Lila Dilday Godwin

March 25, 2009



KINSTON – Lila Dilday Godwin, 93, of the 700 block of Colony Place, formerly of Ahoskie, NC, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at Britthaven of Kinston.

Mrs. Godwin was born in Hertford County, a daughter of the late John William and Lila Doughtie Dilday. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie. Lila was a graduate of Ahoskie High School and worked as a cashier with the Ahoskie Department Store for 30 years. She was the widow of Leo Sparkman Godwin.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Joyce Godwin Dail and her husband, Arthur of Kinston, NC; a grandson, Gregory Dail and wife, Nancy of Virginia Beach, VA; great grandchildren, Gregory Dail, Nicholas Dail, Katie Dail, Patrick George, Alexis George and Mary Ashton George; and a niece, Rachel Modlin of Ahoskie. Mrs. Godwin was predeceased by a daughter, Holli Dail George.

A celebration service of Mrs. Godwin‚??s life will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2009, at the Ashley Memorial Chapel of Garrett Funeral Home, with the Rev. Billy Presley and Rev. Daniel Glaze officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour prior to services and other times at the home of her niece, Rachel Modlin. Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to Alzheimers Research, 742 N. Main St., Fuquay Varina, NC, 27526.

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Trish Carson
14 years ago

Joyce and Family,

Your mother was a dear friend of my grandmother, Mildred Jernigan, and I went with Grandma many times to visit Miss Lila, as well as the many meetings that the ladies had at Grandma’s home and Miss Lila was there also. I remember her as a very sweet lady, with “a lotta class.” She was truly one of the memories I keep from my growing-up years with my own grandparents. May God be with you in this time of sorrow. Best wishes to you.

Grady & Sophia Sumner
14 years ago

Joyce, our thoughts and prayers are with you durng this time of sorrow and I want you to know that I am as near as my phone 252-395-2318 to do anything you need help with. I am keeping a watchful eye on Rachael, to make sure she does not over do.

with love, Aophia