Gertrude Holloman Godwin

Published 11:06 am Monday, January 10, 2011

AHOSKIE – Mrs. Gertrude Holloman Godwin, age 81, of Ahoskie, NC died Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Bertie Memorial Hospital in Windsor, NC.

Mrs. Godwin was born December 9, 1929 in Norfolk, VA, the daughter of the late David Gordon Holloman and Lilian Mae Jordan and a brother, David Lloyd Holloman. She was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church.

“Gertie” lived over 59 of her 61 years of married life in the community of Center Grove where she was a faithful member of Center Grove Baptist Church.  She had a passion for nature, loved flowers, birds, and working in her yard.  She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and cherished friend to many.  Above all, she dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren.

For the last year and a half of her life, Gertie and Clayton lived near their children and grandchildren on the Chowan River near Colerain, NC.  She was our guardian angel on earth, and will continue to be in heaven.

Survivors include of her husband of 61 years, Clayton Llewellyn Godwin; two sisters, Lorraine McBride of Norfolk, VA and Dorothy Holloman and her husband, Joseph, of Ahoskie, NC; her daughters, Ramona Louise Godwin of Williamston, NC and Dianne Johnson and her husband, Steve, of Colerain, NC; and her sons, Timothy Llewellyn Godwin of Grifton, NC, Andrew Gordon Godwin and Charlton Holloman Godwin and his wife, Dorothy, all of Colerain, NC. Survivors also include six grandchildren, Kevin S. Johnson and his wife, Erica, of Colerain, NC, Leon L. Godwin and his wife, Brie, of Mebane, NC, Natalie Godwin of Raleigh, NC, Brandon Godwin of Plymouth, NC, Morgan Godwin and Patrick Godwin, both of Colerain, NC; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at Center Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Skeens and the Rev. Thomas H. Caulkins officiating.  Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home in Aulander, NC, on Tuesday, January 11 from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to services.

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