Every time I drive by Messiah I think about Gil. I look at the richness of the deep red hues that protect the building and I am reminded of the many days of work and community we shared as a congregation throughout the hard work of painting, protecting, and renewing the wood walls. This project was just one of many Gil spearheaded and lead. Your Dad and Husband was TIRELESS in his love and care of the people, the place, and most especially the message of Christ's love for all people.
Gil lived his faith in generosity of spirit and work ... and many things involved in taking care of the needs of a faithful community. I have spent nearly 40 years with Gil .. first as a youth and later on being guided and supported in my adult faith journey. My heart broke the day I learned of his journey home, and truth be told, I'm still sad. He is one of the people who have impacted my faith and the call of Christ in my own life today.
I am grateful for his life and the gifts he shared with us, and I am honored to be a member of the faithful people in Christ with whom Gil shared his life. May the peace and light of Christ flow over, around, and through you, his treasured family, and all who loved this beloved Christ-Servant.
Dear Brian, Tina, and Mrs. Godwin,
Even though it's been many years since we've seen each other, I always have fond memories of the Godwin family. Mr Godwin was a great man and will be missed. Please know you're in my prayers as you grieve his loss. We know he's in a better place, and I hope you can take comfort in this. May the Lord and all your great memories get you through this difficult time.
PS: I love the picture of Mr Godwin (and appreciate the Mets blanket in the background).
Dear Godwin family,
Even though I'm far away, I still have felt close to you over the years. Please accept my deepest sympathies on your loss of your Dad and husband and grandfather.
Karen (Brummer) Schneider
We have known Godwin family for many many years. We were Blessed with their friendship, even when we moved away and came for a visit to oakland they were always gracious to us. Our kids had alot of fun together as well. Gilbert you will be missed but not forgotten. Janice same for you, we will visit when we can. Brian and Tina have truly been a support system. Love in Christ...