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Mary Godwin
  • December 23, 1951
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  • October 02, 2019

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Mary Louise Godwin, 67, of Ocala, FL passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at her home.  She was born in Camden, NJ to the late Harold P. and Mary (Klasik) Thompson.  Mary came to this area in 2004 from Pine Hill, NJ and was Catholic by faith.  She enjoyed Bingo, watching movies, was an avid fan of Elvis Presley and was also an animal lover.  She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Donald Godwin, Sr.; daughter, Crystal Godwin of Ocala; son, Donald Godwin, Jr. of Sickleville, NJ; brother, Michael Thompson of Turnersville, NJ; nieces, Donna Demarco and Kimberly Broschand both of New Jersey.  She was preceded in death by her three brothers.  Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers Funerals and Cremations 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala 352-236-7813.

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  1. Wendy says:
    07 Jan 2022
    Many children knew Mary as “Miss Mary” or “Mom.” She was unable to have her own biological children but for a period of her life Mary dedicated years trying to care for children in her home. It must be noted that she impacted many lives through her foster care service. I believe her intentions were always good despite their having been challenges. Mary was caring, giving, hard working, open minded, spiritual, out spoken, free spirited, and intelligent. She enjoyed jewelry with lovely stones, bingo, computer games, watching movies, the holiday season, loved animals, bowling, visiting Florida prior to moving there, and Elvis Presley. She taught me fundamentals of cleaning, how to manage responsibilities, trying your best in school, appreciating oldies jams, being independent and confident, the magic of Christmas, the power of cards, staying healthy, importance of “family meetings,” how to use your psychic intuition/use of tarot cards, and what it means to stand up for what is right even if their is sacrifice. As an adult woman myself, I can value how she coped with all the losses in her life but also better understand her flaws as a substitute/foster parent as well. Deb, her best friend, and Chrissy, her stepdaughter, both appreciated for their support of Mary. Miss Mary/Mom was blessed to have had the opportunity of having loving people in her life and blessed for having been part of all the lives of the children she interacted with. We, those former children, deserve that acknowledgement of contribution given to her life and vice versa. Their was a portion of her life missing in this obituary. Hard to capture everything of a person when they die I suppose….but my deepest condolences to Don, her husband, and her Florida family.

  2. Debbie lit a candle:
    27 Oct 2020
    Lit since October 27, 2020 at 10:41:23 PM

  3. Debra Thomas says:
    06 Oct 2019
    Mary, I can't tell you how much loss there is to this world now. We had our moments in politics, husbands, kids and sometimes even weather. My heart broke when I rec'd the news of your illness and even more so when you passed. My heart will never forget what a awesome person you are. We could go for weeks without talking because of life's demands and when when we finally did connect again, it was as though we had not stopped.We always knew when the other was in need. We had that instant need to call feeling. We would just continued on from where we left off. I will never forget going to the Vincentown Diner each morning, our husbands were off to work and kids to school. Then shopping for at the Mall for some unknown bargain that we never found or brought. It didn't matter as we laughed and giggled like school girls at some stupid thing we saw or read. As we shopped for your wedding dress I couldn't believe how beautiful you looked in everything you tried on. I was always wondering how does she pull that off. On your wedding day you were stunning and how happy you were. Your confidence and your your hugh faith and belief, always gave me comfort, "it'll all work out Deb". Mary you can bet St. Peter was waiting for you at the gates. You have nothing to worry about my dear sister you did good. You are one of the lucky ones to enter the gates of heaven early. You had a heart as big as the ocean, and you could be as frank and direct as you thought when something needed to be said. I love you and I will miss you more than you will realize Sis. The stars in the night will shine so much brighter in heaven each night, guiding us all as you always did. Love you and miss you always! Deb. Thomas

  4. Chrissy lit a candle:
    05 Oct 2019
    Lit since October 5, 2019 at 10:01:53 AM

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