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Paul Lawrence Godwin, Jr.

d. January 10, 2016

Paul Lawrence Godwin, Jr.

Sullivan’s Island, SC

Paul Lawrence Godwin, Jr. 37, died Sunday, January 10, 2016. Paul had recently moved back to Sullivan's Island to be closer to his family and friends. At the time of his homegoing, he was living at the home of his beloved cousin, Juleanne Judy Bryan. Born in Fort Worth, TX he was the son of Laura Anne Dennis Godwin of Lancaster, SC and Paul Lawrence Godwin, Sr. (Inessa) of Cheraw, SC.

He was active in Boy Scouts as a child. He was a carpenter and recently talked about Jesus being a carpenter and how cool that was that they shared the same kind of job. He was the most talented musician who wrote and played songs. He was an artist and drew and painted and designed furniture. He had a successful career doing so in New York City, where he lived for 10 years.

Surviving are his parents listed above, sisters, Anne Elizabeth Godwin of Lancaster, SC, Laura Katherine Godwin of Charlotte, NC, Maternal grandmother, Gertrude Cauthen Dennis of Lancaster, also many uncles, aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Raymond L. Dennis and paternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Winston Y. Godwin, Sr.

The family will receive friends 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC.

Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials to: First United Methodist Church, PO Box 608, Lancaster, SC 29721 or East Cooper Baptist Church, 361 Egypt Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 or First Baptist Church, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520.

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