Gail Godwin, 74, caregiver who lifted others through laughter

Gail Godwin

Gail Godwin, 74, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Born in North Carolina to the late Kirby and Kathleen Howard, Gail was a unique character who always kept everyone laughing. She was a nurturing caregiver to her family and will be missed by all who knew her.

Gail was preceded in death by her loving husband of 38 years, James A. Godwin Sr.; three sons, James “Buddy” Godwin Jr., Michael Godwin and Christopher Godwin; two brothers, Vernon and Pete; and two sisters, Ann and Helen.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Kimberly Baraldi (Edward); son, David “Carmen” Godwin (Ruth); sister, Edna Hinson; brothers, Cecil Howard (Pam), Dennis Howard (Gail), William Howard (Peggy) and Donald (Buzzy) Luter; eight grandchildren, Darcy, Jamie, Ashley, Michael, Tony, Eddie, Maria and Amber; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home with a funeral service at 2 p.m. Entombment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.

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