Godwin, Joyce M.

Joyce M. Godwin, age 85, of Bear, DE, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on January 22, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Ainsworth and Gladys (Whitten) Ainsworth. After completing her schooling, Joyce went to work for the E.I. duPont de Nemours Co. for 35 years before retiring. Upon retirement, she embarked on the life of a ‘snowbird’ with her husband living in Florida half of the year for 19 years.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, David F. Godwin; sister Joanne Driscoll (Tom) of GA; brother-in-law Greg Godwin (Norma) of FL; son David M. Godwin (Johnna) of Townsend, DE; and son Dale B. Godwin (Sharon) of Middletown, DE. In addition to her sons, she is survived by 3 grandchildren, Matthew R. Godwin (Amanda), Meghan G. Shellem (Darren), Lauren Godwin, and 5 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Friday, January 5, 2024 at McCrery and Harra Funeral Homes, 3710 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, where a funeral service will begin at 11:00 am. A committal service will be held immediately following at Silverbrook Cemetery, 3300 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE. A celebration of life luncheon will follow at Deerfield Golf and Country Club,507 Thompson Station Rd, Newark, DE at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Joyce’s name to Delaware Hospice.

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