March 22, 2014

Obituary of Elizabeth Flowers Godwin, 1810 - 1895

The Smithfield Herald
January 2, 1896

An Aged Mother Gone

After a painful illness of about four weeks, Mrs. Lizzie Godwin departed this life on the night of December 25, 1895, at the home of her son in law, Mr. J. B. Davis, in Wilson's Mills township. She was born Feb. 23rd, 1810, and lived to be eighty-five years, ten months and two days old. She was the wife of Stephen Godwin, who died thirty-three years ago. She was the mother of twelve children, ten of them yet living to mourn their loss. She had forty-eight grand-children and sixty-eight great-grand-children living at the time of her death.

She was buried at the side of her husband at the Simon Jones burying ground in Clayton township. She was a consistent member of the Primitive Baptist church and ever ready to do the will of her Heavenly Master.

She bore her sickness with much patience and often said in her sickness that she was ready and willing to go.

We extend our sympathies to the sorrowing family in their sad bereavement. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord.


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