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Elder Herbert Earl Godley

October 24, 1953 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Elder Godley Obituary

Elder Herbert Earl Godley, 70, of Greenville, NC, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2024, in Greenville, NC.

For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at the day, and not to me only, but unto all them, also that love his appearing

(II Timothy 4:6-8)

Elder Herbert E. Godley, 70, was born October 24, 1953, in Pitt County to Richard and Minnie Godley.

Herbert received Christ at an early age at First Timothy Church under the leadership of the late Pastor Millie Johnson. He was later called to do ministry. He attended W. H. Robinson Union School in Winterville, N.C. He was employed by Pony Express and later became a bus driver for Pitt County Schools and John Paul Catholic School.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Minnie Godley; three brothers, Alex Cox, James Godley, and Willie Godley.

Herbert leaves to cherish his precious memories; his wife, Canary “Peaches” Godley of the home; two daughters, Adrian Crawford of Durham, NC and Jennifer Godley of Greenville, NC; one stepson, Eric Holloway of Greenville, NC; two brothers, Rev. David Godley (Teresa) of Winston-Salem, NC, and William Wilkes of Greenville, NC; five sisters, Mildred Robbins, Josephine Godley Jones, Dorothy Godley all of Winterville, NC, Minnie B. Godley of Greenville, NC and Annette Harris (Nathaneil) of Ayden, NC.; five sister-in- laws, Lorraine Cogdell (Lonnie) of Greenville, NC,  Marie Hardy of Raleigh, NC, Lena Wooten, Elaine Morris, and Annette Perkins all of Greenville, NC; three brother-in-laws, Earl Smallwood of Queens, NY, Wayne Holley (Marquita) of Chesapeake, VA, and Eric Smallwood of Greenville, NC; three god sisters, Sue Grimes of Bethel, NC, Teresa Grant and Claudette Smith both of Greenville, NC; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; special friends, Chrisitine Rountree and Don Cavellini; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying neither shall there be any more pain, but the former things away.

(Rev. 21:4)

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