June 20, 1937 - October 21, 2020
LaVerne Godwin Halstead, 83, of Thomasville, GA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Southern Pines Senior Living facility. Graveside funeral services will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Carrie Myers officiating. Following COVID 19 precautions, a viewing will be held on Friday October 23rd from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Allen & Allen Funeral Home. Mrs. Halstead was born in Mitchell County GA on June 20, 1937 to the late Clarence Godwin and Fannie Pollock Godwin Brinson. She married the love of her life, Mack Arthur Halstead on January 9, 1952 in Thomasville, GA. Shortly after marriage, they moved to Fort Dix, New Jersey while Mack served in the Army. After his service was completed in 1955, they returned to Thomasville where they happily resided, raised their daughters, and worked, until his death in 1998. Mrs. Halstead had a strong, independent, and compassionate spirit. Relying on her strong faith in the Lord, she was a loving mother and caregiver to many. She was always extremely proud of her 42-year career with Flowers Foods and considered her coworkers there a part of her extended family. Throughout her life, her extended family grew to include her church family, neighbors, and finally, her friends and staff at Southern Pines. Mrs. Halstead is survived by her daughters Karyl H. Lauder (Jack), Cheryl H. Hay (Jim), and Denise H. French (Jeffrey), her grandchildren, Bryce Lauder (Tara), Beau Hay, Jennifer Hay, Georgiana French, and Jonah French. She is also survived by her brothers Armon Brinson (Phyllis), Ike Godwin (Bonnie), Ted Godwin (Rose), and Mark Godwin (Sheila), a sister Betty Sue Godwin Jones, sister-in laws Danice Brinson, Joanne Godwin and Lynda Adams, and a number of cousins, nieces, and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents, stepparents Armon Brinson, Sr and Susie Bell Adams Godwin, husband, and brothers Bill Brinson, Jerry Godwin, and Bill Adams. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Friends and family are invited to visit her online tribute page at www.allenfh.com.
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