Irene Gooding
Hill Funeral Home - EAST GREENWICH
East Greenwich, RI
GOODING, IRENE (THOMAS), 93, passed away April 22, 2016. She was the wife of the late Rev. Robert T. Gooding, former Pastor of Apponaug Pentecostal Church. She is survived by daughters, Darlene Gibson (John) and Faith Hudson (Gary); daughter in law Cheryl Gooding; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was the mother of the late Robert Gooding. A Celebration of her life will be held Thursday at 10:00am at Cranston Christian Fellowship, 1114 Scituate Ave., Cranston. Visitation will be Wednesday 5-8pm at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., East Greenwich. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Heritage Christian Fellowship, 358 Warwick Neck Ave., Warwick, RI 02889. Visit for complete obituary and online condolences.
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Published by The Providence Journal on Apr. 26, 2016.
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to the Gooding family, I am very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a lasting inspiration and a true prayer warrior who never ceased praying when she said she would. May you rejoice in the knowledge she is with her beloved.
Ann Thomas
April 28, 2016
A Strong and Faithful Woman .... that loved Teddy Bears.
Joan Turbie
April 27, 2016
Sis. Gooding was always a faithful encourager. I loved when she got up to "exhort" or "give a testimony" and it turned into a whole sermon. Her testimony of serving God since her childhood was a source of encouragement in my own walk. Always faithfully playing the organ for services that were occasionally almost entirely worship, I now realize she no doubt wanted to be worshipping freely as well, but I don't remember her ever taking a break. She and Pastor Gooding were such a good team; she was strength equal to his for the work of God they established. They taught us how to dig into the word, trust God, move in the Spirit, be sensitive to His leading, and the importance of not accepting the world's way of thinking and acting. I am deeply grateful for Sis. Gooding's life and example.
Suzanne and David Pfisterer
April 27, 2016
We were privileged to spend 29 years in church with Irene, first as our Pastor's wife and a true woman of character, an example of the believer. We loved her so much and she will be surely missed. We are sad for John, Darlene, Faith, Greg, Cheri, and their families. As Pastor John says, we didn't lose her, we know where she is, but as days go on, their loss will be felt, and tears may come. We will pray. She's with her Savior, Bob, & Bobby,, and so many that have gone on before.
Frank & Shelley Austin
April 26, 2016
Sister Gooding, a true woman of faith. Her life was an inspiration to thousands!! She is now in the place she has waited for her whole life. May our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ be with her family until you meet again. Hugs and prayers.
Stephen and Debbie Maaz
April 26, 2016
From the day we entered the doors of
Apponaug Pent. Church, we were treated like family. That's who the GOODINGS were.
I am alumni of Apponaug boot camp. Best place for a new christian to begin his/her new life with the Lord.
Carolyn Buford
April 26, 2016
A great lady has passed on to be with the Lord. A wonderful reunion with Pastor Gooding and Bobby. We will miss you that is for sure. Thank you for all the great times you and Pastor gave to Judy and I over the years we attended Apponaug Pentecostal Church. There surely is "Shouting on the Streets of Glory as a great saint has come home". Sorry we can't make it to the wake or funeral as I am tied up with schedule of classes at my business and those can't be cancelled. My condolences to all the family. Love Tim and Judy
Timmie McElwain
April 26, 2016
We mourn the passing of gracious lady. Her kindness to our family will always be remembered. Irene, we look forward to a joyous reunion in Heaven one day. Marty and Ronnie Blanchard, East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Martin Blanchard
April 26, 2016
I'm am saddened to hear of Sister Gooding's passing... She surely was an inspiration to my whole family! Now she can be with PG & Grampa Wil & so many more!! Hugs to you all!!
Susan Grange
April 26, 2016
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