Calvin Roscoe Godwin, Jr.

March 30, 1931June 3, 2019

Calvin Roscoe Godwin, Jr., of Columbus, Georgia passed away on Monday June 3, 2019. Calvin was born March 30, 1931 in Atco, Georgia to his late parents, Annie Mae Godwin and Calvin Roscoe Godwin, Sr.

Calvin proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a happy-go-lucky business owner who loved helping people while selling and servicing appliances and once Managing Skinner’s Furniture Store. He loved his family, music, dancing and Karaoke. He enjoyed socializing, laughing at his favorite jokes and pulling pranks. Calvin taught by example to love unconditionally, to be strong, honest, and hardworking. He will be remembered as always smiling, never meeting a stranger, and loving others.

Along with his parents, Calvin was preceded in death by his wife Rosalee Ellington Godwin; daughter, Sheryl Godwin; sisters, Ruby Aldrige and Virginia Odom; and brother, Willie Godwin. He is survived by; daughter, Debi Jay; sons Kevin (Emma) Godwin and Randall (Carol) Gordon; brother, Edwin Godwin; grandchildren, Ashley Jay, Brent Godwin, Brett Godwin, Kimberly Pickering and Caron Harrison; five great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other family members, and a multitude of friends.

A visitation for family and friends for Calvin will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the St Elmo Room of Striffler-Hamby, 4071 Macon RD, Columbus, GA 31907. A Celebration of Calvin’s Life will occur Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM in Edgewood Hall at Striffler-Hamby with burial in Parkhill Cemetery. Pastor David Rathel will officiate.

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  • Calvin Roscoe Godwin, Sr., Father
  • Annie Mae Godwin, Mother
  • Rosalee Ellington Godwin, Wife
  • Kevin Godwin (Emma), Son
  • Randall Gordon (Carol), Son
  • Debi Jay, Daughter
  • Sheryl Godwin, Daughter
  • Ashley Jay, Grandchild
  • Brent Godwin, Grandchild
  • Brett Godwin, Grandchild
  • Kimberly Pickering, Grandchild
  • Caron Harrison, Grandchild
  • Edwin Godwin, Brother
  • Ruby Aldrige, Sister
  • Virginia Odom, Sister
  • Willie Godwin, Brother
  • Mr. Godwin also leaves behind five great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of many other extended relatives and friends to cherish his memory.


  • Visitation for Family and Friends Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • A Celebration of Calvin's Life Thursday, June 6, 2019


Calvin Roscoe Godwin, Jr.

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Jean Killingsworth

June 5, 2019

Thinking of you during this time of loss. Many good memories with Calvin over the years, especially during Billy’s and Calvin’s time at Skinners.

With deepest sympathy,
Billy and Jean Killingsworth