Joan Gooding Peele

Joan Gooding Peele

December 5, 2021, 73, Pikeville –

Joan Gooding Peele, 73, of Pikeville went to her heavenly home Sunday, December 5, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Hospital in Wilmington.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery in Fremont. The family will greet friends following the service.

Mrs. Peele was born in Wayne County on April 9, 1948 to the late Colonel David and Ellen Marie Jernigan Gooding. She was a member of Belfast Pentecostal Holiness Church where she served as past president of the ladies auxiliary. 

She is survived by her son, James Willis Peele II and wife, Christy of Pikeville; one brother, Lavern Gooding and wife, Billie of Pikeville; two sisters, Jan Sykes of Kenly and Sharon Person and husband, Harold of Pikeville and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Willis Peele.

The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro