Dorothy Brown Godwin

October 8, 2018

CHARLOTTE – Dorothy Brown Godwin, 91, of Charlotte, NC died October 8, 2018 at Sharon Towers.  She was born on May 29, 1927 in Salisbury, North Carolina, daughter of Marshall Franklin Brown and Irene Hunter Brown.  Dot grew up in Boone and attended Kings Business College.  She worked with American Trust Company for several years.  Dot has been a member of First Baptist Church since 1944 and a member of the Mae Garris Sunday School Class.

Dot was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Ray Godwin, a sister and two brothers.  She is survived by two daughters, Sandy Godwin and her partner, Carolyn Hart of Huntersville, NC and Cindy Fiss and her husband, Ned of Matthews, NC; three grandchildren, Melissa Seidman and her husband, Mark, Matthew Fiss and his wife, Lauren and Rebecca Fiss and her husband, Andy Newman; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Marshall Brown of Coronado, CA.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Sharon Memorial Park with the Rev. Michael Cummings officiating.  The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM on Thursday at Sharon Towers.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to Dianne Moore and all of the Visiting Angels that cared for Dot.

 Memorials may be sent to the Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, PO Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361.

 Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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  • Dorothea Com

    Cindy and Sandy, Your mom and dad were our first friends in Charlotte when we moved here in 1961 and have been like family since then. They were always there for us during good times and bad, and we are deeply grateful for their precious lives. Deepest loving sympathy to you and family in the loss of your dear Mom, Dudley & Dorothea Compton

  • Blake Leggett Amerson

    Sandy and Carolyn, Ned and Cindy, and all of Dot's family -
    I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Mrs Godwin like a second mom, as you all know, I hope. What a wonderful neighbor to have for so many years on Wintergreen Drive and again, years later, at Sharon Towers. I mean, how many people would let the little four-year-old neighbor not only invite herself over but feed her a tomato sandwich lunch when she did so, which I'm sure was often?!? loved starting this job and realizing that Mrs. Godwin would pass by my office many times in a day. She always had a smile on her face and was on her way to do something fun (like swim) and/or helpful (like work in our shop). It was hard to keep up with her! I've also loved getting to see all of you. I already miss Mrs. Godwin and will miss seeing all of her family on campus. Much love to you during this difficult time. Blake