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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery

3969 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA

OBITUARY

Elizabeth Jane "Janie" Godbee

November 22, 1952August 23, 2019
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Elizabeth Jane “Janie” Godbee, 66, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, August 23, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of her life will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with Jerrell Payton officiating. The family will greet friends from Noon to service time. Burial will be private for family only in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with Eric Hogland officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jay’s Hope Foundation, 1157 Forsyth St., Macon GA 31201. Janie and Neil could not live at the beach, so they brought the beach into their home. The family is requesting you wear casual attire for Janie’s service.

Janie was born in Macon, GA to the late Walter Reed Judd. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Reed Judd, Jr., and Donald “Bean” Judd. Janie was retired from Cigna Insurance after 40 years of service and an active member of Christ Chapel. She was a certified YMCA advanced Scuba Diver and she enjoyed traveling and scuba diving. She and Neil traveled throughout the Caribbean Islands from 2002 until 2011 scuba diving and vacationing. Janie volunteered with Jay’s Hope. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and aunt.

She is survived by her husband, Neil Godbee of Macon, mother, Elizabeth Judd of Macon, siblings, Scott (Cathy) Judd, Kim (Brandi) Judd, Nancy Hackney, Sean (Jennifer) Judd, Jon (Andeena) Judd all of Macon, two sons, Lewis Howard and Joshua Howard of Macon, bonus daughters, Stacy (Chad) Jackson, Teri (Nate) Miller, Jessica (John Michael) Howell, Joy Howard, ten grandchildren, Ryan Jackson, Gabby Howard, Bailey Jackson, John Wheeler Howell, Wesley Miller, Liam Howard, Stone Howell, Addie Miller, Brax Miller and Ruthie Ann Howell and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visit www.maconmp.com to express condolences. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, August 30, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Friday, August 30, 2019

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Elizabeth Jane "Janie" Godbee

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Cheryl Sexton

August 29, 2019

Janie your heart was of gold and you were the sweetest person ever. This place on earth is going to miss you. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Beverly Jackson

August 28, 2019

I am honored to have known Janie. Our grandchildren are so blessed not only to have their Nana and myself , but also to have had their Grammy in their lives. A void has truly been left . It's a wonderful thing that we find comfort in the knowledge and reassurance that she is resting in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Much as the Apostle Paul , I am sure our Janie was torn between being with us and going Home to be with her Lord , however, John assures us that to be absent in our earthly bodies is to be present with the Lord.
Love.

Libby Jones Bridger

August 27, 2019

Janie and I went through five years of high school together and then worked together at INA (later Cigna). I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful woman and I know she will be deeply missed by all who knew her and loved her. My prayers and sympathies to the family.

Libby Jones Bridger

Peggy Henderson

August 27, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers that you will let all of your beautiful memories give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Scott Judd

August 27, 2019

Paula Wallace

August 26, 2019

Janie, you accepted me as the broken little girl I was without judging me. You supported me no matter what. You were open and vulnerable with me. You showed Christ’s love to me. Your belief in me and my calling has encouraged me through countless struggles. I know you’re still loving and cheering me on. I’m so blessed to call you my “Mom.” Blessed beyond measure. I love you. Thank you. 💜💜💜💜💜

Ladonna Allen

August 26, 2019

Janie made a huge difference in my life. She encouraged me when I was a single mom and showered me with unconditional love and kindness. I'll miss her terribly but I'm so grateful she's with our King where we'll meet again.

Eric Hoglund

August 26, 2019

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August 26, 2019

Lori MacMaster

August 25, 2019

Janie was always professional, kind and smiling. One of my fondest memories was when we attended an NCCI conference in Boca Raton and just before we were scheduled to go back to Macon I suggested we in stead head over to my parents' condo on Marco Island for the weekend. We walked the beach, collected shells, shopped and ate at several of my favorite island restaurants. It was a pleasant time getting to know each other better. RIP Janie. You'll be missed.

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Biography

Elizabeth Jane “Janie” Godbee, 66, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, August 23, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of her life will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with Jerrell Payton officiating. The family will greet friends from Noon to service time. Burial will be private for family only in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with Eric Hogland officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jay’s Hope Foundation, 1157 Forsyth St., Macon GA 31201. Janie and Neil could not live at the beach, so they brought the beach into their home. The family is requesting you wear casual attire for Janie’s service.

Janie was born in Macon, GA to the late Walter Reed Judd. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Reed Judd, Jr., and Donald “Bean” Judd. Janie was retired from Cigna Insurance after 40 years of service and an active member of Christ Chapel. She was a certified YMCA advanced Scuba Diver and she enjoyed traveling and scuba diving. She and Neil traveled throughout the Caribbean Islands from 2002 until 2011 scuba diving and vacationing. Janie volunteered with Jay’s Hope. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and aunt.

She is survived by her husband, Neil Godbee of Macon, mother, Elizabeth Judd of Macon, siblings, Scott (Cathy) Judd, Kim (Brandi) Judd, Nancy Hackney, Sean (Jennifer) Judd, Jon (Andeena) Judd all of Macon, two sons, Lewis Howard and Joshua Howard of Macon, bonus daughters, Stacy (Chad) Jackson, Teri (Nate) Miller, Jessica (John Michael) Howell, Joy Howard, ten grandchildren, Ryan Jackson, Gabby Howard, Bailey Jackson, John Wheeler Howell, Wesley Miller, Liam Howard, Stone Howell, Addie Miller, Brax Miller and Ruthie Ann Howell and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visit www.maconmp.com to express condolences.
Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.