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Mrs. Sarah Alafia Gooding-Moore
Sunrise – October 5, 1929  / Sunset – July 29, 2016

The Gooding, Moore, Barnaby, Pratt, Cole, King, Thomas, Jones, and Bright Families announce with profound sadness, the home-going of Mrs. Sarah Alafia Gooding Moore. This sad event occurred on Friday July 29, 2016 in Derwood, Maryland. Alafia was born on October 5, 1929 in Freetown, Sierra Leone, unto the union of the late Samuel Ayodele Gooding Sr., and Selina Ojumeri Thomas.

She is survived by her children Theresa Eno Barnaby, Eunice Barnaby Johnson, Oretha Barnaby Gonyon (Stephen), Derelyn Barnaby Johnson (Hene), Patrick Barnaby, Ian Taylor (Nancy), Winston Ayo Moore (Nelly), Precious Moore Johnson (Teddy), Charles Ophido Moore (MiMi), and Rochelle Moore Miller-Bey (Toussaint). She is also survived by 10 brothers and Sisters; George H. Gooding (Sadia), Samuel A. Gooding, Jr. (Waverly), Julius Gooding (Willa ), Gwendolyn Gooding Wilson, Victoria Gooding Harris (Charles), Veronica Gooding Ngwayah (Archie), Onike Gooding Freeman,  Miatta Gooding, Subee Gooding, and Kosonikeh Cole. Alafia also leaves to mourn several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of relatives and friends in the United States, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

As we grieve the loss of our dear Alafia, we find consolation that she is resting in the arms of the Lord. The void left by her passing will never be filled, but the memories that we cultivated over the years will live with us forever. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8).

Wake Keeping 
Friday August 12, 2016,
7 PM TO 10 PM
Epworth United Methodist Church
9008 Rosemont Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

NOTES: All tributes will be made at the wake, except for the family. Family tributes will be made at the funeral service.

Funeral Service
Saturday August 13, 2016   8 AM TO 12 PM
Epworth United Methodist Church
9008 Rosemont Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Interment
All Souls Cemetery
11401 Brink Road
Germantown, MD 20876

Contacts
Rochelle Moore                     240-704-4296
Winston Ayo Moore               301-537-2956
Oretha Gonyon                     240-424-2652
Precious Moore Johnson        704-606-2322
Ian Taylor                            301-263-4059
Charles Ophido Moore          240-614-6065
Derelyn Barnaby Johnson     864-431-2578
Eunice Barnaby Johnson      301-760-9218              
Theresa Barnaby                 301-802-5181
Patrick Barnaby                   301-232-8914
Samuel Gooding                  732-682-5817

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