Mildred Fay (Shaw) Godfrey

May 31, 1942 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 78)


Mildred Fay Shaw Godfrey, age 78, of Niota, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital.

Mildred was a native Sweetwater and lifelong resident of Monroe County.  She was the daughter of the late John Lee and Pearl Mae Byrum Shaw.  She was also preceded by Brothers Tommy Shaw and Bobby Shaw, Sisters Beulah Vaughn, Edith Dawson and Edna Presswood. 

Mildred was of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include;

Husband of 62 years Bobby William Godfrey of Niota;

Son Robert and wife Donna Godfrey of Englewood;

Grandchildren Chrystal Murphy and husband Mike of Chattanooga, Brandon Godfrey and wife Jessica of Niota, Jamin Godfrey and Kelcey of Cleveland, Brittanie Godfrey of Mobile, AL, Todd Godfrey of Englewood and Kaitlynn Godfrey of Englewood;

Great Grandchildren Mikayla Murphy, Robby Godfrey, Ben Godfrey, Charlie Godfrey, Sofia Godfrey, Olivia Godfrey and J.J. Godfrey;

Sister Ruby Barker of Chattanooga;

Brother Benny Shaw and wife Sherry of Cleveland;

Sister-In-Law Mary Ann Dunn and husband Ron of Sweetwater;

Brother-In-Law Fred Godfrey and wife Sharon of Lenoir City;

Several Nieces and Nephew.

Graveside services will be at 11 Friday at Cedar Fork Cemetery in Philadelphia, TN.

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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Mildred Fay Shaw Godfrey.


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October 16, 2020

11:00 AM
Cedar Fork Cemetery, Philadelphia

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