Honoring Tradition.
Celebrating Life.

Howard Gooden

February 15, 1943 - December 23, 2018
Grand Rapids, MI



Friday, January 4, 2019
12:00 PM EST
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Van Strien Creston Chapel
1833 Plainfield Ave., N.E
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 361-2613
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

American Cancer Society, W. Michigan Area Service Ctr.
129 Jefferson Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 364-6121
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Life Story / Obituary


Howard Gooden, age 75 of Grand Rapids, passed away December 23, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Gooden and mother, Carrie Brooks. He is survived by his step-mother, Odellia Gooden of Arkansas; siblings Henrietta (Kenneth) Waldburg, of Georgia, Lisa Gooden of Georgia, and Lawrence Gooden of Pennsylvania; as well as many nieces and nephews. The service to remember his life will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home - Van Strien Creston Chapel, 1833 Plainfield Ave NE where friends may visit with his family for one hour prior to the service. for those who wish, memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society are appreciated. To sign his guestbook or share a memory, visit www.lifestorynet.com