Welcome, Gooch Family:
Just a thought before you read any further>>>>>> (Hold tight, Landon's on his way. It'll be worth the wait.)
Clyde Landon Gooch, Jr. carries on the legacy of good-spirited fun, jokes, and laughter that has brought so much life and joy to our family for decades.
to our Family Members with Birthdays
(SEE OUR BIRTHDAYS ON THE LEFT TAB!!)
Family, please submit photos for this section with your reports. Thanks.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed
We love you, Unlce Burk. You've been a most loving, caring, and fun uncle to be around and have always been completely loyal to our family. We admire the loving bond and impact that you have even on your grandchildren. We claim all of your medial needs met, in Jesus' name.
An emergency message from Cousin Shonda:
I am writing this on behalf of my dad burke Gooch aka Uncle burke .my dad is in need of a kidney donor, he is currently on dialysis And has been for the past three years. Many patients that are on dialysis are on dialysis until a kidney becomes available which could take Up to 3-5 years maybe longer. Which causes the patient to require dialysis three times a week. I am asking that if any of our family members or friends that would like to be tested to see if they are a match for transplant please contact his Daughter Shonda Williams 410-382-7165 or 410-426-4997.Anyone willing to be tested to see if they are a match , would be greatly appreciated. You can also contacy me via email as well. Mrswms242@aol.com. For more information on how to go about being tested or a donor. If for some reason that I may have missed anyone via email could you all please pass this along to other family members And friends that.may not have email access.
Nov. 2, 2011, Greta was re-admitted, due to knee infection. "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Oct. 8, 2011, Cousin Chick says: Greta is at the Eskaton Care Center, 11300 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA. Will be there for about a week and a half for Knee Replacement Surgery. Her personal phone no. is 916 535 7637.
♦We love our family as we love ourselves.
♦What we say to one, we say to all.
♦Our talents, strengths, and ambitions do not reflect "perfection" but are stemmed from the blood of our ambitious and hard-working ancestors.
♦Our unconditional love for one another is so strong that it convicts us during opportunities to deceive, degrade, or be disloyal to one another.
♦We promise to refrain from the use of provocative language, supporting each others' wrong-doings, aiding issues of discord, and bearing false witness against each other.
♦We, further, strive to pattern our lives according to God's commandments and take responsibility for our actions.
♦Regardless to our different religions, our family bond was ordained by God, and we acknowledge the intervention of his Holy Spirit when we speak and interact with each other.
♦As we acknowledge that idol minds are the devil's territory, we commit to nourishing our purposes on earth, mentoring and sharing wisdom with our younger generations, and being positive role models for them.
♦We promise to uphold the Gooch Family's reputation for being independent, giving, trustworthy, reputable in our lines of work, and dedicated to our families and responsibilities.
♦We, moreover, engage to carrying out the wishes of our relatives who are laid to rest, (whether written or verbal) leaving no room for altercations, under-handed activity, forgery, filing unjust or invalid petitions.
♦Finally, as peace abides, we commit to regularly protecting, supporting, and seeing after one another until death we part.
"But the fruit of the (Holy) Spirit, (the work which His presence within accomplishes), is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness; gentleness (meekness, humility), self control" (Galatians 5:22-23, Amplified Bible).
I'm so proud to be in this family and thank God for the inspiration that led me to expound upon our family's values. This scripture so well defines my loving Grandfather, "Willie B. Gooch, Sr.", whom I came to know, love, and honor. Praise God for his precious blood that flows through our veins!! Ardena Lisa Gooch, Editor
Ishmael Gooch (Terry Gooch's Father)
______\_________________________ ____________________ /Terry Gooch; Willie's Grandfather (brought / / Ardena's Grandmother???? / / to Memphis by "Gooch" Slave Owner / / / \ / / Annabell Crump-Gooch (Willie's Mother) / / CLARA (Ardena's Mother) / \ / / Bessie & James Gooch (Tom's Siblings) / \ / Tom Gooch(Willie's Father / / PAPPA (Ardena's Father) / \ / Roosevelt, Hardy, Sherman, / Kizzie, Hiawatha (Willie's Siblings) / / CLINTON BARKSDALE / / (Ardena's Brother) / \ / / DOUGLAS BARKSDALE / / (ARDENA'S BROTHER) / \ /
WILLIE B. GOOCH, SR. & ARDENA VAMPDALE (BARKSDALE) GOOCH gave birth to 9 musically-talented children.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- / / / / \ \ \ \ \ WILLIE, JR. LOU CLARA CLYDE ERNEST FLORENE BERNICE HOWARD BURK
CLYDE GOOCH, SR. & BURK GOOCH FLORENE GOOCH - BUTCH EVERETT GOOCH MARBLE (McGEE) GOOCH LANDON born to Jimmie & Willie Gooch, Sr.
Afro American, Indian???, Geechie (defined in "Terms Definitions" on the upper "left" tab of this web site).
Friends often say that we have Indian in our blood.
Can someone elaborate or take us further into our history, please?
When Lisa attended one of our Family Reunions around the early 90's in Memphis, TN, headed by Evelyn Lou Monger, she learned that we have family in all of the 50 United States of America!! We come from a very vibrant, talented, and skilled family!! It was one of the greatest attended reunions that we've ever had. Now that we have reunions in other states, family members say that our Memphis relatives don't travel. We must change that. Reunions are so enriching and serves as a re-charge of excitement and love. Let's do our very best to attend as many as we possibly can.
NOTE: We need help contacting Memphis friends and students taught by Ardena (still living). Some attended Richard Bates funeral, in Gary, and are related to him. We'd like them to comment .
The Surname, "Gooch" derived from the Surnames of the slave masters to our ancestors. Therefore, all Gooches are not necessarily related, but do share the common factor that
Ardena (Barksdale) Gooch was born in 1904 to Clara ??? and ??? Barksdale. Clara was laid to rest before Ardena gave birth. Pappa married two or three times??? after Clara passed. Ardena became a dedicated wife and mother of nine musically-talented children (Willie B., Jr., Lou, Clyde, Clara, Ernest, Florene, Burke, Bernice, and Howard.) She was a well-noted pianist in the Memphis, TN area, a Civil Rights Activist, School Teacher, P.T.A. President for Memphis Schools, Minister of Music for her home church, very active in community organizations, well-accomplished seamstress, very active with Movements for Blacks, etc. She sponsored "Thom-Thom" weddings for youth and made their clothing. She made her children's clothing, and the drapery in their home. Ardena was very dedicated to achieving her education and very insistent about her 9 children's education. She was a very hard worker and later developed Cancer, but wasn't able to afford medical treatment. She was laid to rest at age 56.
Willie B. Gooch, Sr. was born to Tom Gooch & ??? in ??? . His mother was laid to rest when he was very young, thereby, causing him and his siblings to move from place to place as they struggled to find their permanent home. Willie (nicknamed "Billy") became a dedicated, fiery praying Church Deacon and loving father to his 9 children conceived by Ardena. His 10th child (Everett Butch Gooch) that he devoted his life to, after Ardena was laid to rest, was conceived by his second wife, Jimmie. She also preceded him in death.
The legacy of "The Lates" Ardena (Barksdale) Gooch & Willie B. Gooch, Sr. lives on for their infinite independence and dedication to their children. Thanks to the wonderful example that they set before their children, the Gooches are known to be hard-working, honest, giving, trustworthy, and dependable providers for their families. Long live their legacy forever throughout the generations to come.
Professors, Educators, Ministers, Psalmists, Musicians, International School Teachers, Music Educators, GMAC Employees, Swimming Champs, Track Champs, Drummers, Pianists, Organists, Vocalists, Professional Music Entertainers, Trombonists, Trumpeters, Flugelhorn Players, Seamstresses, Medical Employees, Truck Drivers, Beauticians, Extension Braiders, Ministers of Music, Auto Dealers, Nursing Assistants, Waitresses, Casino Employees, Factory Workers, Entrepreneurs, Property Owners, LandLords, Mortgage Brokers, Models, Radio Personalities
~~Let's continue to patronize each other's businesses, worldwide.~~
(Please email your photo, profession, and business contact for clients to Lisa to be added to this section.)
Persistence, dedication, and achieving our goals is an expression of commitment to our dreams. Lisa Gooch expresses her overwhelming joy, as she is frequently approached by Ardena Barksdale-Gooch's former students at venues where she performs. They go on and on about how dedicated, loving, yet firm Grandma Ardena was about their excelling in her classes. She never settled for mediocrity. She was a die-hard for setting her mark for excellence, and she demanded the same from her students. Hmmmm, so that's who Daddy (Clyde Gooch, Sr.) inherited his firm teachings from, as he diligently taught her to play piano until the checks started rolling in. THANK YOU, DADDY & Cousin Professor Edward Gooch!! Your collaborations afforded me the opportunity to "test" out of the 2-year Courses at Laney College, Oakland, CA rather than be required to attend!!
CONGRATULATIONS to our family members who value education and have made the necessary investment and sacrifice to accomplish your goals!!
NAME DEGREE YEAR UNIVERSITY
EBONEE Psychology May/2009 CALIFORNIA STATE ANDREA B.A. Northridge, CA HUNTER
The only descendant of Clyde L. Gooch, Sr. to achieve a college degree.
We encourage family members (who live close together) to have regular gatherings to keep our love alive and ensure that our children know each other.
GOOCH-BARKSDALE FAMILY REUNIONS are held bi-annually per designated Committees.
GOOCH-ANDERSON PICNICS are held annually, in ILLINOIS, during the Summer months, per Joanne Thomas <email@example.com>; since ?????
GOOCH FAMILY MONTHLY GATHERINGS (for those residing in NW IN) location & activity s open for suggestions. Contact: Lisa Gooch 219-887-4096 since 2009.
**Gooch/Anderson 73rd Annual Picnic & Anderson/Johnson Reunion; Sunday, August 25, 2013; Dan Ryan Forest Preserves (Grove #2) 83rd St Just East of Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60620; 9 AM 'til Dusk; Bring your food basket, games, cameras, and share photos!! There will be a sign at our entrance. Feel free to request an emailed flier. Contact: Joanne Thomas: Queenmother2@sbcglobal.net 708-382-0796
**Gooch/Anderson Annual Picnic & Anderson/Johnson Reunion; Sunday, August 26, 2012; Dan Ryan Forest Preserves (Grove #2) 83rd St Just East of Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60620; Bring your food basket & games!! There will be a sign at our entrance.; Contact: Joanne Thomas: Queenmother2@sbcglobal.net 708-382-0796
**Wedding Ceremony; Asia Gooch & William ___ (DETAILS PENDING) (Vanessa & Johnnie Gooch's daughter); Gary, IN area
**EBONEE HUNTER'S WELCOME HOME & GRADUATION CELEBRATION; details, soon**LISA GOOCH "JAZZ & Gospel" Brunch Networking SERIES (preludes to Ebonee & Sarita's Concert Series'), Saturday, February 25, 2012; 11-3 PM; $15/Mail-in Reservations Only; Barclay Village/1058 W. 61st Ave./Merr., IN; honoring and featuring TASTEFULLY SIMPLE presented by MS. NANCY KELLY - bringing delicious gourmet party snack and dip samples that are marketed, nationwide www.tastefullysimple.com/web/nkelly1; 50/50 Raffle Winner need not be present; Ads due 2-15-12: F/P $50; H/P $25; Q/P $15; Bus. Card $10; Patron/$5; 219-887-4096; 219-765-LISA . http://www.myspace.com/lisagoochjazz
**"CALI" GOOCH MUSIC CONCERT SERIES (Sarita honors U.S. Military Solders from all Branches) http://www.caligoochmusic.webs.com
**EBONEE "THE DANCER" (bringing awareness to disease causes and how healthy minds promote good health) http://www.psydancer.webs.com
Clara (Gooch) Matthews' Granddaughter & Clyde Gooch Sr.'s Daughter in front, Rosalin Gooch-Pugh, Edward Gooch's Daughter, Andrea Christine Gooch & Bernice Gooch-Cooper's Daughter, Yolanda Cooper
Clyde Gooch, Sr.'s Grand-Daughters, Dessare' & Daje Pugh Darnell & Roxie (Gooch) Pugh's Daughters
Clara Gooch-Matthews' Grandson & CLara Gooch-Matthews' only Son Edward Gooch's Son, Garret Gooch EDWARD GOOCH w/"The Famous" KEM
Clara "Gooch" Matthews' Grand-daughter Burk Gooch's Daughter, Shonda Gooch-Williams & "The Late" Maude Mobley's Daughter Derrick Sr., & Jr., Sharonda, & Shondrea Misty Elder modelurl.com/Misty_Elder
Clyde Gooch Sr.'s youngest Son's family, Clyde Gooch Sr.'s daughter, Scarlet & Randy King, Na' sier, Chace, Clyde Gooch, Jr. & Shonda their 2 children in front (Randi & RJ) and Clyde's Grandsons: (L) Montevius & (R) Na' sier
"The Famous" John Legend's Mom & Clyde Gooch Sr.'s Clyde Gooch Sr.'s Grand-daughters & Ardena Daughter, Ardena Lisa Gooch Lisa Gooch's Daughters, Sarita & Ebonee Hunter
"The Late" Evelyn Lou Monger's Baby Son "The Late" Evelyn Lou Monger's GrandSon Christopher & Sherry Monger & Kids & "The Late" Barbara Ann Monger- Hunter's Son, Brian Hunter
"The Late" Evelyn Lou Monger's "The Late" Evelyn Lou Monger's Great GrandSon & Brian Hunter's Son Great Grand-Daughter & Brian Hunter's Daughter
Clyde Gooch Sr.'s Oldest Son, Florene Gooch-Landon's Son Michael Gooch, Sr. & Michael's Grandson Otha Landon, Jr.
Florene Gooch-Landon's Granddaughter & Florene Gooch-Landon's Daughter Octavia Tina Landon's Daughter,Tanis Randolph Octavia "Tina" Landon
Howard Gooch, Sr.'s Grands Great-Grands Jeff Gooch's Daughter, Arielle Gooch & Kids & her Mom, Shirley
Roosevelt Gooch, Sr.'s Grandson Roosevelt Gooch, Jr.'s Son Tommie Gooch
Lisa has requested photos and high school graduation information from these lovely girls for our site. Waiting, patiently.
She received all 100's in piano/keyboard and is now in advance keyboard!! Grandma Ardena is smiling down on you for making the necessary investment in STUDYING, LEARNING, and striving for EXCELLENCE!!
From: BSharrp@aol.com [Roxie "Rosalyn Gooch-Pugh]
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 9:25 PM Subject: Nationals in Detroit
Daje made 2nd at the Nationals in Detroit in the semi-finals......and now she is headed to the finals......GOD IS GOOD!!! I tell you my baby is gonna be famous...... I just know it......I tell her to keep God first no matter what!!!! and to not forget my mercedes and my white baby grand piano when she becomes famous!!! I guess she knows it too cause she always tell me about her home in Atlanta and Hawaii and Cali!!!
Lisa's advice to our younger generations: Be content about forming relationships with Elderly. There is so much wisdom to be gained. Your kind deeds and love for them may not always be appreciated, but I guarantee you that quality will be added to your life and many mistakes in life can be avoided, by doing so. There is so much to learn that isn't always documented.
Who will be first????
While we wait for the Seniors to come forth, a word of wisdom from our Editor: My hope is that this site serves as a tool to enlighten our family about the tremendous strength and power that was involved with the making of our family. One by one, God graced us with magnificent talents, skills, self-confidence, the ability to learn anything that we desire, and endurance through rough times. He took the precious time to hand pick the members of our families and enlightened many of our elders to embrace and teach the younger ones, so that we could realize our purposes and his intentions for us to have unbreakable bonds with one another. When we truly humble ourselves to completely learn who we are and our rightful places in each others' lives, "outside" negative forces have no chance at breaking our chain of harmony. As we completely refrain from bearing false witness against our family members, (especially, when we're not fully informed) we make room for examination of the deliverers of false news. It is only then that we can discern the evil or good intentions of the source. History provides details to every situation. Yet, when we choose not to make time for learning the history to situations as they arise, we fall prey to those who seek guinea pigs to carry out their evil deeds. They rejoice in watching the undue negative affects (often sickness) that these deeds can have on us. Yet, our acceptance of the Holy Spirit serves as our informant, during times of uncertainty and shines a light on the root of every wicked deed that creates discord among family. As we be still and allow God's promises to deliver during times like these, we become witnesses to his prophecy and revelation about workers of evil in Psalms 37. God's word teaches us that "all" evil-doers share a few common traits. As we learn of those traits, we find answers to the common behaviors of "all" evil-doers. It's wonderful to know that there is a solution to every problem. Committing to unconditional love shuns all forms of evil deeds.
.................my precious family. Ardena Lisa Gooch, Editor
Joanne Thomas (BESSIE GOOCH'S Great-granddaughter) expresses her family appreciation by hosting the Annual Gooch-Anderson Picnics in Illinois. Through her continued efforts and unselfish ways of sharing family knowledge, we come together, learn, and embrace each other in love. We look forward to her details of how we are all related!!
BESSIE & James are Tom Gooch's Siblings.
Bessie Gooch married Thomas Anderson.
BESSIE GOOCH'S CHILDREN: Daniel Anderson
Daniel Anderson's Daughter KENNY ANDERSON Marsha Noble; Jazz Pacemaker for WSSD, 88.1 FM Radio IL
BESSIE GOOCH'S Grandson ROBIN ANDERSON BESSIE GOOCH'S Oldest DAVID ANDERSON Grandson, EUGENE MATHIS, Jr.
Here, we list items that we need. Thank you, family, for helping and giving to each other. It's the root of our blessings. If you don't wish to be identified, Lisa can list you under an assigned Family Number & will contact you when your need can be met.
NAME ITEM CONTACT
International Youth Choir See "Tangible Needs List" www.childrenofgarychor.webs.com
Family #001 Vehicle Web Site Editor
Here, we list items that we're giving away. Let's consider our family before giving away valuables.
NAME ITEM CONTACT
XXX XXX XXX
NAME EMAIL/PHONE WEB SITE
Gooch, Edward <http://webmaila.juno.com/webmail/new/8?folder=Inbox&msgNum=0000TCW0:001AkQLX0000054E&block=16&msgNature=all&msgStatus=all&count=1324169257&randid=1577482036&content=central#>
King, Scarlet (Gooch) firstname.lastname@example.org
King, Randy email@example.com
Note: Please email videos & event descriptions to Lisa.
**Joanne Thomas performs for “It’s All About Love!” (A Storytelling Fundraising Concert)
Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 2:30 – 5:00 PM; 300 North Kenilworth Avenue - (Kenilworth & Erie) Oak Park, IL 60302; (708) 524-2327; Advance Ticket Purchase Required: $15.00 - Limited Seating; Contact: Baba Tony 773-722-9786; www.aseblackstorytellers.org
**LISA GOOCH "JAZZ & GOSPEL" BRUNCHES SERIES (preludes to Ebonee & Sarita's Concert Series') Lisa Gooch "Jazz & Gospel" Brunch Series; "A Networking Fall Harvest", Sat., Sep. 24, 2011; 11-3 PM; $15/advance; $20/door; Barclay Village/1058 W. 61st Ave./Merr., IN; 50/50 Raffle; Bring Lawn Chairs!! Ads due 9-20-11: F/P $50; H/P $25; Q/P $15; Bus. Card $10; Patron/$5; 317-599-0962 http://www.myspace.com/lisagoochjazz
**Gooch/Anderson Annual Picnic & Anderson/Johnson Reunion; Sunday, August 28, 2011; Dan Ryan Forest Preserves (Grove #3), Chicago, IL 60620; 83rd St. (East side of Western Ave. There will be a sign at our entrance.; Contact: Joanne Thomas: Queenmother2@sbcglobal.net 708-382-0796
**Lisa Gooch "Jazz" Concert*Celebrating 40 years of music services to NW IN & Abroad*Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010*Chicago Du Sable Museum of African American History*DVD - $15*Thanks for supporting upcoming events!!
**GOOCH FAMILY REUNION CRUISE - JUNE/2010; (Deposit due July/2009) Committee is "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>; (password needed) 7 Day Eastern Caribbean from http://www.cruiseprosplus.com/rw/group/Gooch+Family+Reunion
** Sandra Collins (Baby Sister's Son's Wife) & Woman's Improvement Club Cotillion*May 2, 2010*Dynasty Banquets*Hammond, IN*Tickets/$35*Call Ms. Randolph 219-742-7122*Lisa Gooch "Jazz" performs
**LISA GOOCH "JAZZ" performs for Niko's Steak & Seafood, 216 S. Broad St., Griffith, IN Saturdays, October 10 & 24, 2009; 7-10 PM (Saturday Nights Jazz)**LISA GOOCH "JAZZ" performs at Avalon Manor, 3550 U.S. Highway 30, Merrillville, IN Friday, October 16, 2009; 12 NOON - 3 PM (Methodist Hospitals Volunteers Annual Luncheon)
**GOOCH-ANDERSON ANNUAL PICNIC - ILLINOIS - AUGUST/2009; Jo Ann Thomas; Jo Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
**EBONEE HUNTER'S GRADUATION, PSYCHOLOGY B.A. - CALIFORNIA - MAY /2009
**CLYDE L. GOOCH, JR. & SHONDA WILLIAMS WEDDING - CALIFORNIA - MAY/2009
**GOOCH/BARKSDALE FAMILY REUNION - CALIFORNIA - 2008
**LISA GOOCH MUSIC LESSONS featuring Winford Parker in Concert - Gary, IN - May/2008
**LISA GOOCH "JAZZ" BRUNCH SERIES - GARY, IN - APRIL/2008
**LISA GOOCH MUSIC LESSONS RECITAL - GARY, IN - DECEMBER/2007
**SARITA HUNTER'S HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION - MERRILLVILLE, IN - JUNE/2006
**MARBLE & CLYDE GOOCH, SR.- 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY - DECEMBER/2005
**GOOCH/BARKSDALE FAMILY REUNION - GARY, IN - 2004
**GOOCH FAMILY REUNION - COLUMBIA, MD - 19??
**REGGIE COOPER'S SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY - ATLANTA, GA - 199?
**GOOCH/BARKSDALE FAMILY REUNION - MEMPHIS, TN - 19??
We need photos, please.
ARDENA (BARKSDALE) GOOCH (First Wife of Willie B. Gooch, Sr.)
WILLIE B. GOOCH, SR. (Husband of Ardena Barksdale-Gooch)
CLARA BARKSDALE (Ardena's Barksdale-Gooch's Mother)
JIMMIE GOOCH (Second Wife of Willie B. Gooch, Sr.)
ROOSEVELT "ROEBUCK" GOOCH (Willie Gooch, Sr.'s ????)
KIZZIE GOOCH (Willie B. Gooch, Sr.'s Sister???)
BABY BROTHER (Owner of Gooch's Market on Gooch Road/ Memphis, TN)
WILLIE B. GOOCH, JR. (Eldest child of Ardena & Willie B. Gooch, Sr.)
ERNEST GOOCH (Son of Ardena & Willie B. Gooch, Sr.) http://legacy.post-trib.com/obituaries/posttribune/obituary-preview.aspx?n=ernest-gooch&pid=1640650&referrer=1347
EVELYN LOU MONGER (Eldest daughter of Ardena & Willie B. Gooch, Sr.)
Florene Gooch-Landon is one of the most beautiful and sweetest Aunts in the whole wide, whom world has embraced her utmost faith in God's healing power. I recall how she gave of herself, unselfishly, as she made her husband's and children's clothing, drapery for her home, taught us so much about home economics, setting the dinner table, gourmet cooking recipes, and she even freely made dresses for my girls' elementary school sweetheart ball. They were the center of attrasction!! God, I want so much to experience those loving interactions, again, with her. There's so much more to learn from her. Thank you, God, for hearing our prayers.
BARBARA ANN HUNTER – April/2009
(Eldest daughter of Joseph & Lou Monger)
BABY SISTER (Stanley Collins' & Gracie Mae's Mom/Memphis); Owner of Gooch's Groceries
EVERETTE BRUCE GOOCH (Willie Gooch, Sr.'s youngest child w/Jimmie - April/2011)
MAUDE MOBLEY (Clara Gooch-Matthews' Daughter & Misty Elder's Mom)
TAMARA LYNETTE GOOCH (TAMMY) January 9. 1964 to April/2002 (Only Daughter of Henrietta & Howard Gooch, Sr.)
HENRIETTA GOOCH (Howard Gooch, Sr.'s Wife & Tamara Gooch's Mom)
DONTREAL L. WILLIAMS (Vincent Gooch & Kim Holme 's Son) July 9,1984 to October 2, 2010 http://legacy.post-trib.com/obituaries/posttribune/obituary.aspx?n=dontreal-l-williams&pid=145810032&fhid=4986
Dontreal had a heart of gold and never hesitated to say "I love you" to his Gooch family members. He kept in touch with Lisa Gooch & her Girls. During his painful moments, they prayed together for his healing from Sickle Cell Anemia & Asthma. He often stated to them that the remedies that the doctors recommended would be far to expensive to maintain. He loved the Lord and was a well-behaved student of Lisa's at Merrillville, IN H.S. His loving spirit remains with us. Kim's wonderful family supports Lisa's music services and brings her business, as well.
God has uprooted another flower from our Anderson side of the family: Daisy Jean Edmond, sister of Betty Ann Taylor and Vivian Spann, and the mother of Kim Avant, has passed away. The wake will be Friday, April 6, 2012, @ 6 pm. at the Felix Cauthen Funeral Home, Senatobia MS. (662 562 8667). The funeral will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at 01 p.m. at the Monument of Love baptist Church, 2639 Lamar Ave., Memphis TN 38114 (901 744 1643). Our prayers go out to Betty Ann and Vera and thier families, and to Daisy Jean's family as well. You can reach Betty Ann at 662 487 1456, to express your condolences directly.
Just as God created the worm to live its life and serve its purpose in its first form to make its transition to its "free" form, He created us to live our lives to the fullest, finding our purposes and embarking on them, in hopes that we will remain faithful to Him. When he is ready to give us rest, we make our transition to eternal life "our free form" where we experience no more ridicule, pain, trials, disappointments, etc. We return the gift of satisfaction to God, when we develop an understanding of our life's purposes, learn of our family members who embrace their assignments from God, and continue to carry the torch of serving, as he calls those family members home. Thank you, Grandma Ardena for fully defining my role. I shall continue carrying the torch of "serving" with much pride and joy!! A quote of wisdom from Freddie Cole (Nat King Cole's Brother): "A man who is afraid to die is a man who has never taken the chance to live or follow his dreams." Ardena Lisa Gooch, Editor
WHO'S SELLING WHAT?
**FAMILY REUNION T-SHIRTS: See Reunion Committee
**FAMILY PORTRAIT BLANKET: Please be sure to submit your family's photo for this site so that it can be included on the blanket that Lisa is planning to present as a fund raiser for our Reunions.
**SARITA HUNTER: "Cali" Gooch Music Calendars/$5; Book Markers/$2; Candle & Sparkling Wine Baskets/$15; Various Poetry Posters pending http://www.caligoochmusic.webs.com
**EBONEE HUNTER: "Dancing Doctor Ebonee" Calendars/$5; Book Markers/$2; Candle & Sparkling Wine Baskets/$15; Various Poetry Posters pending http://www.psydancer.webs.com
**LISA GOOCH "JAZZ": CALENDARS/$5, INK PENS/$2, Book Markers/$2, CANDLE & SPARKLING WINE BASKETS/$15, CALENDAR w/International Youth Choir/$5
As of July/2009, William "Chick" Chism and his Son, Terry Chism are our generous Publicists. They are on task to see that emails are kept up-to-date and that family is kept up-to-date about new additions to our family web site. Thank you for acknowledging the emails that you receive from them, regarding our family. "Chick" <email@example.com>, "Terrane Chism" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
ARDENA LISA GOOCH
(Business Name: LISA GOOCH "JAZZ")
Documentation provides a snapshot of who we are, our ambitions, and serves as a basis for evaluation and growth.
(So much joy has come from creating this web site for the family that has always been so dear to my heart. It has been the long-lived quality and compassion that I've identified with among our family that inspired me to learn and document of its greatness. It is my intent that this great documentary: 1) becomes public library material, 2) serves as a learning tool for our generations to come, 3) is continuously updated as our generations grow, 4) is used for required school writing assignments of our family members, as appropriate, 5) inspires other families to learn and document their history.
Ardena Lisa Gooch was named after her grandmother," The Late" Ardena (Barksdale) Gooch, who was married to "The Late" Willie B. Gooch, Sr. Lisa is an International Jazz & Gospel Vocalist, Pianist, Organist, Educator, Composer, & Inspirational Speaker.
Lisa is the Founder of Substitute Teachers Worldwide, Founder & Music Director for Children of Gay Choir (a division of International Youth Choir), soon to release their first Children's Worship C.D., and she's the Captain of Barclay Village Neighborhood Watch (where her vision was embraced by her Merrillville, IN sub-division consisting of 191 homes).
youtube.com/lisagoochjazz (video clips)
childrenofgarychoir.webs.com (hear Lisa)
goochfamily.webs.com (videos & photos) my.nwi.com/LISAGOOCHJAZZ (videos & photos) psydancer.webs.com (hear Lisa's oldest daughter)
caligoochmusic.webs.com (hear Lisa's youngest daughter)
myspace.com/lisagoochjazz (video clips & concert footage) facebook.com/lisagoochjazz (video clips & concert footage) goochsclericalservices.webs.com ((So Amazing w/Mike Carson/Sax)
lisagoochmusiclessons.webs.com (Mr. Melody w/Ed Feagan/Congos)
memorialservicemusicbylisagooch.webs.com (hear Lisa w/Daughters) webstarts.com/biblereferencebylisagoochjazz (hear Lisa w/Daughters) google.com/profiles/inspirationalmusicbylisagooch (hear Lisa w/Daughters) http://my.nwi.com/group/INTERNATIONAL_CONNECTIONS_DINNER_CLUB barclayvillage.webs.com (Neighborhood Watch; Ardena Lisa Gooch, CAPTAIN) myspace.com/lisagoochjazz/videos/video/107071156 ("Cali" Gooch sings Sir Duke)
myspace.com/video/rid/109060637 (Let the good times roll w/Michael Turner/Sax)
myspace.com/lisagoochjazz/videos/video/107110490 (Ebonee dances to "That Name")
substituteteachersworldwide.webs.com (Let the good times roll w/Michael Turner/Sax)
weddingandreceptionmusicbylisagoochjazz.webs.com (hear Lisa Gooch "Jazz" & Friends) http://goochsextensionbraids.webs.com/lisagoochjazzsings.htm (Video/Jesus Is All w/Daughters
goochsextensionbraids.webs.com (video clip & audio; Stormy Monday w/Cousin Kenny Anderson/ Trumpet)
NOTE: In the event that inconveniences hinder Lisa from performing her duties with this site, please contact one of her daughters: Ebonee ( 562) 762-0161 or Sarita (# is pending).
Ebonee - www.psydancer.webs.com Sarita -www.caligoochmusic.webs.com
GOOCH FAMILY CENTRAL
C/O ARDENA LISA GOOCH, Web Site Designer & Editor
P.O. BOX 15
CICERO, IN 46034-0015
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