Michael Lee Gould
April 3, 1945 – May 26, 2022
Michael Lee Gould of Chesterfield, Virginia completed his journey to his Heavenly Home on May 26th, 2022, after battling the horrible disease Alzheimer’s. Michael was surrounded by his loved ones to the very end.
Born on April 3,1945 to the late Grady Lee Gould and Mamie Jackson Gould. He was a graduate of George Washington High School, class of 1962. Michael joined the Air Force and continued his studies at Danville Community College, graduated in 1968. He met the love of his life Patricia Cook-Gould and they were married on August 20, 1966.
In addition to his wife of nearly 56 years, he is survived by two loving and devoted daughters, Michele Gould Pennison (William McKinney) and Stephanie Gould Hailey (Mike). He was the proud Opa to Timothy Michael Powers, Brianna Marie Powers, and Hannah Catherine Pennison. He was proud to have two bonus grandchildren, Christopher Hailey (Katelyn) and Timmy Hailey (Bobbi); and two bonus great grandchildren Amelia and Brooks. Michael was also survived by two brothers, Patrick Gould (Ava) of Danville, Virginia; his best friend and devoted brother, Richard Henry Lee of Manteo, North Carolina; his devoted friend, Dr William Dunnavant; a nephew Steven; many cousins; and his beloved fur babies, Bessie, Bella, Harley, George, Maggie and Micah.
Michael was a very compassionate man, and many benefited from his donations over the years. He was a member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church of Bon Air.
A special thank you to Dr Christensen, Dr Turner and the entire staff at Grove Ave Primary Care and Bon Secour Hospice House, they were angels on earth, their love and compassion eased his loved ones and every need was met.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Alzheimer’s foundation, your local SPCA or Bon Secour hospice house.
A Celebration of Life will be held on June 5 from 2 to 4pm at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. The family asks that you please wear bright colored clothes in celebration of Michael’s life.
Affinity Funeral Service
2720 Enterprise Pkwy
Richmond, VA 23294
Sunday, June 5, 2022
2:00 to 4:00 pm
Stephanie, Patricia and family, I’m so sorry for the loss of your Dad, Husband and Opa. I will keep y’all in My Thoughts and Prayers 🙏🏼during this difficult time and the days to come. God will be with y’all to help ease your pain and sadness. He is now without pain and watching over y’all. So I’m sending hugs and prayers your way. Love y’all, Joyce ♥️
OH MY, THAT IS A WONDEFUL DEDICATION TO HIS LIFE AND HIS FAMILY. ON BEHALF OF GROVE AVENUE PRIMARY CARE, WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE KNOWN MICHAEL. HE AND HIS FAMILY WERE AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE PART OF OUR GROVE FAMILY. TO MICHAEL’S DAUGHTER STEPHANIE, SHE IS A PART OF OUR HEART. I SAY THAT BOTH PROFESIONALLY AND PERSONALLY AS SHE IS MY GOOD FRIEND 💗🙏💗🙏
To Pat and her family! My thoughts and prayers are with y’all!! Great picture of Michael and a wonderful tribute to his life and family! Pat, sorry that I won’t be able to be there! Love and hugs to each of you during this most difficult time and the days to come! 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻
I thoroughly enjoyed his humor.. quick wit…… he and his wife Patricia made my day every time they entered the Diner. He will be sorely missed….. hugs and prayers to the family! ❤
We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
This is a beautiful obituary! Patricia and family, my sympathy and love to you all. I am sorry I can’t be there for the service. I am with you in heart and soul. Peace, and Love to you all and may God bless you all.
Stephanie and family, I pray god grants you’ll an abundance of love and a sense of peace during this time.
Death is never easy but god says “come to me and I will give you everlasting life”
Continuous prayers for the family! Love you Steph!
Mike was a wonderful co-worker and Watchrun neighbor. I thank Mike and Pat for the laughs. I look across the street with fond memories. My condolences to Pat, Michelle, and Stephanie.
Ty need to see each other