Jean A. Godley

June 12, 1932 - March 11, 2011

06/12/1932 - 03/11/2011

Past Services

Sunday March 13, 2011
6:30 pm - 8:00 am
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
8286929188 | Directions
Monday March 14, 2011
11:00 am
Hendersonville Church of Christ
1975 Haywood Road
Hendersonville, NC 28791

Jean Audrey Goldman Godley, 78, of Hendersonville passed away Friday, March 11, 2011 at Elizabeth House surrounded by family and friends. Born in Austinville, AL, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Webster Goldman and Irma Bedingfield Goldman Hill, and the wife of the late William Hagood Godley who died in 2009. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she was a faithful member of the Church of Christ. She was a homemaker and served with her husband as the first caretakers of Palmetto Bible Camp. She enjoyed watching birds, scrapbooking, cooking and making crafts.

Survivors include four sons, William Joseph Godley of Memphis, TN, Robert Clinton Godley of Blythewood, SC, Timothy Eugene Godley of Marietta, SC, Jonathan Andrew Godley of Nashville, TN; four sisters, JoAnn Goldman Simons, Betty Frances Goldman, Nancy Goldman Murray of St. George, SC, Martha Goldman Gibson of New Hartford, NY; nine grandchildren, Cristen Roberts, Emily Via, Anna Godley, Christopher and Benjamin Godley, Grant Godley, Ashleigh Marston, Keaton Godley; three great grandchildren, Graydon and Ensley Roberts, and Mida Godley.

A funeral will be at 11:00 am Monday at Hendersonville Church of Christ. Jerry Senn and Dr. Steve Teel will officiate. A private burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 pm today in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Palmetto Bible Camp, 140 Fall Creek Road, Marietta, SC 29661, or Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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Anna Porter
8 years ago

We have lost a beautiful friend but Heaven has gained a wonderful spiritual soul. You will miss Jean but her suffering is over and she is “Safe in the arms of Jesus”May God Bless Each Of You and keep you in his care”

Tony & Marilyn Crawford
8 years ago

Joe, Tim and the rest of the Godley family. You are in our hearts and prayers during this time. We are saddened to hear about Ms. Jean. We love you.

Cheryl Morrow Walker Whitten
8 years ago

Dear Godley Family:

I was sorry to hear about the death of Aunt Jean.

I am thinking of and praying for your family at this time.

Kathy McKenzie
8 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Jean certainly set a wonderful example of christianity! Thoughts and prayers

Hal Gordon Family
8 years ago

We will miss our dear sister in Christ. Such a precious lady. Our fondest memories are of the times we spent with Jean and Haygood at Palmetto Camp. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We were out of town and arrived home to the sad news of her passing. God Bless!

Beth, Dean, and Carleigh Johnston
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will all miss Aunt Jean. Love you!