Shirley Pruitt Godwin formerly of the Shore

March 16, 2020
Shirley Godwin

Shirley Pruitt Godwin, 83, residing at Masonic Home of Virginia, went to be with the Lord on March 13, 2020. Shirley was born in Onancock, VA and lived on the Eastern Shore for most of her life.  After graduating from high school, she attended nursing school and obtained her LPN certification, afterwards serving as a nurse for a number of years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Philip G. Godwin, and her parents, Edward S. Pruitt and Reba Parks Pruitt. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Karl Hade, Karen and Barry Durant, Kari and Jonathan Chapman; grandchildren, Joshua (Ashley), Devereaux, Jeremiah, Tabitha, Courtney, Sarah, and Chase; and great-grandchildren, Jordan and Abram.

Due to recent announcements regarding the Coronvirus (COVID-19) and travel limitations for out state family members, Mrs. Godwin’s service will now be held privately.

The family expresses their sincere appreciation to all her caregivers in the Masonic Home Health Care Unit for their loving support during her final days.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Foodbank of the Eastern Shore, P.O. Box 518, Onley, VA  23418.

Thank you for your support and understanding. We encourage anyone who wishes to share their condolences to please visit our website at

Arrangements by the Williams Funeral Homes, Onancock and Parksley, VA.



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