Robert Lee Gooding


NEW BERN - Robert Lee Gooding, 87, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Pruitt Health Care-Neuse.

His lifetime membership at St. James AME Zion church included serving with the Men's Chorus. He was formerly employed by City of New Bern as a truck driver.

His funeral is 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at St. James AME Zion Church with the Rev. Cynthia Smith, pastor. Burial will follow in the Gooding Family Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Willie Naomi Gooding of New Bern; sons, Robert Henderson of Havelock and the Rev. Benjamin Jones of Philadelphia, Pa.; daughters, Delores James, Deborah Gooding, Felicia Jones, all of New Bern, Helene Jones of Vanceboro and Cynthia Jones of Richmond, Va.; two brothers, Keither Gooding and Carl Gooding, both of New Bern; two sisters, Elnora Ballard and Clara B. Walker, both of New Bern; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at 3124 Kensington Park Drive and 444 Rocky Run Road. Viewing hours are Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Oscar's Mortuary and at the church one hour prior to the service.

Condolences are accepted at

Arrangements are by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.

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Published in Sun Journal from Dec. 20 to Dec. 23, 2013