ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, William Goldring Jr. 65 years old , born on June 12, 1954 and passed away on May 16, 2020. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Bruce Harrod on May 31, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

God Bless!
Posted by Young Ronald on May 31, 2020
Sending my condolences to the family.Willie was always kind and had smile on his face.He had a good heart.A fun loving guy that lived life to fullest.He will be missed.May GOD strengthen the family in such a time as this.
Posted by Tommy Sneden Jr. on May 31, 2020
Knowing Willie these last few years has been a wonderful blessing , I feel like we have been life long friends and I would ride the shuttle just so we could talk.
I never told Willie I loved him and sorry for that but I think he knew it.
Posted by Shalevia Briscoe on May 29, 2020
My heart goes out to my family right now. I gasped for air and my heart skipped a beat when I heard the news of your condition, and then immediate sadness at the thought of family without you here. Such a gift from God, you knew how to make an entrance and be a presence that brought joy and laughter to so many of us. You are truly missed and I will cherish the fun memories of you being my sweet Godfather. Thank you for making me feel special when it was You who was the special one.  ~with love, Shalevia
Posted by Cass Duchan on May 29, 2020
Willie was a kind person who always had a great story to tell and energy to give. It was impossible not to smile when talking to him about cars or his celebrity encounters.

I am sorry for your loss, and hope you are able to take the time to grieve. Take good care.
Posted by Eric Pope on May 28, 2020
Dear Members of the Goldring Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Willie's passing. He was the first person of contact for many of us on our way to the Board. It was like your first smile of the day which is so important, especially to set your whole day in a better direction. I had many conversations with Willie about his former life in federal govt, his work now and what he had planned to do after this second career. This is why I am so saddened to hear of this news.

Of the many inspiring qualities Willie had I would say his work ethic was one I admire the most. He said there was no reason be sitting home and he could drive his corvette on the one day off he had from the chauffeur service. I think he will serve as a reminder to the many staff of the Federal Reserve about what a dedicated, honest, and hardworking person really is. The Federal Reserve really represents people like Willie around the country. As someone who rarely missed a day, always listened, and had a conversation that was different with everyone.

I only wish I got to know him better. My sincerest regards to your family. 

Eric Pope
Posted by Janice Hoey on May 28, 2020
Willie Goldring was without equal the best man I've ever known. I remember his stories that would have my entire family laughing for hours. The times I needed help and he never failed to respond. How wonderful he was to my nephews. And that big smile that made you feel he was always happy to see you.

He was so many things to so many people; husband, father, brother, son, uncle and friend, and he was excelled at each and every role. 

The hardest part about knowing someone like Willie is losing them. My condolences to the Goldring family and everyone whose life he touched.

RIP my friend.
Posted by Susie Kwon on May 28, 2020
That smile. That's what everyone will remember. That's what I will remember. Willie was such a good human. Honest and kind, he lit up when he spoke about the things (sports and race cars) and people (his family) he loved. Sending warm and supportive thoughts to his family. Rest in peace, Willie.
Posted by Sharon Brown on May 28, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family. Although Willie is absent here on earth, I believe he is now present with the Lord. I will truly miss seeing and talking with Willie while riding on the shuttle bus about his plans to move down south when he retired and about the car shows and races he would attend. Sorry my husband and I did not get the opportunity to attend your invitations to some outings due to scheduling conflicts, but we'd talk about them afterwards. My husband and I will always be thankful to you for arranging a beautiful top-of-the-line limousine for our wedding with all the bells and whistles!!! I will miss you my friend... Love always
Posted by Margaret Miller on May 27, 2020
To Willie's family: Willie was always gracious and met his riders with a good word. He knew many of his riders by name and was always ready for a friendly chat. He was a real gentleman, and we will all miss him greatly.
Posted by Nicholas Atwell on May 27, 2020
Willie completely understood what life was about. He genuinely listened, cared, advised and gave. Willie was the type of guy that was so genuine that he made you want to be a better person. I often asked myself "how did he remember that about me". The answer was because he cared and was truly interested in people and relationships. That was his gift. He could spark a conversation with anyone. I truly looked up to him and will miss his genuine conversation. A guy like him you will always wish you had spent more time talking with. Can't wait to conversate with you in Heaven Willie! 
Posted by Bettie Davis-Boston on May 26, 2020
To the Goldring Family -

We are Praying for your family. May God give you strength in your time of sorrow.  Remember, the Joy of the Lord is your strength. May Willie rest in the arms of God, We go way back with the Goldring Family - St. Mary's School and Church. Your family is special to us. May God wrap his loving arms around your family, and hold you near and dear to his heart.
God Bless!

Clara Mae Greenfield & Family
Posted by Bettie Davis-Boston on May 26, 2020
To the Goldring Family -

We were so sorry to learn of the passing of Willie. We are Praying that God will comfort you in your time of sorrow, May God wipe away every tear, and give you smiles of joy as you Celebrate Willi's legacy that will live on forever.
God Bless!

Bettie Ann Davis-Boston (Greenfield)
Gerald Boston
Posted by Raymond Bradshaw on May 26, 2020
Mr. Willie was a good man who always had a kind word to say when you boarded the shuttle I am going to miss our conversations about sports mainly the Redskins and 49er's. He was and will always be a person I call friend. May God Bless his family and keep them during this difficult time. Rest in Peace my friend you will truly be missed!
Posted by Trisha Williams on May 26, 2020
Sending my condolences and prayers to his family and friends.
I had the pleasure of knowing him as a driver at the Federal Reserve, whenever I rode the shuttle he was a joy and pleasure to speak with, beautiful spirit and soul. Once he found out that I was from Charles County, he referred to me as "Homegirl", that always made me smile. R.I.P. Mr. Willie.
Posted by Aisha Burgess on May 26, 2020
Willie was such an amazing gentleman. He truly listened to you, and was always helpful. My daughter attends college on Long Island, and we would talk about the drive going over the Goethals and Verrazzano bridges. I will miss hearing him talk about his son. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. R.I.P. Willie.
Posted by Crystal Gray on May 26, 2020
My dearest Mr. Will words can't describe what my heart is feeling right now. You were not just the shuttle driver, you were my friend whom I talking to about everything. My prayers goes out to your beautiful wife and family! God took back the amazing Angel he sent to us. Rest in peace my friend.
Posted by Joseph Woodland on May 25, 2020
Sorry for the loss of a great man, knew him from a child when he would visit his grandparents in Charlotte Hall during the summer, he was the same all the time and when ever I would run across him he would keep me occupied with the racing updates. He will truly be missed. R.I.P. Willie
Posted by Melissa Hill on May 24, 2020
My dear friend Mr. Willie I will truly miss. I will always hold our conversations to heart. He was always a face that would bring light even on a cloudy day. His smile and joy would fill anyone's day. I will always cherish the invites to racing at Budd's Creek as well as the trips he planned. One of the truest friends I can say in my lifetime. Forever grateful for our friendship. Rest in peace Mr. Willie. 
Posted by Paul Sciannella on May 23, 2020
I work at the Red where Willie served as our shuttle driver. He and I shared a love of cars, and I will miss conversing with him during our rounds between buildings. One of the nicest gentlemen I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Prayers to his family and friends. 
Posted by Sandra Hall Smith on May 22, 2020
To Joyce and Lawrence Jones and all of Your Family

So sorry for your loss. You have always been special to me. 
The love, comfort and peace of Christ our Lord be with you always. 

"So don't worry because I am with you. Don't be afraid because I am your God. I will make you strong and will help you; I will support you with my right hand that saves you." (Isaiah 4 1:10.)
Posted by Ketia Ingram on May 22, 2020
Mr. Willie was one of the most polite and hospitable gentlemen I've ever met. He made any day bright just by greeting me. He will truly be missed.
Ketia
Posted by Heidi Markovitz on May 22, 2020
Driving a shuttle bus where I worked, Willie shared in one of my happiest experiences and made it even better. When I got word that my granddaughters were born a few years ago, I left work early and hopped on the shuttle to see the new family in the hospital. Willie was driving. As he took me to the metro I had to share my good news with him. He reacted with such excitement and gladness for me that I always felt he had a role in their arrival. Over the years since, he asked regularly how my little girls were doing and was enthusiastic about the pictures I showed him. I appreciated the support he showed in that most happy but overwhelming time. I will miss him.

To Willie's family and friends, I offer sympathy on their loss. I hope that many good memories will help comfort them.
Posted by Lenster Banks on May 22, 2020
It is with great sadness to learn that William is no longer on this side with us. We worked together for many years in the postal service. Man that dude was a hard worker in the P O and as a transit driver. Condolences to his wife and the rest of his family.
Posted by CATHERINE FARMER on May 21, 2020
Sorry for the loss of Willie he was a nice young man. knew him from a youngster.

R.I.P
 

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Posted by Bruce Harrod on May 31, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

God Bless!
Posted by Young Ronald on May 31, 2020
Sending my condolences to the family.Willie was always kind and had smile on his face.He had a good heart.A fun loving guy that lived life to fullest.He will be missed.May GOD strengthen the family in such a time as this.
Posted by Tommy Sneden Jr. on May 31, 2020
Knowing Willie these last few years has been a wonderful blessing , I feel like we have been life long friends and I would ride the shuttle just so we could talk.
I never told Willie I loved him and sorry for that but I think he knew it.
his Life

William Joseph Goldring Jr.

William Joseph Goldring, Jr. affectionately known as “Willie” was born to the late William Joseph Goldring Sr. (Jiggs) and the late Mary Virginia Goldring (Babysis) in Hughesville Maryland on June 12,1954 and transitioned into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 16, 2020at the Washington Hospital Center. On July 16, 2000, Willie was joined in Holy Matrimony to his loving wife Deborah .Through their union they were blessed with the birth of their son Rodney.  Baptized in the Catholic Faith at St. Marys Catholic Church, Willie began his education at St. Mary’s Colored School where he received the sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Confirmation.He then continued his education with the Charles County Public School System graduating from Thomas Stone High School in 1972.After graduation he began his career as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service which encompassed 35 years of service as a Carrier at West Bethesda, Friendship and Ward Place Stations and as a truck driver in the Motor Vehicle Branch.Upon retirement he began employment with International Limousine Service, Inc. later renamed RMA Chauffeured Transportation driving limousines and shuttle buses.He chauffeured many celebrities around the Washington Metropolitan Area including Paul McCartney, Condoleezza Rice, Mark McGuire and Kid Rock.He also chauffeured Pope Francis’ staff during his visit to the United States specifically his parade in Philadelphia.He was awarded the International Limousine Service, Inc Safe Driving Award Five consecutive years.

Willie was an avid fan of baseball, drag racing and playing poker.In 1997 he and his cousin Bobby Briscoe put together the Wicomico Hawks Baseball Team in the Chesapeake Baseball League.Together they managed and coached along with cousin Charles Thompson and longtime friend Calvin Washington a Championship Team that included his sons Kvon and Kentry Kinard, nephews Marlon Jones,Anthony and Vaughn Queen, Keon and the late Duane Gaskins, cousins Floyd and Anthony Curtis and other family members and friends.He even managed to convince his cousin Larry Thompson to come out of retirement.The team won the Chesapeake Independent Baseball League’s Championship in 2000.That was a proud moment for him and the family.He also coached the Stevenson Athletics Little League Baseball Team in 2007.

After baseball came drag racing.Willie loved gathering his sons and heading to NHRA AND IHRA Races all over the East Coast.He especially loved the Pro Mods that raced in the IHRA.He also loved supporting and being part of the Pit Crew for The Survivor Motorsports’ Corvette/Firebird Race Car. Going to the various tracks in Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Tennessee, North and South Carolina with his brother-in-law Lawrence Jones, his nephews Marlon Jones and Gregory Johnsonwas one if his favorite pastimes.

Just this past winter, Willie along with other family members and friends started a Friday Night Poker Circle where the games lasted for two days.He loved the game and would play all night and the next day.

To quote Willie’s cousin Kia Washington ‘If you only knew what it was to be in a house when he entered a room.If you knew him, you understand!It was never a dull moment.You would be in tears.Many laughs, jokes and stories.He is a legend who will truly be missed.Gone, but surely will never be forgotten.Willie’s selflessness was insurmountable.He was a true believer in do unto others and you’d have them do unto you.He loved his family and his friends and when asked would help in anyway he could never ever breathing a word about what he had done.

Preceded in death by his son Kalon Goldring, his parents William and Mary Goldring, grandparents Joseph Bernard and Janie Curtis, Rodney and Romaine Goldring,nephew Duane Gaskins and father-in-law Reverend Clyde Hill, Willie leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife Deborah, sons Lawrence, Rodney, Kentry, and Kvon, grandchildren Jakayla, Kalani and Kaydence, Mekhi and Kwazi, sisters Harriet Gaskins (Kenny), Beverly Adams(William), Joyce Jones (Lawrence) and Gale Goldring, mother-in-law Pastor Annie Hill, sisters-in-law Valerie Spriggs and Harriet Jackson, nephews Anthony and Vaughn Queen, Marcus Brown, Marlon and Michael Jones, nieces Canice and Brooke Jones, aunts Gloria Robinson and Brenda Goldring, uncles James, Jerome, Kenneth and Leonard Goldring, a host of great nieces and nephews, special cousins Robert Briscoe, Thomas, Francis and Floyd Curtis, Carlos Green, Valerie Countiss, Saundra Holt and Diane Reeves, godmother Dorothy Holt, goddaughters Brianna Queen and Shalevia Briscoe many cousins and a multitude of friends.



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Shared by Darlene Sessoms on May 26, 2020
The day that I received the news that Mr. Willie had gone home to be with the Lord, I was truly lost for words, my heart melted because I lost a friend that day. Every morning when I got on the shuttle, he would call my name out and then asked how I was doing. We talked from the time I got on that shuttle until I got off. Whenever Mr. Willie knew I was getting on the road, he would ask, where you going and I would smile and say, “Ok tell me the best way to get there” and sure enough, he did. When Mr. Willie found out that I was from North Carolina, we had many conversations about the town I was from. He talked about his trips to the race track in N.C. while showing me pictures of his car. He also shared the times when he would go down to N.C. to visit family and friends, smiling as he spoke each word. His smile would light up his face whenever he talked about his family and things that he loved. My friend you will deeply be missed.

"Your life was a blessing
your memory a treasure,
You are love beyond
words and missed
beyond measure."



Shared by Doreen Webb on May 22, 2020
“God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes 
and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:3,4