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Obituary for Arthur L Goins

Arthur L. “Mickey” Goins was born on August 4th, 1941. After he bravely battled cancer for 9 years, he returned home on September 3rd, 2018. He was survived by his devoted wife Esther Benavidez-Goins, his daughter Aleyah Goins, his sons Demetrius and Audarius Goins. Arthur was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Leana Goins, his daughter-in-law Kelly Goins, and 5 siblings.

His story began in Alexandria, Louisiana during the 1940’s and each subsequent decade brought significant events into Arthur’s life. At a young age, he relocated to California where he graduated from Oakland High School in 1959. Then, he enlisted in the United States Army and served our country touring Europe during the 1960’s. After he returned stateside, he spent his time in the Bay Area. He cultivated his career as a successful black businessman in the 1970’s through 1980’s, an especially difficult time for any black man to do so. He owned multiple establishments while he began to raise a family. In the 1990’s, he was able to utilize his exemplary skill for finance and organization as an assistant auditor for the city of Oakland. Then, he retired in 2006 and settled in Los Lunas, New Mexico with his family.

Arthur was a strong provider and protector of his family. He will be remembered by his ability to endure hardship but also by his playful sense of humor. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards or dominoes, and keeping up with politics. He was always eager to help and he gave trusted advice. Those who knew him best would say that he was truly a beautiful “work of art”. Arthur was loved and will forever be missed.

A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, September 15 at 2:30 PM at the Calvary Chapel of the Rio Grande Valley. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 PM. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., (505)864-4448.

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