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JOHN I. GOLDSBORO, SR.

Virtual Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2020

Zoom Link: https://livewebinar.com/986-747-282/eebf295bcfceef714e41429763ba650b  

“The man. The myth. And Now The legend”

John I. Goldsboro Sr. born and raised in Bridgeton, NJ, passed away in the comfort of his Newport News, Va home, Thursday May 21, 2020 on the early morning of his 79th birthday. After several weeks of declining health, John passed away peacefully with his devoted partner of 40 years, Mary Hooper, and his 2 children John I. Goldsboro Jr. and Kelly Goldsboro Walker by his side. John was the son of the late Frank and Rebecca Goldsboro (Nee Loatman).

John was a U.S. Army Veteran. He worked at Owen Illinois in Bridgeton NJ, General Motors NJ and was an accomplished and renowned master carpenter for the City of Bridgeton NJ, before relocating to Newport News, VA.  He was the respected owner of two successful Class A, General Contracting Companies: Goldsboro Contracting and VIP Consulting, primarily working on 8(a) government projects, based out of Newport News, VA.

John is survived by his loving and devoted life partner of 40 years, Mary Hooper, his son John I. Goldsboro Jr., his daughter Kelly E. Goldsboro Walker and her husband Jeffrey Walker, Joan P. Goldsboro (former wife and mother of his children), his stepsons Otis Hooper and his wife Ganielle, Stephen Hooper and his wife Kelly, brothers George Goldsboro, Wayne Goldsboro and Linwood Goldsboro; sisters Rose Smith, Bernice Bailey and Marion Harris.  Grandchildren; Claire Goldsboro (Murray), Lauren T. Goldsboro, Ciara Goldsboro Garner, Justin Goldsboro, Deja Walker, Justin Goldsboro, great grandchildren; Korryn (Princess) Goldsboro, and Braelyn (Boy boy) Garner: life-long friends: General Wallace, Arnold (Ret Army), Len Myers, Howard Mason and Charlie Thompson.  Extended Family: Francis (Bud) Earley, Kathy perry, Steve Early, Suzan Walsh, Sherry and Bill Moller. John was predeceased by siblings: Doris Pierce, Helen Morris, Elaine Street, William (Billy) Goldsboro, Frank Goldsboro Jr., and John’s beloved grandson, Jonathan Ryan Goldsboro.

John was extremely proud of his Native American Heritage being an active Tribal member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian tribe of the Delmarva Peninsula and the Lenape of southern New Jersey and northern Delaware. John will forever be remembered for traveling to tribal Pow Wow’s in his 48ft Mobile home and riding the east coast to Motorcycle shows, and placing on display his most prized possession, his custom made Native American Visual Collaboration Motorcycle Trike that he had built in 2004.

He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, sitting in his comfortable double wide chair, watching Westerns, Alaska’s Deadliest Catch and his favorite professional athlete, Tiger Woods, on the golf course. His interest in current events ranged from the antics in Washington D.C. to the antics posted on Face Book.

We will forever remember John as one of the Strongest and Greatest men there was.  John may have left us physically, but we will never truly be without him, because John has left his print on everyone’s heart who has ever truly known him.  John’s love of life, family, laughter, his infamous comedic sarcasm, life stories and childhood memories, have been and always will be, part of his life’s legacy forever. And for this, we will forever be grateful.

“For the wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus or Lord.” Romans 6:23

“And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no mor, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.  The former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4

A special thank you to Dr. Keith Taylor (TPMG) as our Family’s personal physician for his loving care and support from the beginning right up until John’s final days and even thereafter.

For all those closest to John throughout his many years, you may find this quote fitting in regard to his opinion of his culinary skills: “ I was never too keen about bragging on myself, but you must admit, I WAS THE BEST”!

The Goldsboro Family.

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#19 Paul and Eboney Denn 2020-06-11 18:43
Condolences to the Goldsboro family for their loss,God bless!
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#18 Tangela Ridgeway 2020-06-09 12:48
Sending my love and condolences to the family of Uncle Johnnie...I'm so blessed that he stayed in touch throughout the years...Kelly I'm so sorry for your lost sweetie, Lifting you in prayer
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#17 Nisecy Goldsboro 2020-06-06 18:49
Rest In Peace Uncle Johnny, you will always be my favorite uncle in life and in death I love you immensely and you will always be in my heart say hello to grandma and grandpa love your niece Nisecy
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#16 Toni Mercer 2020-06-06 17:39
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
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#15 Iris Langhorn Dolly 2020-06-06 17:24
What takes away the despair of loosing a loved one in death, is the hope the Bible holds out for the future: "Life Everlasting On a Peaceful New Earth". May we strive to be there when John Goldsboro participates in the resurrection hope. My sincere condolences to the entire Goldsboro Family. Love, Dolly Langhorn
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#14 kelly G Walker 2020-06-06 04:03
My DADDY can not & Will not ever be replaced. This PAIN IS SO DEEP, I’ve never felt this kind of pain .. But I I fought for you Daddy and did all I could do!!! there are no words that could express my pain or the LOVE for you my DADDY!! May Jehovah give me strength as you sleep’with no pain. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOU WITH EVERYTHING IN ME DADDY!! I’m so broken
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#13 Geralyn Schulkind 2020-06-04 19:35
You were the best! You are missed.
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#12 Wilson Family 2020-06-04 14:29
We send our condolences to you family on this great loss. May you be strengthened and comforted during this time.
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#11 Ciara 2020-06-04 13:35
I love you popop.. always and forever.. I’m soo sorry.. I love you and I miss you sooo much. I’ll never be the same without you..
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#10 Michelle & Malia 2020-06-04 00:05
Kelly and family were are so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you shared together. Love you and we are here for you.
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#9 The Braswells 2020-06-03 01:49
We are so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful person. We can’t wait to meet him in the new world that’s soon to come and taste one of his culinary dishes.(John 5:28, 29) Until that time stay focused on Gods Kingdom and the many blessing it will bring to mankind. ❤️❤️❤️
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#8 Marcella -Marcy Bel 2020-06-02 23:47
On behalf of my brother (William Pope which is Mr. John's nephew), myself & my family, I'd like to take this time out to offer my sincere condolences to one of my best friends Kelly Walker & family. It is an awfully sad occasion because Mr. John's body is no longer with us, however all of his awesome, great memories are to fill that void & linger on with us forever. God bless....With Love, Marcella "Marcy" Bell
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#7 Crys Warlitner 2020-06-02 20:38
Missing John already. Much love to the whole family.
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#6 McDow family 2020-06-02 13:41
Those words were beautiful about your father, my dad was a carpenter as well before he passed. Wouldn't it be something if they got together in the new world and built something wonderful that would be great, stay strong my sister and keep serving Jehovah he has so much in store for us, we love you.
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#5 Steinstra Jordan 2020-06-01 18:54
To the Goldsboro family and friends. My deepest condolences to you all. May Jehovah be your comfort. Words can't express how sorry I am for your loss. Can't wait the new world where this will be something in the pass.
Love Jordan family
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#4 kelly G Walker 2020-06-01 17:46
Daddy Everyone knew our loving for one another. I can’t believe your gone but just temporarily!! Rev 21:4
Best protector, daddy, my best friend. I’m so proud to be one and only baby girl!! I miss and love you immensely. This life will never be the same without you. I was truly blessed to have a daddy like you. My heart is broken. “ HE WILL CALL THE DEAD WILL ANSWER Patiently by his By his command” I LOVE YOU DADDY!
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#3 Dedra Hagwood 2020-06-01 17:23
Sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man. The depths of your pain I cannot comprehend but I will stand alongside you in the darkness my friend. Love is a bond that death cannot part. Gone from your arms but still held in your heart
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#2 Brooke and Shawn Hoo 2020-06-01 17:08
To the family of Mr. Goldsboro, you all are in my thoughts and many prayers. May Jehovah the God of all Comfort give you the strength and courage you need to get through this most difficult time. Continue to always
cherish your beautiful memories
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#1 Timmy 2020-06-01 17:05
My family and I loved Big John...
We will miss him! 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
3 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,
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