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Vashti Omodele Gooding-Gorwor (Mamie)

It is with heartfelt regret and deep sorrow that the Gooding, Nelson, Dennis, Johnson, Boayoue-Whitfield and Gorwor families announce the home going of our darling daughter, wife, sister, mother, Rev. Dr. Vashti Omodele Mamie Gooding-Gorwor who departed from this world on September 6, 2016.  Her departure occurred at the St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.  Mamie, as she was affectionately called, was a wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin, aunty, niece, friend, spiritual leader, mentor, and educator. She will be missed by many of her spiritual admirers as a result of her untimely demise.

As a spiritual leader, she was an active church member and served for 13+ years as the church’s administrator for the United Christian Fellowship Church (UCFC) in Newark, New Jersey (Formerly the Liberian Christian Fellowship Church).  Mamie was known for her honesty, confidentiality, trustworthiness, kindness and wisdom.  She enjoyed having friends and family around always, helping others in need and living a good Christian life.  Mamie enjoyed cooking and feeding others and was a cheerful giver in every situation as God commanded.

Mamie was always quick to go to the source, “Master Jesus” praying through each and every situation in good and in bad times. One could always count on Mamie to pray a sincere prayer for him or her unto the Almighty God.

Mamie is survived by her husband Nathaniel Boayoue-Whitfield Gorwor, her daughter Ophelia Gorwor, and Naveda Kenken Gorwor, Meekie Gorwor, and Obadiah Gorwor,  She is also survived by her mother, Reverend Dr. Comfort Nelson Gooding-Johnson, her sisters, Silver Pet Smith-Padmore (James), Diamond Daisy Gooding-Williams (Prince), Vera Stewart (John), and her brothers, Pastor Alex Kwesi Zedek (Grace) and Reverend Walter Donald Gooding II (Grace), aunts, uncles, and a host of other relatives including nephews, nieces, cousins etc.  Mamie was predeceased by her father, Walter D. Gooding, I.

Wake at the United Christian Fellowship Church (UCFC)   
Friday, September 30, 2016
7pm - 11pm
18-22 Frelinghuysen Avenue
Newark, NJ  07114

Funeral Services at Bethany Baptist Church
Saturday, October 1, 2016
9 a.m.
275 Market Street
Newark, NJ  07103

Evergreen Cemetery
1137 North Board Street
Hill Side, NJ

150 Bleeker Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Rev. Dr. Comfort Nelson Gooding-Johnson – 973-819-4508
Nathaniel Boayoue-Whitfeld Gorwor – 973-207-8376
Silver (Teta-Pet) Padmore – 267-980-3155
Diamond Gooding-Williams – 703-371-3679
Vera Stewart – 240-883-2960
Walter D. Gooding II – 401-601-7802
Ampi Gooding – 240-604-4556
Maxwell Gooding – 610-809-2607
Julia Whitfield-Cheeks – 862-368-6299
Menseh Margaret Boayoue-Whitfield Jones – 973-615-5693

Liberia & Ghana
Emmett Gooding – 011-231-886-517-309/777-517-309 - Liberia
Benetta Fisher – 011-231-886-551-297 - Liberia
Kwesi Zedek – 011-233-243-408-041 - Ghana

Hotel Lodging:
Courtyard Marriott
858 Broad Street
Newark, NJ  07102
Tel: 973-242-0065

Hotel Indigo
810 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Tel: 973-242-0065

Comfort Suites
1348 McCarter Highway
Newark, NJ 07104

All Donations are highly appreciated and can be deposited at Wells Fargo Bank

Diamond Gooding-Williams
Acct no. 7366228182.
Routing # 031000503
To show our appreciation please text name and receipt picture to 703-371-3679.  Thank you.