May 9, 1939 - December 29, 2013 Resided in Paterson, NJ
"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live." (John 11:25)
David Godwin Jr. , age 74, of Egg Harbor, New Jersey passed into eternal rest on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Arbor Glen Center in Cedar Grove,
New Jersey after a lengthy illness. He was born on May 9, 1939 in Lake City, South Carolina, one of 12 siblings to the union of the late David Godwin, Sr. and the late Dora Mae Johnson Godwin.
David was fondly known to family and close friends as "Sonny Boy" and to his son as well as grandsons as "Pop". He was always "Daddy" to his one and only daughter. David was well respected in the community by all the children who considered him to be a father figure.
David migrated to the City of Paterson in 1961 seeking employment to assist in providing for the care of his younger siblings. He began working for the Salvaterra Construction Company owned by Nick Salvaterra, Paterson, New Jersey in 1962 until his retirement in 2005 after 42 years. David was a very hard worker who missed only two days from work in 42 years due to illness.
David leaves to cherish his loving memory his wife Bluease McClam Godwin; 1 son, Davey Godwin (Stacey) of Egg Harbor, New Jersey; 1 daughter, Barbara Godwin Franklin (Kenneth) of Paterson, New Jersey; 4 grandsons, Dazhon Godwin (Maria), Keenan Franklin, and Kenneth Franklin, and Nehemiah Franklin of Paterson, New Jersey; 1 great grandson, Cameron Godwin of Paterson, New Jersey; 2 brothers, Timothy Godwin of Paterson, New Jersey and Remer James Godwin of Florence, South Carolina, 5 sisters, Rev. Is a Godwin Dupree of East Windsor, New Jersey, Is abella Godwin Handcock, Ruthie Godwin Wooten (Elliot), and Carolyn Godwin of Maplewood, New Jersey, and Evone Godwin Chalvire of Plainfield, New Jersey; 1 aunt, Louise Johnson McClam, 4 sisters-in-law, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
David's laughter, love for family and willingness to extend a hand to anyone in need will always encourage the hearts of all of those he touched throughout his life time.
"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want."
(Psalm 23: 1)