil, Xzavia Stacy and Shanteria Stacy sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Leona Goode was a sophomore at MHS.

First Priority, a Christian-based group at MHS, will hold an assembly called “Celebrating the Life of Leona Goode” on Friday, Feb. 15, at MHS at 10:40 a.m. for students in grades 7–12.

A love offering will be collected for Goode’s family.

Sheffield said students have made memorial posters and cards for Goode and her family.

Sheffield described Goode as “upbeat” and “a really good student.”

“She was well-liked and had a lot of friends here at the school,” Sheffield said. “The student body took it really hard. She brought a lot of comfort to other students when they were down. She will be missed.”