Deceased Information


    Nancy Goodrich

  • AGE



    Friday, August 13, 2021 (After Sunset)


    Wednesday, August 25, 2021


    11:00 AM




    Nancy Kathryn Jackson Goodrich passed away Friday, August 13, 2021 at the age of 64. Nancy is survived by her husband Colman Goodrich, her cats Ally and Junior, sisters Sherry Hart and Maggie Virgil (Brad) and brother, Tom Jackson (Tiphany), nieces and nephews Caitlin Mutz (Garrett), Taylor Virgil (Lauren), Catherine Jackson, Chandler Jackson (Corynne), and Christian Jackson.

    Nancy was born on September 17, 1956 to William C. Jackson and Eleanor C. Jackson. Nancy fought a short battle with cancer and never gave up. Her hope to return to her beloved restaurant, Southern Bistro was what kept her fighting the battle. Nancy opened her restaurant in Sandy Springs 16 years ago, Nancy G’s Cafe and Bistro, later rebranding it Southern Bistro. Her husband, Colman, worked alongside Nancy to build Southern Bistro into a legacy. Nancy’s restaurant won numerous awards and accolades including the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce 2018 Restaurant of the Year and the Sandy Springs 2021 Best Brunch. Most importantly to Nancy, you were never a stranger when you walked through the doors. She welcomed everyone, even all the puppies on the patio with her loving grace. Nancy created an inviting family-friendly place continually supporting her community.

    Nancy was a strong supporter of the police and fire departments along with a host of charities. During the pandemic when most restaurants were closing their businesses, her “neighborhood” family came together to ensure Southern Bistro did not become a Covid-casualty. This is a true testament to Nancy and how she was truly loved by her community. Nancy was honored by VP Mike Pence for her tireless and creative commitment to her community and staff during Covid. Southern Bistro “General Store” was available to provide paper products and grocery items to those in need.

    A service to honor Nancy is scheduled for Wednesday, August 25 at 11:00 am at the Sandy Springs Heritage Auditorium, 6110 Blue Stone Rd, Sandy Springs 30328. In lieu of flowers, donations and condolences may be offered to Longleaf Hospice, 2310 Parklake Drive, Atlanta GA 30345. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770.451.4999.


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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

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  • Coleman Goodrich

    Dear Coleman and family, It's with a heavy heart I'm writing this note. We have been friends and patrons for many years and this is one of the worst losses we've had. To no longer seeing Nancys' smiling face, hurts to the quick. We will miss you tomorrow due to medical reasons. WE love you and will see you soon, Caryl & Bob Paller

  • Gail Vail

    Colman, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. You don't know me but I am one of the Lake Oconee artists and we were so proud of you buying our two artwork collaborations. I have heard many good things about your restaurant. I don't often get into Atlanta but will make it a point to visit when I can. Prayers with you


    Nancy was beautiful inside and out and full of zest for life. She was a kind and loving friend who will be missed by all whose lives she touched. May she live forever in our hearts and with our Lord in heaven. My deepest condolences to her family and all of those who knew and loved her.

  • Gail Cohn

    From the day Nancy opened up her restaurant, Harvey and I have loved Nancy helping us to make it our home away from home. We will miss her smiling face, her great personality, and her giving so heart.We will miss our friend. She was a positive force in our community Our heartfelt sympathy to Colman and the rest of her family.With love and sympathy…

  • Gail Moret

    My heart goes out to u and your family, she will be missed!

  • Fran Harrell

    I was so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. For years I enjoyed seeing her at the restaurant and discussing the latest books we read. She was such a sweet person and always greeted me with a smile. I will miss her greatly.

  • Cory & Alan Begner

    Colman, We are terribly sad to learn Nancy has lost her battle with cancer. The restaurant has been our "home away from home" as it has been for so long for so many in the community. Her loss will be acutely felt and mourned by so many who have become accustomed to her sweet smile and warm welcome over the years. Please accept our deepest condolences.

  • Diane Lechter

    Dear Coleman and Family We are so sad to read about Nancy’s passing. I met Nancy through Lee Padove and really admired Nancy for her community commitment and love the restaurant. She will be very missed by all. Diane Lechter & Chuck Wolf

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