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Peter Gregory Gooden, loving husband, father, grandfather brother, uncle, friend, died on September 16, 2021 in Charlotte, N.C. He was born on the island of Jamaica on September 2, 1956, to Klave T. Gooden and Hope T. Gooden (both deceased).
Peter attended St. George’s College (high school) where he excelled in academics and as an accomplished track athlete. Through an athletic scholarship, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He also obtained an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master of Economics degree from the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. His career was multifaceted; Plant Manager at Ashland Chemicals in New Jersey and Texas, Plant Manager at Aristech Surfaces in New Mexico, Business Improvement Consultant at Thales in London, and more recently as a Real Estate Broker in the Seattle area.
Peter lived with an unbridled passion for Jesus. He gave generously of his time, possessions and resources. He loved a spirited discussion and was committed to his beliefs be it religion, politics, philosophy or some other affinity. Playing golf, enjoying good Jamaican and Japanese cuisines, and having an excellent appreciation for good wine and rum were his latest passions. He was fun-loving with a sharp sense of humor, and he enjoyed people, gatherings and laughter. Peter was extremely committed to family.
He is survived by his wife, Eddy; son, Jean-Paul; grandchildren, Naomi (8) and Lawson (3); brothers, Michael, Mark, Lvnford; a sister, Ruth; as well as nieces, nephews and three grand-nieces.
Heartfelt gratitude to the nurses, staff, and volunteers at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Hospice Unit in Charlotte, NC for their care, compassion and support during Peter’s final days. Additionally, profound thanks to you all for your condolences, prayers and kind tributes of reflection.
Details on joining his family (virtually) to celebrate his life, will be forthcoming.
Carolina Cremation of Charlotte and Salisbury is assisting the Gooden family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
You will always be in our hearts. Jon and I thank you for your fatherly wisdoms and your friendship. You will be in our prayers. God Bless your soul.
As you said, “be there for Eddy”, and Yes we will.
Lots of Love and Aloha!!
My deepest sympathy to you Eddy & Family
My deepest sympathy to you Eddy & Family. God Bless
Lloyd Tenn says
We will miss you ‘Goodie’…spirited, respectful and horourable…STGC Class 1973… ‘AMDG- For The Greater Glory Of God’
Wayne Jackson says
Walk good go a God yaad Peter! Eddie my deepest condolences.
Eddy, my condolence to you and the family. Bless.
Eddy, condolence to you and his family.
Vivienne Williams says
Condolences to you and the family, Eddie. Prayers are with you . Vivienne.
Clifton Gooden says
I pray God’s blessings and divine help for Peter’s family at this moment of lost God will see yo through
Sleep in peace my family didn’t know you in person but we have the same last name condolences to your family jesus saw it fit to take u home cheer up fam he’s in a better place no more pain God bless you all. Doreen ????????
Anne Bruening says
Peter you are loved and missed. My deepest condolences to Eddy and the entire family.
Albert McDonald says
We will miss you, your humor, and the memories of our youth in high school. Eddy, our prayers are with you at your loss.
Albert, Angie, & Andrew
Daniel Ho Lung says
Sincere condolences go out to Peter’s family. Peter was a stalwart Georgian and classmate. He was a true gentleman and great role model. Until we meet again, Goodie.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
Carrie & Wayne says
Dearest Peter, the lord has called you home, rest in eternal peace. The sadness of your passing runs deep and together as family we weep. You brought so much joy, love and wisdom. Our memory of you will always be vivid. We will hold Eddy and the family in our prayers ????????.
Susan George says
Rest in peace. Thanks for everything my boss! Missed you very much. Praying for you Eddy. Thanks for taking care of Peter. You were a good wife.
Lou Browne says
Thanks for being a great friend and neighbor Peter. My family and I will never forget you. You looked out for my kids and I am truly grateful. May you rest peacefully and ride gloriously.
Be strong Eddy, I’m praying for your peace and comfort.
Van Stokes says
My continued prayers are with you Eddy. May God comfort you until you see the love of your life again in heaven. Peter was very special to us all
My dear Eddy: I pray for God’s grace to carry you through this difficult time. To other members of Peter’s family, be strong knowing that he is at rest.
I remember how happy you both were the last time I saw you. I also have never forgotten how Peter prayed for me that day.
Walk good Peter your work continues in another world, we who are left behind will never forget you. Hugs Eddy!
Gayle & David McMaster says
Heaven is smiling with Peter’s arrival. You were a good friend to everyone you met, warming a room with your beautiful smile and genuine heart. You will be missed here on earth by all who knew you. We were all blessed to have known you, Peter.
Connie Seng says
Peter, will always remember all your advice and fatherly wisdom and love. Thank you for those awesome memories and time spent with you in Beijing. I wish Hwan and Ian had a chance to meet you and Eddy. But we’ll see you again my dear friend.
Our deepest condolences to Eddy and family. We love you all. ♡
Joel & Cherie Melendez says
Remembering many happy days together, especially with you & Eddy. So thankful for our friendship that has spanned over 30 years. Rest now, you “fought the good fight.” Love, Joel & Cherie
George Jackson says
The Lord has called home his faithful servant. May his legacy of love and service for his creator be cherished by those still left behind to do God’s will.
Eddie cuz nuff love and prayers for your comfort as you grieve.
George Eloise and Jessica
Jacinth Wright says
Sincerest condolences to Eddy and the rest of the family ! Peter and I grew up together on the Mico University where both our parents worked !
Thanks to him for the only good pictures I have of my wedding, as the “photographer “, messed up big time !
May his soul RIP and light perpetual shine upon him !
Cherry (Dr Jacinth Jones-Wright )????????⚘????????‼️
Barry McDonald says
Peter, we will miss you. But we have this Hope that we will all be together again. Eddy, Love you my friend; we continue to pray for you to have that quiet Peace only He can give as you continue your Life’s Journey.
Let the memories of his light illuminates the dark roads ahead, and also serves as a comforter in times of need. Hold strong Eddy and the family. Blessings to you all.
Raphael, Dona, Barry, Kyla & Lyn Jackson..
Stephen Mackay says
Every task or challenge taken on with determination and strength.
Every challenge met head on.
Condolences to Eddy and all of Peter’s family.
Go with God my friend.
Karen and Kevin Hallgrimson says
An amazing life well lived and well loved! So glad to have called Peter a friend. Our deepest condolences to you Eddy. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.
William Dondarski says
Sincere condolences to Eddy and all of the family. Rest in peace my friend
Karen Carter says
Very sorry to hear of his passing. I worked with Peter at Ashland. I really enjoyed supporting his sites. I learned a lot from him. Prayers for his family.
Thelma Purugganan says
We met for a short many times but I will always remember you, because your son, JP, happens to be mine too, being married to my daughter. Rest in the arms of Jesus , Peter, and we will all pray for Eddy.
Travis S. Conger says
To the gooden family my deepest condolences. I met Peter while he was transitioning between careers and he came to work for me at the pro desk at the Bellevue home depot. I could tell by the end of the first day he did not need my help dealing with customers he was a natural. Extremely smart, personable. Funny and right away one of my favorite associates. We became friends instantly and he taught me something about myself that I can’t explain but I will be forever grateful and will never forget. My life is better for having known and worked with him even if it was for only a short time. I look forward to seeing Peter on the other side I still have a thousand questions for him but until then rest in peace my friend you are missed but never forgotten and try not to rock the boat up there too much.
Your friend. Travis S. Conger
Greta Gooden Brown says
I am deeply saddened by Peter’s passing. My heart aches for Eddy, Jean-Paul, Michael, and Ruth. Praying that God’s love enfolds you and comforts you. Rest in peace Peter and in God’s eternal light.
Jacqueline daCosta says
My family and I send our deepest condolences to you in this time of sorrow. I still remember your beautiful wedding day saying I do, to each other and you holding the boquet that I made for you. You were so happy then as you were during your years of marriage. You will meet again in due course. Noel, Helen and the rest of my family also send kind thoughts to Peter’s family and friends. May he rest with joy and eternal happiness with God who called him at this time. You will have to draw on the strength and love of family and friends who are here for you as needed. God’s Bessings and love always. Aunt Jacqueline and family.
Warren Norris says
Peter, a rock for so many. I am so glad for our brief friendship in Houston and Dallas. Meeting Eddy and watching you two conquer the world with your love and experience. The world was better for you being in it. Save a place next to Jesus for me.
John, Barry Jackson says
To my cuz Eddy and all those close and dear to Peter. Stay strong. Rejoice in his memory and together celebrate his life and all his accomplishments . My condolences to you.
Hardeep K Parmar says
Dearest Eddie, family, friends and fans of Peter,
We were all incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to meet, work and get to know Peter Gooden. He was an exceptional man with the most generous and nurturing heart. He brought hope and warmth and served God so well. He was truly inspiring in so many ways. I learnt much from Peter including tolerance, understanding, problem solving. I always considered him a brave man deserving utmost respect. He shared many many stories of his life with me from his upbringing in Jamaica, life in Dallas, how he met his true love through to his experiences in China and India. We’ve had great debates which helped strengthen me and my belief. We had great times together exploring things we enjoyed.
I simply can’t say it enough, but Peter was a truly dear and special friend to me, an angel in disguise. I miss him greatly and pray that God gives courage, strength and more to Eddy and all who Peter loved and adored.
Sending you all my love and soulful hugs with my sincerest condolences.
And thank you Peter for coming into my life and sharing so much. My eternal gratitude to you, I know you’ll be smiling in heaven whispering encouragement…..
Tony Edmondson says
Everton Anthony Edmondson & Family,
We are so sad to hear this news today. Our condolence to Eddy and Peter’s entire family. His obituary should have included his talent in karate as a Shorin-Ryu expert black belt to underscore the broad range of talents he acquired through the years. I met Peter in the Dojo well over 20 years ago in Houston. He will always be remembered for his caring, compassion, humbleness, brilliance and multifaceted skills.
We, The Edmondsons, Love Him–as so many who came to know him have.
Jerusha gooden says
Dear cousin peter G Gooden miss deeply miss you we love you so much so many many more always here for you rest in piece l am so sorry l did it about you passing away bye cousin love you so much
love your cousin
Michael Kravchuk says
Eddy I cannot adequately express condolences on the passing of my friend Peter. I know you are going thru a very difficult time and now your memories of Peter will bring you sadness that will never seem to end. However as time goes by those same memories will bring a smile and much happiness to know you were his purpose in life. We will all miss his beaming smile, his friendship and his dedication to you, his family and God. I am sure we will all be together in the future and he will be there to show us around..
Love ya Eddy and will always remember Peter.
Mike Kravchuk friend since China days.
Eddy Gooden says
I enjoy reading these and look forward to seeing more. Thanks to each of you for your love, support and prayers ????????❤️????
Nancy Morris says
I was very sad to hear the news of Peter. Even though we have only talked on the phone and never meet it feels as if we have known each other for years. I will keep you and your family in my prayers to provide you comfort and support.
Adrian Bonner says
Would like express sincere condolences to the Gooden family for the loss of a true and wonderful human being. Met Peter in Beijing in our Church small group and eventually became golf buddies. Our time in Beijing was one filled with learning and sharing God’s words together within our church community, playing golf and attending our weekly small group meeting.
I can honestly say that Peter was truly a very spiritual being. He had a strong passion for the word of God and had a unique way making others understand what the Bible says. It was from him that I learned how lead a Bible study session within our small group, how to articulate the word of God and how to make it relative to how we live our lives as Christians.
He will be truly missed by myself and our group. Now you have gone on to be with your maker and one day we will meet again.
Cheers my friend.
Jan Thomson says
Just watched the service. It was beautiful. Peter was a part of our family for many years, we loved him and will miss him. The New Mexico Thomson family sends our condolences.
MARTELLE GOODIN says
MARTELLE GOODIN (JUNIOR)
I would like to send my condolences to Peter’s family in these difficult times . Peter was my room mate for few years and I still have some fond memories of him on the tennis court . RIP and god bless his soul.