Evander Campbell Godwin

April 8, 1926 - April 27, 2012
Evander Campbell Godwin


Evander Campbell Godwin, 86 of Wilmington passed away Friday, April 27, 2012.

He was born in Harnett County, NC on April 8, 1926 to the late Joseph Evander Godwin and Geneva Maude Tew Godwin. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Howard, Jerome, Paul, John, Oliver, and Louis Godwin and a sister, Elise Marie Godwin.

Evander was a member of Winter Park Baptist Church. He was a member and a Past Master of Wilmington Lodge # 319, A.F. & A.M., Wilmington Scottish Rite Bodies, Wilmington York Rite Bodies, Sudan Shrine Temple, and AREME Chapter #372 OES. Evander was well known in many Masonic lodges, and very proud of delivering the Masonic Funeral Service Lecture at funeral services for his Masonic brethren from his lodge as well as many other lodges in this Masonic district.

Evander worked with his brother John at Farmers Supply for many years and later with General Electric. After his retirement, he devoted much of his time to Masonic affairs, enjoyed watching all sports on television, and was an active member of the Walking Club at Independence Mall.

Evander is survived by his wife of 65 years, Kizzie Barefoot Godwin; one son, Stanley Campbell Godwin and wife Robin; one grandson, Stanley Campbell Godwin, Jr. and wife Joanne, and great grandchildren, Ashley Marie Godwin and James Brent Godwin; one step-grandson, Billy Dunlap and wife Allison, one step-granddaughter, Avery Dunlap.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Winter Park Baptist Church. Entombment will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Masonic Rites will be accorded by Wilmington Lodge # 319, A.F. & A.M.

The family will see friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

The family request in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Winter Park Baptist Church, 4700 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, NC 28403.

A special thanks to Dr. William Buchanan for the care given to Evander.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S, 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • April 28, 2012
    Jesse Mintz Sr. says:
    Kizzie, I would like for you to know Evander was a very good person. I enjoyed him so much at the Lodge. I was all ways amazed how much he could say out of his mouth in the workings of the lodge. He was a true Mason and friend. I did not work with him, but I remember seeing him at GE before he retired. He will be greatly missed.

  • April 29, 2012
    Terry Kuhn says:
    Our prayers go out to the family. I only knew Evander the past few years, and had the honor of assisting at funerals where he performed the Masonic Last Rite Ceremony. He was a great man, a great Mason, and will be greatly missed.

  • April 30, 2012
    Mr. & Mrs. Jack Allen says:
    Dear Kizzie & Family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Only God truly under-stands your heartache. May you sense His comfort and presence in the days ahead. Our Thoughts & Prayers, Jack & Rita

  • April 28, 2012
    Frank Hickman says:
    https://wilmingtoncares.com/images/icons/flag.gif kizzie: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. The Masonic Fraternity has lost a strong member and we have lost a good friend. Frank & Jackie