ST. LOUIS, MO.—Constance “Connie” Blake Godwin died suddenly on Sunday, April 23, at Barnes – Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Mo.
Connie was born May 29, 1939, in Weems. She was the eldest of six children of the late Virginia Somers Blake and Norman Blake of Weems.
Connie is survived by her loving husband, Spencer Ray Godwin of 58 years; and four siblings, James Kenneth Blake (Andy) of Weems, Carolyn Faye Franklin (John Ed) of Irvington, Linda Kellum (Joe) of Weems and Trudi Haynie (Andy) of Kilmarnock.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Janice Lee of Weems.
She also is survived by her three children, Steve Godwin (Lori) of O’Fallon, Ill., Barbara Davis (Eddy) of Hurricane, W.Va., and Brenda Kellum (Jimmy) of White Stone; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.
Connie was a 1957 graduate of Lancaster High School. She retired after 38-plus years of service as a medical secretary and billing and coding manager at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
She was an active member of Coan Baptist Church where she routinely served as the church organist. She served as a docent at the Governor’s Mansion in Richmond for many years. She also enjoyed being part of the local Red Hat Society and her bridge club.
Connie was a quiet and tenderhearted person who loved her church, her family and her many friends.
A memorial service in Connie’s memory will be held on Saturday, April 29, at Coan Baptist Church, 2068 Coan Stage Road, Heathsville, VA 22473.
The family will receive visitors at 10 a.m. followed by the memorial service at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to stay for a reception upon the conclusion of the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Coan Baptist Church Scholarship Fund.