Mabel Thomas Gooding

Hephzibah, GA – Mrs. Mabel Thomas Gooding, 76, wife of the late Mikee Gooding, of Brown Rd. entered into rest, Monday, November 15, 2010, at her residence.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 17, at 3:00 PM, from Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mrs. Gooding, daughter of the late Burrell and Maggie Thomas, was born in Varnville, South Carolina on May 15, 1934.  She married Mikee Gooding in 1951 and in 1955 moved to Hephzibah, Georgia. She was a wonderful Mother and Grandmother to her children and grandchildren and to her extended family of many. She loved working in her flower gardens and going to yard/garage sales. She was a wonderful cook and loved to cook for all of her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Faye Gooding Dozier; her sons and daughters in law, Michael and Tricia Gooding, and Steve and Michaela Gooding; grandchildren, Jennifer Gooding Beckon, Jonathan Michael Gooding and Toni Ramsey Gooding, all of Hephzibah; and her special niece, Gail Edwards of Lakeland, FL

In addition to her loving husband of fifty years, she was preceded in death by a very special nephew, James McCray Edwards, Jr, of Statesboro, GA.

Pallbearers will be Steve Miller, Tim Rollins, Mike Russell, Bobby McGuire, Lester King, Lenny Dozier, and Byron Gay.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd, Augusta, GA 30909.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 16, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906.

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