Mary Nell Moore Godwin
NEWTON -Funeral services for Mary Nell Moore Godwin will be held Monday, November 23, 2009, at 1:30 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Newton with Dr. Brian Rushing and Dr. Frank Harmon officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery with James F. Webb Funeral Home in Newton in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Godwin, 79, of Newton, died Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. She was a retired teacher’s assistant at Newton Elementary. She was a member of the Newton Regional Hospital Pink Ladies Auxillary, and a volunteer for Southern Care Hospice. She was an active member of First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class, the Jacobs Prayer Group, and the Senior Adult Choir. She was involved in the outreach ministry of the church including in the FBC Jail Ministry, Bee Hives Home Ministry, and Bedford Care Center Sunday Morning Ministry. A cherished pass time was the time she spent loving, caring for, and keeping children of the community in her home.
Survivors include her son; Charles (Bettye) Godwin of Newton; her daughter, Gina (John) Brand of Hickory; her brothers, Ned (Peggy) Moore of Pensacola, FL and Mark Moore of Newton; her sister, Mattie Eva (Alton) Moore of Doyline, LA; her sister-in-laws, Lavonia Moore and Pauline Moore, both of Kosciusko, and Jean Moore of Newton; her grandchildren, Adam (Brandy) Godwin, Ali Godwin Savell, Rachel Brand and Anna Brand; her great-grandchildren, Cooper Savell and Jessalyn Savell; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Robert Godwin; her parents, Rev. Elisha Walter and Mary Augusta Roberts Moore; her brothers, Lawrence Moore, Kelva (Betty Ruth) Moore, Ewell Moore, Elton Moore and Levon Moore; her sisters, Lou Ella (Marvin) Tucker and Nettie (Wally) Jones.
Pallbearers will be: David Burt, Brent McMillan, Joe McMillan, Bob Bridges, Gary Benton, Justin McKinnion, Micah Harmon, and Keith Moore.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Gideon’s International, the American Cancer Society, the First Baptist Church Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, or the First Baptist Church Jail Ministry.
Visitation will be Monday, November 23, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 307 East Church Street, in Newton.