Godbee family fulfills father’s love of service through Mandate of Giving

Pictured- Hayden and Kayra Everett, Candiace and Jimmy Morgan, Cindy Godbee, Tom Godbee, Trent and Lauren Godbee. Grandchildren- Tucker and Tanner Morgan, Emery and Grayson Everett, Grant and Gavin Godbee. (Photo contributed)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Tom Godbee, age 57, of Arley, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021, in Birmingham, Alabama. He was born on September 1, 1964, in Cullman, Alabama to Jack and Hazel Godbee. Tom experienced lung complications due to Covid that began just before Thanksgiving. He spent weeks at Cullman Regional Medical Center, and when he came home, his oxygen machine threw a breaker.

When Godbee was in the hospital, he spoke to his wife Cindy about experiencing dreams of Heaven. Pam Dodd, whose nephew is married to Godbee’s daughter Kayra, said that Godbee spoke about being a “soldier for God” when he was released from the hospital. Dodd says he talked about doing the work he has not done for the Lord and “he was really excited about it.”

Godbee’s children decided to carry out his desire to give and serve. They participated in gathering and buying donations for the Kids Loving Kids charity organization. Dodd says, “They bought bicycles, clothes and toys for all these children. It was such a blessing.” Dodd continued, “They decided to take their sadness and their sorrow and turn it into love for others, and it has been very healing to them.”

Godbee had a large family with three children, seven grandchildren, six siblings, and a host of nieces and nephews. His children Candiace (Jimmy) Morgan, Kayra (Hayden) Everett and Trent (Lauren) Godbee want to work to preserve their father’s legacy and make him proud by doing all they can for their community. Tom Godbee was loved by many in his community and will be missed.

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