MILTON - Betty Mae Williams Gooch, age 60, of Milton, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at her residence surrounded by her loving husband, children and other family members. Betty was born March 6, 1952 in Lewes, to the late Eugene E. & Irene Norwood Williams. Betty Spent her entire life in the Lewes & Milton area where she and her husband reared their family. Betty was completing her 36th year as a teacher, with the Cape Henlopen School District, teaching at the Richard A. Shields Elementary School in Lewes. Betty was a lifelong member of Israel UM Church, serving as Penn-Del Conference Lay Leader, Prison Ministries, LRAC, Israel UM Women, Young Adults, Lewes Charge Lay Leader, PPR Committee for Lewes charge, Bishop Yumba Conference for Congo, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Book Club. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Ralph P. Gooch; four daughters, Tiffany I. Gooch & Tony Wilson of Milton, Katina M. Gooch of Milton, Cynthia E. I. Hulbert of Millsboro, Ashley & Richard Hall of Seaford; eight grandchildren; three brothers, N. Earl & Delores Williams of Dover, Eugene E. & Carolyn Williams of Millsboro, Ronnie Taylor of Texas; five sisters, Lewanda M. & Rev. Henry Wright of Buffalo, N.Y., her twin Evelyn R. & Melvin Stanley of Seaford, Jeanette I. & Jesse Peterson of Georgetown, Alice M. & Gregory Freeman of Charlotte, N.C. and Bonnie Hatton of Millsboro. Viewing will be 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, June, 10, 2012 at Epworth UM Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd., Rehoboth, DE 19971. Services will be 1 p.m., Monday, June 11, 2012 at the church were friends can call 2 hours prior. Arrangements by Miller Funeral & Cremation Services 302-734-8100 or 302-947-1144
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Published in NewsZapDE on June 8, 2012