Ryan Thomas Godwin

August 17, 1979November 16, 2012
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Ryan Thomas Godwin 1979 - 2012

Ryan Thomas Godwin, 33, passed away on November 16, 2012, in Tallahassee, Florida.

Ryan graduated from Godby High School in 1998. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping.

Ryan is preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph Godwin, Imojene Monaghon, Bill Henson and Norma Henson.

He is survived by his daughter, Samantha Godwin of Vero Beach, Florida; his father and mother, R. Dale Godwin and Melinda Henson of Tallahassee, Florida; brother, Roger Godwin (Keri) of Tallahassee, Florida; step-brothers, Jarret and Jason Bell; step-sisters, Kristy Bell and Candice and Kathy Wilson, all from Tallahassee, Florida; nieces and nephews, Seth, Taylor, Candace, Wade, Ansley; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of Ryan's life will be held on Monday, November 19th at 4:00 pm at Culley's MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be made to The Lighthouse Children's Home.


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Ronnie Ragans

February 17, 2013

Melinda thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. You are so dear to our hearts and know that we love you! Ronnie and Vicki

Anne Sullivan

December 1, 2012

On behalf of Rob, Matt, and Clay Rogers, and myself I send our thoughts and prayers and love in this difficult time.

Glenda and Tommy Smith

November 27, 2012

Dale, We just learned today (11/27) of the death of Ryan . We are shocked and so sorry for your loss. I pray God will give you comfort, as only He can do. Hold close your wonderful memories of Ryan, they will bring you joy and smiles in the weeks and months to come.

Bernice Steele

November 21, 2012

Roger Dale, Melinda, Roger and all the Godwin's, I am so sorry for the loss of Ryan. He was always so sweet and such a handsome young man. He was willing to help with anything, anytime. Love, Aunt Bernice


November 20, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Ryan was a great person, who always wanted to make everyone laugh.
Ryan, you will never be forgotten and be forever loved.

Lisa Hines

November 20, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Debbie Smith

November 20, 2012

Roger, my heart goes out to all of you. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I had of known it was today so I could have been there. I had the pleasure of speaking with Ryan not long ago so this was a shock to me.

Love you all,

Aunt Debbie

Sheila Case White

November 19, 2012

Dale and Melinda, you are going through what no parent ever should....Know my thoughts and prayers are with you both in the difficult days ahead and may you find some peace and comfort from good memories.

Sherry Ferrell

November 19, 2012

Dale, Melinda, and Roger. There are no words to express my true sorrow for the loss of Ryan. The picture you posted was perfect. It captures that wonderful smile and the always present twinkle in his eyes. He will be missed dearly and my thoughts are prayers will always be with you. God Bless you Samantha your daddy loved you dearly. You were the sunshine of his heart. Much love Sherry

Jeanine (Benton) Kelly

November 19, 2012

To my Godwin Family. It is difficult to imagine not seeing Ryan driving by and yelling "Hey Girl". I still remember the fun I had babysitting Roger and Ryan...and trust me...neither one let me forget it. I will miss getting those famous hugs from Ryan and him reminding me how short I am. I will choose to be thankful for the 33 years he was given and proved the doctors wrong; for the opportunity to see Ryan grow up and become a man; for the joy in knowing he was given a beautiful daughter to love and cherish; for his massive heart that was full of love, so much that it overflowed with giving; that he loved his mother, Melinda; for the knowledge that Dale and Ryan spent some quality time together these last few months and the fact that he is in a place of peace with no cares hanging out with Uncle Jay and Aunt Jean. I love you all and I will be praying for you.