Lucia Juanita Powell Godfrey, 85, of Fairfax Station, VA, formally of Baxley; died Sunday, February 17, 2013, at home surrounded by her family, after a battle with cancer. She was born February 26, 1927 in Charleston, Mississippi. Mrs. Godfrey graduated from Mississippi State College for Women (Mississippi University for Women) in 1948 with a BS in bacteriology and Georgia Southern University with an MS in Education in 1974. She retired from Appling County School System where she taught science from 1972-1989. In 1985, Mrs. Godfrey was celebrated as Teacher of the Year. She was married to Col. Norman M. Godfrey who predeceased Mrs. Godfrey in 1996.
She is survived by their four daughters, Michelle Sharon Godfrey Harmon of Columbus, Mississippi, Cheryl Leah Godfrey of Fairfax Station, VA, Linda Lee Godfrey Landrum of Spartanburg, S.C. and LTC Alison Gail Godfrey Morris of Fairfax Station, VA. Mrs. Godfrey has eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, Fairfax Station, VA. Public viewing was held from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. followed by a service from 1:00-1:30 p.m. She will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery with her beloved husband, Norman.