Nora Godwin

January 7, 1918 - August 8, 2009

Nora Godwin, age 91, of Princeton, Texas, passed away August 8, 2009, in Farmersville, Texas. Nora was born January 17, 1918 in Walden, Arkansas to Sylvester and Hettie Jane (Dedman) Thorn. She married James Albert Godwin on March 30, 1946 in Plano, Texas. Nora was a beautician for many years and a member of First Baptist Church in Princeton, Texas where she taught Sunday School. She is survived by her husband, James Godwin of Princeton, Texas; son, Royce Godwin and his wife, Crystal of Princeton, Texas; daughters, Brenda Honea of Coleman, Texas and Myra Pickens of Edgewood, Texas; grandchildren, Madeleine Godwin, Shelley Nunley, Wendy Lackey, Laurie Owens, Bobby Pickens, and Stephen Pickens; six great-grandchildren; and numerous other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and five brothers. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, August 10, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Princeton, Texas with Rev. Carl Rider officiating. Interment will follow at Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. Sunday afternoon at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

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Mr. Godwin, Myra and family, my heart goes out to all of you at the loss of your mother. She is in the loving arms of her Father. Joan Rogers, August 31, 2009 Brenda, James, Royce and Myra, I just found out that Nora had passed away. Jerry and I want to extend to you our deepest sympathy. Nora was a wonderful wife, mother and dear friend. Most of all, she was a fine Christian lady. I remember she and my mother in law , Hazel Stone working together teaching the primary class in Sunday School. Hazel lead the singing and played the piano. Nora was in charge of teaching the lesson. On occasions, I would help. I learned a lot from these two women. Nora, Hazel and Thelma Copeland are having a joyous time in Heaven. PRECIOUS MEMORIES!!!!! Love to all, Jerry and Nita Stone Nita Stone, August 28, 2009 Mr. Godwin, Brenda, Myra, and Royce Glen, I will always have memories of Nora standing at the kitchen window watching us in the back yard. She was a very special lady and I know God opened His arms to her. May you always treasure the memories you have. I will keep ya'll in my prayers. Jo Warren Honea, August 17, 2009 Royce - Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Neta (Latham) Fleps, August 17, 2009 James and family, we are thankful for the opportunity the Lord gave us to serve Him with you at FBC Princeton. Nora's sweet smile and kind words were so encouraging to us and to our ministry. While we do not weep for her (because she is with Jesus), we do share your sadness. But we confident that God's amazing grace will sustain you. You Are loved. Mike and Johnnie Kay Tignor, August 17, 2009 Dear Godwin Family, Mrs. Godwin was a wonderful, kind woman. She always had a smile and a kind word to say to us. As we were just starting out in the ministry she was a source of encouragement. She and James gave a great amount of work and minstry to the Lord at Princeton, and led their family to do the same. One day we will experience the joy she is now having in the presence of Jesus. Donny & Tammy Cortimilia, August 13, 2009 Royce, Sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. David Austin, August 12, 2009 Royce, Crystal & Madeleine we just heard about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Darlene Bryant Travis Norris, August 10, 2009 Brenda & all the Godwin Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Nora was a fine lady and will be missed. One memory I have of her is fixing my hair in high school for a fashion show we were having for homemaking class. We were modeling the clothes we had made in class. It is a good thing our hair looked nice. Laura Higginbotham, August 9, 2009 I WAS SO SORRY TO LEARN OF NORA'S PASSING. I THINK OF YOUR FAMILY OFTEN AND REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES WE SHARED AT PRINCETON. THE CHURCH AS WELL AS LAKE LAVON WAS SUCH A MAJOR PART OF OUR LIVES. I PRAY GOD'S RICHEST BLESSINGS ON ALL OF YOU AS YOU FACE THESE DIFFICULT DAYS. LENA GRIFFIN LENA GRIFFIN, August 9, 2009 What a wonderful woman and a wonderful life Nora had. I will always remember her smiling face and kind heart for everyone. James, Brenda, Myra, and Royce: My thoughts and prayers are with you!" Dan Wiser, August 8, 2009 Mr. Godwin, and the family, I am so sorry to hear about your wife, and mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family. She's in the arms of God now. I know she will be missed. Dorothy Lorance Gibson, August 8, 2009