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Celebrating the life of
Leland "Lee" C. Gooding Sr.
November 16, 1927 - June 14, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 6:00pm to 8:00pm - Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 11:00am - Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Calvary Baptist Temple
  • 4625 Waters Ave (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31405

  • 912-351-2288

To the family of Mr. Leland Gooding: I would like to express my condolences to you for the loss of your father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. When a loved ones dies, we sometimes wonder how we can cope with the grief. It is important not to bottle up such emotions. Rather, speak to a friend who will listen. And the best Friend a bereaved person can have is our Creator, Jehovah God. So pour out your heart to him in prayer and allow him to help you heal by means of his consoling Word, the Bible. At Revelation 21:3,4 it tells us that God will wipe every tear from your eyes and death will be no more. And when this earth is transformed into a paradise, Acts 24:15 confirms that there is going to be a resurrection of those who have died, right here on earth. Imagine the joy when Mr. Gooding is brought back to life and have the prospect of regaining his youthful vigor and have his flesh become fresher than in youth.

F. Smith, Chambersburg, PA

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

So sorry for your loss. God bless him and keep his family comforted and all the Angels wrap around them for peace. Our heavenly Father welcomed him with all his family in heaven. Peace be with you.

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My sincere condolences to the family an friends. Please read 2 Corinthians 1:3,4, at that scripture we see we are never alone we always have support from our heavenly Father to endure trials.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

We are truly saddened Dill, by the loss of your wonderful Father. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the entire family. One thing for certain, and hopefully you will find sweet peace with, is knowing that your Mom and Dad are now together once again and happier than they've ever been. What great parents you had, and I know you will always miss them. They are smiling down on you, proud and happy of the loving son they have left behind. Our love to you and all the family. Danny, Dee & Ashley Kramer

Danny & Dee Kramer, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Leland Cogdill Gooding, Sr., 90, of Savannah died Thursday, June 14, 2018, at his home under the care of Hospice Savannah.

Lee was born November 16, 1927 in Miley, S.C, the youngest child of the late Hemmie and Lillie Thomas Gooding.   After graduating from Brunson High School, he served in the U.S. Navy before beginning a 43-year career with the railroad.

He started work on the Central Georgia Railroad in 1944, as a messenger boy and then retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad as the Terminal Superintendent in Augusta, Georgia.  Living most of his life in Savannah, his railroad career took him to Columbus and Augusta before he retired back to Savannah in 1987.

An active member of Calvary Baptist Temple for many years, Lee served as Deacon and on various committees.  He was a member of Solomon Masonic Lodge #1 for over 69 years.  Lee loved to fish and spend time with his family and friends.  His enjoyed watching his favorite teams play from the Georgia Bulldogs, Georgia Southern Eagles, Atlanta Falcons to the Atlanta Braves.

In addition to his parents, Lee was predeceased by his four sisters, three brothers and his wife, Mary “Chic” Smiley Gooding.  He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Dill and Cathy Gooding of Savannah; his grandson, Brent Gooding (Stacy) of Senoia, GA; his granddaughter, Kelli Tapley (Brad) of Evans, GA; and his four great grandchildren: Tenley Tapley, Hudson Gooding, Briggs Tapley, and Nolan Gooding; along with many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Robert Brown, Dr. Robert Rollings, Dr. Craig Saxton and Hospice Savannah.  They would also like to give special thanks to his caregivers Deborah Scott, Josephine Green, Melissa Green and Zeppone Caring Hands for all they did these past few months.

Visitation will be Monday, June 18, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Home, Hodgson Memorial, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.   The funeral service will be held at Calvary Baptist Temple Tuesday, June 19, at 11:00 a.m. with burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery officiated by Rev. Kenny Grant and Dr. Tom Smiley.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Calvary Baptist Temple or Hospice Savannah.

 

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To the family of Mr. Leland Gooding: I would like to express my condolences to you for the loss of your father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. When a loved ones dies, we sometimes wonder how we can cope with the grief. It is important not to bottle up such emotions. Rather, speak to a friend who will listen. And the best Friend a bereaved person can have is our Creator, Jehovah God. So pour out your heart to him in prayer and allow him to help you heal by means of his consoling Word, the Bible. At Revelation 21:3,4 it tells us that God will wipe every tear from your eyes and death will be no more. And when this earth is transformed into a paradise, Acts 24:15 confirms that there is going to be a resurrection of those who have died, right here on earth. Imagine the joy when Mr. Gooding is brought back to life and have the prospect of regaining his youthful vigor and have his flesh become fresher than in youth.

F. Smith, Chambersburg, PA

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

So sorry for your loss. God bless him and keep his family comforted and all the Angels wrap around them for peace. Our heavenly Father welcomed him with all his family in heaven. Peace be with you.

, ,

My sincere condolences to the family an friends. Please read 2 Corinthians 1:3,4, at that scripture we see we are never alone we always have support from our heavenly Father to endure trials.

Kay F, Savannah, Ga

We are truly saddened Dill, by the loss of your wonderful Father. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the entire family. One thing for certain, and hopefully you will find sweet peace with, is knowing that your Mom and Dad are now together once again and happier than they've ever been. What great parents you had, and I know you will always miss them. They are smiling down on you, proud and happy of the loving son they have left behind. Our love to you and all the family. Danny, Dee & Ashley Kramer

Danny & Dee Kramer, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA


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