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Carole Ann Gouard

March 31, 1954 ~ January 21, 2021 (age 66)

Obituary

Carole Ann Gouard gained her heavenly wings on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 7:05 a.m. after a courageous battle with cancer.  It was with unspeakable joy that we were blessed to have her in our lives; Carole brought happiness to all that knew her. 

 

Born March 31, 1954, in Rantoul, Illinois Carole was the sixth child to Ola Mae (Previous) Ford and Norvel Dupree.  A 1972 graduate of Danville High School, Carole went on to earn a BSN degree from Lakeview School of Nursing.

 

In 1975 she was united in holy matrimony to Roy Gouard.  Carole was dedicated to family and

enjoyed cooking, baking, fishing, sewing, and spending time with her family.  “Cal or Cal-Ann” as known by her family had a smile that would light up the room.  Carole was always willing to help others in need by giving words of encouragement and loving guidance.  She devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to family members, including her mother until she passed away at age 82.

 

Carole dedicated her life to God at an early age while attending Union Missionary Baptist Church.  She later became a member of The Antioch Missionary Baptist Church where she loved singing in the choir, attending Sunday School, Bible Study, and tutoring students.

 

Carole is survived by her husband Roy Gouard of 45 years, children Gary (LaKeisha) Flowers, Terrance (Toshia) Gouard, LaTasha (Richard) Coffee, Michael (Toshira) Gouard, and Melvin Davis her bonus son.  She leaves the cherished memory of her eight grandchildren, eleven brothers and sisters {Shirley Ellis, Brenda Brandon, Sylvester Ford, Lonnie Ford, Frances (John) Walker, Richard (Deanna) Ford, Donald Ford, Cynthia Tyler Ogundeyibi , Gail (Rodney) Jones, Ronnie Ford, Tina (Richard) Foley}, loving sister and brother in-laws, host of nieces and nephews, and many friends. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, two brothers Robert and Donnie Ford, and one grandson Tarren Coffee

 

A Private Funeral service will commence at 12:00 Noon January 29, 2021 at Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams St., Danville. Officiating Pastor Isaac Gentry. A Private Visitation will begin at 11:00 am until the time of the service. Burial will follow after services at Spring Hill Cemetery.

A public viewing will be held on Thursday January 28, 2021 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Leek & Sons Funeral Home.

 

Due to CDC regulations, attendance restrictions will be enforced.

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Services

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Thursday
January 28, 2021

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Leek & Sons Funeral Home
304 East Williams
Danville, IL 61832

Private Services

Leek & Sons Funeral Home
304 East Williams
Danville, IL 61832

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Private Services

Leek & Sons Funeral Home
304 East Williams
Danville, IL 61832

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