Linda Cornelia Godwin died October 19, 2016 at Mary Gran Nursing Center, Clinton, NC.
She was born October 16, 1942, in Fayetteville, NC, the daughter of Elizabeth Louise Johnson and William Claude Godwin. She attended Fayetteville City Schools through grade ten and then Woods School in Pennsylvania. She later received her GED from FTCC--an accomplishment of great pride. During her adult life Linda worked at the Cumberland County Public Library and Highsmith Rainey Hospital in Fayetteville. She also volunteered at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center and received numerous awards for donating blood.
Lindaâs focus was her love of children and animals and she was an expert at rocking babies. She knitted dozens of afghans and baby blankets for family, friends, and charity events. A little mischievous and fun loving, she was a genuinely devoted daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend who brought sunshine into the lives she touched--a caring, uplifting, loyal protector of all Godâs creatures. Linda taught her family and friends that small, simple acts of kindness are the best and most lasting gifts in life.
Linda is predeceased in death by her parents. She is survived by her older brother Rev. William Claude Godwin, Jr. and wife Patsy of Lexington, KY and her younger brother Stephen Douglas Godwin and wife Gayle of Eastover, NC; nieces Caroline Godwin of White Lake, NC and Tracy Mullins and husband Todd of Lexington, KY; nephews Ryan Godwin and wife Lauryn of Elizabethtown, NC and Brian Godwin and wife Diana of Louisville, KY; great nieces Jacqueline and Megan Mullins, Alyssa and Lauren Godwin; great nephew Blake Godwin; her Uncle Edgar Gentry âSparkyâ Johnson of Fayetteville, and many dear cousins. Her family appreciates the many acts of kindness by the staff of Mary Gran and Liberty Hospice Service of Dunn.
The family will receive friends at the home of Steve and Gayle Godwin.
A graveside service will be conducted by her brother Claude at Lafayette Memorial Park on Monday, October 24 at 11:00.
Services are entrusted to Sullivanâs Highland Funeral