Kelvin Leon Goins was born on January 22, 1959, in Harlem, New York to Leo Goins and Mary Elizabeth Goins. He was predominantly raised in Jamaica, New York.
Kelvin was an exceptional student who always finished his work in record time. He had a deep love for Math that he passed on to his children. Kelvin also was a music connoisseur.
Kelvin had the “gift of gab.” He could converse with any and everyone. In his early years, he was known to love Math and excelled in his academic studies. Because of his ability to grasp things quickly, he skipped two grades while attending St. Augustine’s School. He then continued his education at Brooklyn Technical High School in New York. Kelvin was an avid basketball player in his younger years and loved dancing “the hustle.” He was a jokester that always wanted to make people laugh.
He relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1979, and attended training courses for electricians. Kelvin became an electrical journeyman and was employed by numerous electrical contractors in several states. His electrical expertise allowed him the opportunity to work in many commercial and residential buildings installing electrical wiring.
“Cowboy” as he was known on several of these job sites was known to take several young men under his wing. He resided in Charlotte for numerous years before moving to Eastwood, NC. Kelvin had a deep appreciation for family often spending time with his cousins while living in the Queen City. What many of us will miss is his social ability and his ability to liven up the party. Even as his health began to decline, he still was the jokester!
Kelvin Goins departed this life on Thursday, April 4, 2019. He is survived by one son, Kelvin Potter of New Hampshire; one daughter, Chelsea Roberts of Concord, NC; parents, Mary and Leo Goins of Eastwood, NC; four grandchildren, Kelvin Potter Jr., Jordan Potter, Jorrel Mack and Farrah Roberts; one son-in-law, Cedric Roberts; his longtime companion, Kelly Dyer of Eastwood, NC; six sisters, Nadine Ellis and Leola Goins of Jamaica, NY, Cheryl Johnson of Cary, NC, Angela M. Josephs of South Hill, VA, Chelone Banks of Newport News, VA, and Makeda Goins of Eastwood, NC; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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