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Mr. Kenneth  Raiford

Mr. Kenneth ""Ookie" " Raiford

Sunday, April 21st, 1963 - Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
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Goldsboro - The Management and Staff of Serenity Memorial Funeral Home extend its sincerest condolences to the family of Kenneth "Ookie" Raiford, 57, who transitioned on Saturday, October 3, 2020.

Kenneth “Ookie” Raiford was born on April 21, 1963 to the late Jacob Leon and Cherrie Lee Raiford in Wayne County, North Carolina.

He attended the Wayne County Public Schools and then to Job Corp received a trade ion brick mason. He worked at Borden manufacturers until his health declined and then began doing odd jobs around town.

He was predeceased in death by his parents and one brother, Timothy Raiford.

He was a loving, devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. No one was exempt from getting told off by Ookie.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories: three daughters, Carolina McNeil, Latasha Pickett, and Temekia Pickett, all of Goldsboro, NC; four brothers: Derwood (Latonya) Altman of Bridgeport, CT., Jacob Leon Raiford, Jr., of Hartford, CT., John A. (Connie) Raiford, and Donald Raiford both of Goldsboro, three grandsons: Brian Darden and Deric Middleton of Goldsboro, NC, and Jashawn Middleton of Raleigh, NC; four granddaughters, Makenya Matthews, De’Avion Edwards, and Nakiah McNeil of Goldsboro, NC and Dekiyah Middleton of Raleigh, NC, three great-grandchildren, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Services of Love & Compassionate Care have been entrusted to Serenity Memorial Funeral Home &
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 11th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, October 11th, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Serenity Memorial Funeral Home
    401 N. William Street
    GOLDSBORO, NC 27530
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  • Interment

    401 N. William St., NC


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Kotana Bell

Posted at 09:14am
I remember when i stayed on hugh street mr ookie would come down my neighbor Lynette and chill will apartment and thats when i first met mr ookie can never forget the man who talk the most junk to be in a wheelchair..but he was a good guy made me laugh everyday... Thank you for being the sunshine in my day and i will continue to keep a laugh here and there ... To the family keep your head up and you will always be in my prayers....

Kotana Bell

Ps.. I still got two of your hats you gave me.. 😊Rip Mr. Ookie

Ernice Hobbs

Posted at 01:04pm
From the Family of the late William Hobbs Sr. So very sorry for your loss he was a very sweet and loving person.. To love Ookie was to know him very sweet person.. Praying for strength for the family to endure what God has done may the strength of the lord be with each of you..

Jeannie Gillis

Posted at 07:40pm
With Love from Jeannie Gillis & Jasmine Raiford
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Posted at 11:00pm
Mr Ookie u will and already be truly missed. I want never forget what u told me. Love u. Gonna miss seeing u. Traebug and Kornegay family.

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