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Frances Gooch

Smithfield, NC: Ms. Frances Baker Gooch, age 72, passed away on Tuesday July 7, 2020, at UNC Johnston Health in Smithfield. A Graveside Service will be held 12:00 PM - Friday, July 10, 2020 at Hills of the Neuse Memory Gardens in Smithfield, NC.  Pastor Eddie White will officiate.              Ms. Gooch was born on September 11, 1947 in Johnston County to the late Elmon and Lorena Pope Baker. She was a loving, caring, and Christian lady, who loved her son and grandchildren. During her life she was known for her gift in floral design and her generosity. Ms. Gooch loved the beach, unicorns and angels. She was also a Cherokee Native American.             Surviving include her son, Henry Gooch Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Benson, sister, Sue Whitfield and husband, Bobby of Kenly, grandchildren Billy Bowen Jr, Jamey Gooch; loving ex-husband, Henry Gooch Sr. and her niece Jolene King of Princeton.             Ms. Gooch will be available for viewing, and you may sign the register book from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks prior to the graveside service.               In accordance with the current NC-COVID-19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing guidelines and the three W's: wait, wash, and wear a face covering.             Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Four Oaks, NC.

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Frances was a beautiful person inside and out. She had a heart of gold and was a dear friend to many people. I knew Frances because not only were we former neighbors but she knew my Mama from when they were younger and went on a double date once or twice. I love you lady. You can rest now but I will keep your memory.

Jeanette West Matthews Aug 14 2020 12:00 AM

I love you Mama !

Jr. Gooch Jul 10 2020 12:00 AM

My sincerest condolences. We are so sorry for the loss of such a precious soul.Love,Aunt JoAnn Pope

JoAnn Pope Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM

Frances was a dear and sweet soul. I enjoyed our Facebook conversations and the visit we had not too long ago. I know you are celebrating in Heaven with Aunt Lorene, Uncle Elmon, Daddy and all the others that were there waiting. Until I see you again, Fly high with the Angels.Love,Teresa Pope

Teresa Pope Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM

Susie, I was so sorry to hear of Frances Passing, God Bless you and your family, love you

Sue Pope Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM

Msg. Sue so sorry to hear of passing of your Sister my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mary Ann Massey Jul 8 2020 12:00 AM

I remember when I was little I couldn't pronounce Aunt Frances so I called her Aunt Pancakes for the longest time until I could pronounce Aunt Frances!! I love you so much Aunt (pancakes) Aunt Frances and I miss you ! I know you have your wings because heaven gained another angel! You will always be forever in my heart and I will never forget you! I love you! R.I.P. and someday me you and mom will be united again telling jokes hanging out and having fun!!

Jolene King Jul 8 2020 12:00 AM