Mary Beth Godfrey
Mary Beth Godfrey
April 16, 1932 - September 24, 2018


Mary Beth Godfrey, 86, passed away Monday, September 24, 2018 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center in Palatka following an extended illness.

Mary Beth was born in Mendes, Georgia and moved to Palatka with her parents when she was a child. She was a graduate of Putnam High School and was a retired civil service worker at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station where she worked in the supply department.

Her first job was delivering newspapers on her bicycle for the Palatka Daily News, a job performed at the time mostly by boys. She enjoyed working in her yard and dearly loved her family.

She was a faithful member of Peniel Baptist Church in Palatka.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Lucille Waters; her husband Gene B. Godfrey; and three sisters, Elaine Isom, Shirley Adams and Jane Thomas.

Surviving are a daughter, Gaye Nell Smith, a son and daughter-in-law Gregory L. and Alison Godfrey; and a sister, Linda Hill, all of Palatka; two grandchildren and spouse, Sharon and Steve Mason of Palatka and Bethany Smith of Jacksonville; and two great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, September 28th at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 29th at Peniel Baptist Church in Palatka with Pastor Benny Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow in Palatka Memorial Gardens.

Friends may sign the online register at:

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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