Annie Brown Godfrey

March 18, 1919April 21, 2013

Annie "Brownie" Godfrey, 94, of Decatur died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Riverside Senior Living. A memorial service will be today, April 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Don Victor Hass officiating. Graveside service will be Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Courtland City Cemetery with Roselawn Funeral Home directing.

Brownie Godfrey was born March 18, 1919, in Courtland to L.B. Godfrey and Annie Clarke Godfrey. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Decatur. She graduated from Florence State Teachers College (UNA) and was a retired teacher who taught many years at Walter Jackson Elementary, Decatur City Schools. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her twin sister, Harriett Godfrey.

Survivors include special friends, Betty Vaughan and John Brandon, Dick and Hilda Borie, Faye Engle and a host of dear friends and former students and colleagues.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 701 Oak Street NE, Decatur, AL 35601 or Hospice of the Valley, 240 Johnston Street SE, Decatur, AL 35601.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, April 25, 2013

Annie Brown Godfrey

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Sarah Hurgeton Knowles

May 1, 2013

Mrs. Godfrey was my 5th grade teacher at Walter Jackson. She was awesome. One of the nicest teachers ever.

Mackey McDanal

April 26, 2013

Ms. Godfrey was my fifth grade teacher in the 1954-1955 school year. We started the school year at Somerville Road Elementary School and later moved to the new Walter Jackson Elementary School. Because of Ms. Godfrey, it was one of my best school years. Ms.Godfrey was kind,helpful, and a joy to have as a teacher. She ran a good classroom and was well respected by her students.

I send my condolences to her family and friends.

Jean Teel

April 26, 2013

Ms. Godfrey was a teacher that touched students lives for life. She made a difference. Wish I had more teacher like her. A great teacher and a beautiful person.

Kathy Sherrill Lucia

April 24, 2013

Brownie was a true friend to my mom up to the end. She will be greatly missed by all of her special friends!

Norman French

April 24, 2013

I was in her English class at Hazlewood (Town Creek) in 1954. She was an excellent teacher and a pleasant and patient person.

Pam Baker

April 24, 2013

Ms. Godgrey was one of my favorite teachers. She was one of my 4th Grade teachers and is part of my fondest memories from grade school. I have often and recently spoke fondly of her and all she stood for. She was a great teacher and person. She will be greatly missed.