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Celebrating the life of
Louise Gooding O'Rand
Passed away on November 30, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 11:00am - Monday, December 04, 2017
  • Southside Baptist Church
  • 5502 Skidaway Rd. (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-7937
  • Private Graveside Service
  • 2:30pm - Monday, December 04, 2017
  • Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
  • 315 Greenwich Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843
  • Visitation
  • 9:30am to 11:00am - Monday, December 04, 2017
  • Southside Baptist Church
  • 5502 Skidaway Rd. (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-355-7937

Arelene, Bret, Kathy, and Families We just got back and were so sorry to hear the news about Mrs.Louise. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. She was my Rock to go off on about the Rehabilition Facility, She had a Beautiful smile and don't forget her makeup. Please keep in touch; call me if you need to talk or visit. Would love to get together. Love, Rita, Alan & family

Rita & Alan Asher, Savannah, Ga.

So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed meeting your mother over the years. She was special. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Kathy.

Bobbie Shelton, Savannah, GA

Kathy and Arline, Your mom was such a wonderful part of our lives while we were at Southside. Moms are such a wonderful blessing and we are so blessed to have had them in our lives well into their nineties. May God b less all of your family.

SALLY & SHERREE ERNST, SAVANNAH, GA

She was a sweet lady and always had a beautiful smile. We will all miss her dearly, especially "Grandma". Prayers for all during this time.

CindyMiles, Ellabell, Ga

My heart goes out to all of you! I have been thinking of Aunt Louise's and her thick Southern Accent and how wonderful it was and the way she called everyone "Suga" What a Lady! I know she is Loving on Uncle Arlie big time about now....and telling him what to do! Papa Edd out to be wrangling in around bout now with his hat and over-all's on, telling them 'Don't worry about those young folks, they know how to take care of themselves.' Love you one and all. Love Connie, Your Other Sister

Connie Powell Moore, Dallas, TX

So sorry to hear of Ms. Louise's passing. She was a wonderful person and mom and I have so many good memories of her.

Libby and Elizabeth (Ann) Scott, Savannah, GA

My prayers and thoughts are with all of Louise's family. I loved mema dearly. She was so special to me as is her family. God bless her and all her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Connie McBride , Tybee Island , GA

Louise Gooding O’Rand, 95, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on November 30, 2017 after a short illness at Azalealand Nursing Home. She was born on July 22, 1922 to the late Hemmie and Lillie Thomas Gooding.

Louise attended Business School in Savannah after High School graduation where she met her now deceased husband of 63 years Arlie O’Rand. A charter member of Southside Baptist Church, Mrs. O’Rand remained faithful, serving in numerous church organizations.

Mrs. O’Rand worked for seventeen years at Hillhaven Convalescent Center as the facilities Activity Director using her ministry gift of caring for others.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her three brothers, Irving, Thomas, and Randolph Gooding, and also her three sisters, Ruby Altman, Sadie Belger, and Vera Mixon, and one great-granddaughter.

She is survived by her brother Leland Gooding of Savannah; three children, Arline and husband W. Frank Sowers; Brett and wife Eleanor O’Rand, Kathy and husband Andrew M. Fitzgerald. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Walt Sowers, Brian and Melinda Sowers, Angie and Kenny Lowe, Michael Fitzgerald, Jaimee and Brandon Kennedy, Brett and Brandi O’Rand, Matt and Heather O’Rand, and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday, December 4, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Southside Baptist Church.

Funeral Service will be Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Southside Baptist Church, with private burial at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

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Arelene, Bret, Kathy, and Families We just got back and were so sorry to hear the news about Mrs.Louise. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. She was my Rock to go off on about the Rehabilition Facility, She had a Beautiful smile and don't forget her makeup. Please keep in touch; call me if you need to talk or visit. Would love to get together. Love, Rita, Alan & family

Rita & Alan Asher, Savannah, Ga.

So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed meeting your mother over the years. She was special. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Kathy.

Bobbie Shelton, Savannah, GA

Kathy and Arline, Your mom was such a wonderful part of our lives while we were at Southside. Moms are such a wonderful blessing and we are so blessed to have had them in our lives well into their nineties. May God b less all of your family.

SALLY & SHERREE ERNST, SAVANNAH, GA

She was a sweet lady and always had a beautiful smile. We will all miss her dearly, especially "Grandma". Prayers for all during this time.

CindyMiles, Ellabell, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Brenda & Jim Cowart John &Bernard Gooding — Georgia

My heart goes out to all of you! I have been thinking of Aunt Louise's and her thick Southern Accent and how wonderful it was and the way she called everyone "Suga" What a Lady! I know she is Loving on Uncle Arlie big time about now....and telling him what to do! Papa Edd out to be wrangling in around bout now with his hat and over-all's on, telling them 'Don't worry about those young folks, they know how to take care of themselves.' Love you one and all. Love Connie, Your Other Sister

Connie Powell Moore, Dallas, TX

So sorry to hear of Ms. Louise's passing. She was a wonderful person and mom and I have so many good memories of her.

Libby and Elizabeth (Ann) Scott, Savannah, GA

My prayers and thoughts are with all of Louise's family. I loved mema dearly. She was so special to me as is her family. God bless her and all her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Connie McBride , Tybee Island , GA

Candle tribute lit by Connie McBride — Georgia


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