Doris Paula Godwin

October 4, 1930August 7, 2018

Doris Paula Godwin (87) passed away in Jacksonville, FL on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. She was born to James and Inez Wilson on October 4, 1930 in Jacksonville, FL. As a Jacksonville native, Doris graduated from Lee High School in 1948. She met and married Hiram “John” Louis Godwin in June of 1950. They were married for 59 years before John passed in 2009. Doris enjoyed her bridge group, ball room dancing, crafting, traveling and being a homemaker to her family. Doris and John raised two daughters, Julie and Laurie. Doris is survived by her two daughters; Julie Ann Miller (Ernest Carl Miller), and Laurie Jean Leslie (Joel Boone Leslie), her grandchildren; Lindsey Christina Miller, Ernest “Beau” Miller, Claudia Lauren Leslie and Griffith Ashton Leslie. There will be a small private service for Doris on Sunday, August 12, 2018. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. or give online. The family is being served by Hardage-Giddens Riverside Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32205


  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Committal Service Sunday, August 12, 2018

Doris Paula Godwin

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Jennifer Arguilla

August 9, 2018

I will always remember Doris as a woman who has class. She always wants to be impeccably dressed and it brothered her when she wasn’t. One of her best qualities though is her kindness. When I offered her snacks in the afternoon (because she does have quite a sweet tooth), she will always insist that I eat with her. Whether a piece of candy, or a fruit, she will always insist. Doris will be greatly missed and The Legacy at St Johns will not be the same without her. God bless.

Laurie Leslie

August 9, 2018

Julie Miller

August 9, 2018