Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Village Chapel for Geraldine Gooden, 84, of Gadsden, who died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. David Roberts will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Village Chapel Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. She was the head supervisor of Eastern Michigan University food service for over 30 years before she retired. She was dearly loved by many people. She was proud and loved all of her family. Mrs. Gooden was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Keitha Butler; sisters, Coy, Era, and Vera; and brother, Harold. She is survived by her spouse, Jack Gooden; sons, Steve (Linda) Gooden, Attalla, Michael (Mary) Gooden, Ypsilanti, Mich.; daughters, Jacqueline Hansen, Belleville, Mich., and Pamela (Donald Jr.) Hasselbach, Milan, Mich.; grandchildren, Michele Gooden, Christopher (Crissy) Gooden, Scott Brown, Chris Brown, Monica Gooden, Stewart Gooden, Steed (Heidi) Smith, Sonja Adkins, Stephen (Allison) Hasselbach, Robert Hasselbach, Derek Hasselbach, Kyler Hasselbach; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and foster children. Pallbearers will be Derek Hasselbach, Kyler Hasselbach, Monica Gooden, Stewart Gooden, Angel Gooden, and Ashton Gooden. Special thanks to Camellia Hospice, especially Rhonda, Jessica, David, Barb, and Samantha; and also to Donna Allen. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Monday.
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