Marilyn D. Gooden, affectionately known as “Mail”, was born on October 9, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama to James and Vivian Raybon. She departed this earthly life on April 16, 2020. She moved to Akron with her parents when she was an infant. She attended Akron Public Schools.
Marilyn was a very creative and she loved to decorate, cook, draw, and she loved to spoil the kids! Mom enjoyed doing home improvement projects and all types of puzzles. Mom was also a Sunday school teacher.
Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, James and Vivian; husband, Richard and sister, Roshell.
She is survived by children, Robin, Richard Jr. (Monica) and Reggie (Corine); grandchildren, Ramarr Gooden, Donte, Reginald, Shatia Gissendaner, Shamar Golden, Brianna and Tyler Gooden; siblings, Jeanette Tyson, Hazel Peterson, Gloria Vincent, Peggy McCord, Darlynn (James) Gaston; 10 great grandchildren and a host of wonderful aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousin and other relatives and friends.