Michael Walter Godwin

March 20, 1980 - February 27, 2022
Michael Walter Godwin

Michael Walter Godwin, 41, of Wilmington, NC died Sunday, February 27, 2022, at Novant/New Hanover Regional Medical Center after a short illness.

Michael was born in Wilmington on March 20, 1980, to his parents Jay Godwin and Cathie Godwin Perry. He was a member of the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. He was a 1999 graduate of New Hanover High School and had an Associate’s degree in Computer Science. He was known to many as the pizza man from Incredible Pizza on South 17th, until being recruited by Sherriff Ed McMahon to join forces with the New Hanover County Sherriff’s department where he has spent the last 9 years. He loved music and was an accomplished guitarist with the band Silver Judas. He was also a member and educator for Shoshin Ryu Martial Arts with a first-degree black belt.

Preceding him in death are brothers Constantine Godwin, Ward Godwin, and his cousin Seth Hegler.

Survived by his wife Jamie, mother Cathie Perry and husband Norm, father Jay Godwin, brother Alex Godwin and wife Kristin, nephew Barrett, and brother Matthew Perry and wife Sarah, sister-in-law Charlie Godwin, two nephews Ian and Theron, sister Maite Wilfong and husband Rick, mother and father-in-law James and Sha Poletti, mother-in-law Emily Seeds, sister-in-laws Alexa Riley and husband Brendan and Genna Prange and husband Nick.

The family will see friends from 4:00-7:00 pm Thursday, March 3, 2022 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services with full honors from the New Hanover County Sherriff’s department will be conducted at 10:00 am Friday, March 4, 2022, at Northside Church which is located at 2501 N. College Rd. Burial will be private.

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

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  • March 03, 2022
    Annette Hilton says:
    I am holding the whole family so tight right now. I love you all. ❤️❤️

  • March 04, 2022
    Capt. Daniel Fuller says:
    “The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives.”- Rob Liano To have known Mike was a blessing to all! I had the privilege of knowing him for 25 years. He always had a smile on his face and a joke on his breath. He made work fun and enjoyable when it could have been miserable. His heart of gold will live on in his legacy! I will truly miss you my dear friend! Rest in HIS eternal arms now! love you brother! Daniel Fuller

  • March 04, 2022
    brian thomas moore says:
    one of the nisest people you would ever meet and friends

  • March 04, 2022
    April MacAlpine says:
    To the family! You have my sincere condolences!!!!

  • March 04, 2022
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