Shirley Benton Godwin, age 79 went home to be with the Lord on Friday December 27, 2013 at Johnston Memorial Hospital.
She was born on December 10, 1934 in Maryland to the late Kirby and Marjorie Benton. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister Bertie Cullison, and her first husband Elton “Nip” Legg, Sr. Mrs. Godwin was a member at Grosses Creek Baptist Church. She was Choir Director for many years at the First Baptist Church in Kent Island, MD. She loved worshiping her Lord and going to church. She also enjoyed gardening and flowers.
She is survived by:
Her Loving Husband of 13 years: Alexander Godwin, Troutdale, VA
Children: Ellen Deborah Daugherty, Salem, VA Dolly Anne Smith, & husband Joseph, Denton, Maryland Elton “Skip” Legg, & wife Debra, Konnarock, VA Bryan Godwin, & wife Hannah, Abingdon, VA Helena Marie Taylor, Chilhowie, VA Kimberly Ann Eller, Sugar Grove, VA
Several Nieces & Nephews and their Loving Family also survive.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Grosses Creek Baptist Church with Reverend Joe Lambert, Reverend Darrell Lambert, & Pastor George Jessee officiating. Interment will follow in the Grosses Creek Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday December 29, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the church. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.bradleysfh.com. Bradley’s Funeral Chapel of Chilhowie is serving the Godwin Family.