Sue Patterson Godwin


Sue Patterson Godwin died peacefully at her home in Bluefield, WV, January 31, 2019.
Born January 14, 1955, in Greenville, SC, Sue was the daughter of the late C. Stuart and Anne Earl Patterson. She was a graduate of Furman University with a degree in Education. Sue was the Office Manager for her husband's dental practice from 2005 to 2018. Early in their marriage she taught elementary school before becoming a mother.
As a member of First Presbyterian Church she was a member of the Adult and Handbell Choirs and served as president of the Women of the Church. In 2000, Sue was honored with the Life Membership in the Presbyterian Women's Association. An avid gardener, she was a past member of the Little Gardens Club. Sue was a member of Summit Players and Summit Singers having performed both technical jobs and singing and dancing. She appeared in all of the "Song: of the Seasons" productions. Prior to that, Sue was a member of the Flat Top National Bank Choir.
Sue is survived by her husband of 41 years, James M. (Jimbo) Godwin III, DDS; sons, J. Matthew Godwin IV of Williamsburg, VA, Stuart P Godwin, M.D. of Morgantown, WV; brother, Charles Patterson, Greenville, SC; sister, Jane P. Stillman of Greenville, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 8, at First Presbyterian Church, Bluefield, WV. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 208 Tazewell Ave, Bluefield, WV 24701. The family will be available for visitation in the church parlor one hour before the service.
Those wishing to share memories or condolence message with the family may do so by visiting Mercer Funeral Home is serving the family of Sue Patterson Godwin.
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