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Arnold John Godfrey, 78

Arnold John Godfrey, 78, of Cabot, traded his earthly home for his Heavenly eternal home on September 20, 2020. He was born April 6, 1942 in Albany, New York to Charles Godfrey and Hazel Francis Godfrey- Short.

Arnold was a Veteran of the United States Navy. He was a kind, compassionate and selfless man of God. Arnold loved carpentry and was a very loving husband and father. He was almost a 50 year member of First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock and a recent member of Cabot Apostolic Church in Cabot.

Arnold is preceded in death by his wife Louise Miller-Godfrey; his parents Charles Godfrey and Hazel Godfrey-Short; brother Edward Godfrey; and grandsons Chase Herring and Eddie Norman.

Arnold leaves behind his loving children Angela Godfrey, Sharon (Richard) Herring, Lynn Godfrey, and Edward Godfrey; grandchildren Krystal Godfrey Dickson, Amber (Chris) Willis, Cory Marino, Ashley (Borden) Moody, and Anna Reneau; nine great-grandchildren; siblings Lynnette Damiano and Christiana Drobena; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends to carry on and cherish his memory.

The Family wishes to extend a special Thank You to Kindred Hospice for their compassion and support during this difficult time.

Memorial Service will be held Friday, November 6, 2020 at 6:00pm in the Chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville.

In light of the current health concerns, Arnold’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400


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  • Joyce Moody Posted September 21, 2020 8:59 PM

    Bro. Godfrey was such a happy person, loved church and his church family he will be missed at Cabot Apostolic church.

    • Sharon Herring Posted September 22, 2020 4:36 PM

      Thank you 🙏

  • Brandy Johnson Posted September 22, 2020 4:00 PM

    I will miss his smile, laugh and his dancing around, he was such a happy man!!

    • Sharon Herring Posted September 22, 2020 4:37 PM

      Thank you

  • Krystal Godfrey Dickson Posted September 22, 2020 4:53 PM

    We miss you Grandpa I’m happy your in a better place. So thankful we got to meet you the few times. Take care of Grandma.

  • Norman Clifton Posted September 23, 2020 9:13 AM

    Bro Godfrey was a man you could depend on, and my how he could run when the anointing power of Jesus hit him!
    We attended church with him and his family for 30 years. We could take a whole page to name all the jobs he has helped and done for us over the years.
    He keep the faith and ran the race, RIP good Brother, you will be missed but you certainly left a legacy behind with huge footprints to follow.
    Prayers for the family today, may God help you as only He can..
    Norman and Shirley Clifton

  • Sharon Herring Posted September 23, 2020 2:26 PM

    My mother passed away September of 2019 and dad ask me if he could move in with me and my husband and I am so grateful because it gave me the opportunity to spend much needed quality time with him. I know this will be a little long winded, but I have to tell about my wonderful dad!

    My dad was a gentle soul. He would prefer others before him. He was always smiling and singing even during the sad times in his life. He loved to dance and it didn’t matter where he was at; If he heard music, he’d get a big smile on his face and then he would start dancing😊 If he knew you were going through a rough time, he would cry along with you and pray for you and it was a very sincere prayer. He took it serious and I would hear him praying more than once during the day or night. About the last 4 weeks, I spent a lot of alone time with him and I am very grateful for that opportunity.

  • Ashley Moody Posted September 23, 2020 7:50 PM

    I will miss you grandpa. You have left a legacy behind and were truly dedicated to God! I will never forget. I remember when I lost my baby you comforted me even though you had just lost the love of your life.
    I will never forget your selflessness! Until we meet again. This is not goodbye, it is see you later!
    What a glad reunion that will be!!!

  • Becky White Posted September 24, 2020 11:02 AM

    He was so funny he loved me and Richard pestering him and he loved to dance and have fun

  • John Scheel Posted September 24, 2020 11:53 AM

    I remember when Bro. Steve Hancock was preaching a revival for Bro. A. O. Holmes and met the Godfreys at Kent’s Dollar Store and invited them to church. They got the Holy Ghost and the Holy Ghost got them! Pleasant memories for sure.

    Dr. John Scheel – Beebe, AR

  • DebraGurley Posted September 24, 2020 7:13 PM

    I only knew Bro Godfrey for a short time, but what a blessing it was to know him. He always smiled and you knew he loved Jesus. He prayed and worshipped and I loved to watch him run and dance when the Holy Ghost fell on him. He is such an inspiration to us. Sis Sharon and family, this isn’t goodbye, this is I’ll see you on the other side, what a blessing. We love y’all.

  • Jade Walker Posted September 24, 2020 7:31 PM

    I and so thankful I got the chance to meet Bro. Godfrey. And even more thankful to be able to se him worship God. I told many people that watching him worship inspired me and that one day I wanted to be just like him. He did not care who was watching he was going to worship God with all his heart and all his might. It gave me so much joy just watching him! He will truly be missed around Cabot apostolic church! I look forward to the day we are shouting in heaven with him!

  • Debbie Gurley Posted September 24, 2020 7:35 PM

    I only knew Bro Godfrey for a short time, but what a blessing it was to know him. He always smiled and you knew he loved Jesus. He prayed and worshipped and I loved to watch him run and dance when the Holy Ghost fell on him. He is such an inspiration to us. Sis Sharon and family, this isn’t goodbye, this is I’ll see you on the other side, what a blessing. We love y’all.

  • Elizabeth Hirschy Posted September 24, 2020 7:37 PM

    Grandpa Arnold was such a sweet man. He was kind to everyone and loved all the children so much. He will be missed for sure. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, Sis Sharon. Know that he touched our lives in a special way and won’t be forgotten. Heaven just got even sweeter.

  • Lauren Nix Posted September 24, 2020 7:49 PM

    Bro. Godfrey was an amazing person! He was so kind and made a point to say hello to everyone he met. I’ll never forget his love for dancing and running the aisles at church. I really admired his strong walk with God. He had such genuine joy that could brighten anyone’s day! He’ll definitely be missed!

  • TANYSHA WALKER Posted September 24, 2020 8:40 PM

    What an inspiration Bro Godfrey was to me. I would go to church tired and it would only take a minute of seeing Bro Godfrey running the aisles and worshiping before I knew I couldn’t let someone double my age out worship me. But he could even at his age. What a reunion it will be one day! All our prayers and love. David and Tanysha Walker

  • Brother Jamie and sister Lisa Stafford Posted September 24, 2020 9:40 PM

    Brother Godfrey was one of the kindest man I’ve ever known have a love for God and the love for life he’ll be missed greatly

  • Paul & Pam Motes Posted September 26, 2020 11:41 AM

    It was truly a pleasure to meet and get to know Bro Godfrey. I too was very inspired by his sincere and unashamed worship! We have been very blessed to have him with us at Cabot Apostolic!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Sis Sharron, and all your family. Not having Bro Godfrey in church lately has left a void in our hearts, he will be greatly missed! Love y’all, Paul and Pam Motes

  • James Carpenter Posted December 25, 2020 11:58 AM

    I met this man at Wal Mart where I was working. I remember him , his wife and son coming in to the store. We would always find A few minutes to visit. He always had a smile for everyone.

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