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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  • March 03, 2022
    Hubra Gracie says:
    God bless you and your precious soul. I remember the fun times we all had during our younger years.. Prayers and condolences to the family. Yes

  • March 03, 2022
    Hank Walker says:
    To all of the family, please accept our most sincere condolences. For family and friends, take comfort that his great love and wonderful memories will be with us forever. Mike was one cool dude!Kind, caring, soft spoken, sincere, funny, smart, musical, and a free spirit. A good friend to so many. I was shocked when he became a policeman. Mike? The pacifist? Sweet, gentle, non-confrontational Mike? His knowledge of guns and martial arts lead him to serve his community well. You are truly our hero. Thanks for your service. Love & miss you Mike. RIP. Keep jamming on… Hank & Kathy Walker

  • March 03, 2022
    Hank Walker says:
    To all of the family, please accept our most sincere condolences. For family and friends, take comfort that his great love and wonderful memories will be with us forever. Mike was one cool dude! Kind, caring, soft spoken, sincere, funny, smart, musical, and a free spirit. A good friend to so many. I was shocked when he became a policeman. Mike? The pacifist? Sweet, gentle, non-confrontational Mike? His knowledge of guns and martial arts lead him to serve his community well. Thanks for your service Mike. You truly are a hero. Love & miss you Mike. RIP. Keep jamming on… Hank & Kathy Walker

  • March 03, 2022
    Dennis and Autumn Johnson says:
    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to you all. So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a wonderful friend and person to our family. You all are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

  • March 03, 2022
    Mary Meyland says:
    Jay, Mom and I are sending you peace and comfort through our Lord Jesus Christ. Blessings always.