In Memory

Janice Addie Lindsay (Gooding) - Class Of 1963

Janice (Jan) Addie Lindsay Gooding, surrounded by her loving family, passed from her nine and a half years battle with Pancreatic Cancer in this life into the waiting arms of her precious Lord and Savior on February 28, 2021.

She was born June 12, 1945 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the second child of the late James W. and Jeannete W. Lindsay. Preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Lynn A. Lindsay, and her father-in-law, Judge Marion W. Gooding and mother-in-law, Eunice D. Gooding, Jan is survived by the love of her life, her husband of more than fifty-one years, Mack Duffie Gooding; three children, Rebecca A. G. Holmes (Robert), James M. Gooding (Patricia), Joseph C. Gooding (Ashley); five grandchildren, Ryan C. Holmes (Lindsey), Kayla B. Holmes, Liam M. Gooding, Braelyn S. Gooding, Kelsey R. Gooding; three step-grandchildren, Steven, Brandon and Christian Buchhalter; one great-grandchild, Rhys W. Holmes; five sisters-in-law, Jean Y. Lindsay, Marilyn G. DeSimone, Elaine G. Vickers, Kathleen (Kathy) G. Nordsiek, Cathy R. Gooding; two brothers-in-law, Marion (Bill) W. Gooding, Jr., Judge David M. Gooding (Cathy); numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and precious friends of many years. 

As a child, Jan was actively involved in Girl Scouts and school related activities. She was also Worthy Advisor in Jacksonville Assembly 21 of Rainbow Girls. After graduating from DuPont High School in 1963, Janice shortened her name to Jan and spent the next two years at Lees McRae College at Banner Elk, North Carolina. She graduated in 1968 from Georgia Southern College in Statesboro, Georgia with a BS Degree in Elementary Education.  She went on to teach 3rd and 4th grades in both Duval County and Clay County schools, where she later substitute taught at Orange Park High School for twelve years.

For many years, Jan held various positions in Eastern Star and also traveled extensively as the Local High Priestess of the Ladies Oriental Shrine. She also served as Administrative Assistant to the Director of Nursing at St. Johns River Hospital. Active for many years in the Ministry of Young Adults at Island View Baptist Church in Orange Park, she has been active for the last several years in the ministries of Advent Lutheran Church in Orange Park.

A Private Memorial Service to Celebrate Jan's Life will be held at a later date at Advent Lutheran Church. Jan's nephew, Reverend Gerald A. Nordsiek, Jr. will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that remembrances be made in Jan's name to the Morocco Shriners Patient Transportation Fund, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road South, Jacksonville, FL 32224-2620