Michael T. Godby
Date of Death: January 16, 2010
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Michael T. Godby, 60 Michael T. Godby, 60, of Lafayette, died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Clarian Arnett Hospital E.R. He was born July 6, 1949, in New Albany, and was the son of the late William and Gertrude Mugg Godby. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1967 and attended…

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Anne Burton-Olsen left a message on January 26, 2010:
Bill,
I was so sorry to hear about your Father&s passing. He was
a very kind and warm man. I will keep you and your family
in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Anne Olsen
Chrissy Holmes-Hagerty left a message on January 21, 2010:
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Chrissy Holmes -Hagerty left a message on January 21, 2010:
Dearest Bonnie, Stacey & all the Godby family:

I was so sad to hear about Mike, and my heart and prayers for comfort go out to all of you.

Although it has been ions since seeing or speaking to any of you, you all were like family to us. Julie and I, were just reminsing about how we babysat you Stacey... and now you are grown and married.

Bonnie; you are such a beautiful person inside and out and that is the memory I have of Mike as well, and I have never forgotten you and Mike throughout these years gone past. He was the best!

May the Lord give you the comfort you need...
Love to you and your family always!

Love Chrissy Holmes
Jackie Kelly left a message on January 20, 2010:
Dearest Family,
My deepest sympathy to you in your time of loss. How everyone loved Mike so much. No matter where you were at, Mike always had a smile on his face and a sincere "How ya Do&in". I don&t think he ever knew a stranger. It was an honor to know Mike Godby. He will be sadly missed.
Bob Scott left a message on January 20, 2010:
Dear Bonnie and family:
My deepest condolences to you and your family.
I got to know Mike as a fellow usher at 9 a.m. Mass. He always had a big smile and a handshake to greet me.
My heart breaks for you all. I always enjoyed watching Mike&s face light up when he was with his grandchildren at church.
May God bless him for eternity ...
Your friend,
Bob Scott
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Melissa Culver-Pekny left a message on January 20, 2010:
Mr. Godby was a pleasure to work with; he always made my job easier. I am sadden by this loss to our community.

With Greatest Sympathy,

Melissa
Dennis Carson left a message on January 19, 2010:
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I did not know Mike very long but had the opportunity and pleasure of working with him in my capacity as Redevelopment Director for the City of Lafayette. Mike was a very freindly, generous and outgoing person. He will be missed.
Wilma (Beutel) Page left a message on January 19, 2010:
To the Godby family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a classmate of mine. Class of 1967 at Central Catholic. So sorry for your loss.
Christine Rew Barden left a message on January 19, 2010:
Dear Bonnie, Our deepest condolences on the loss of Mike. This news came as such a terrible shock. 60 is just too young. I&m sorry not to attend the wake or service, but Cherie will be there.

Know that our prayers and thoughts are with you, Stacey, Billy and Lisa. If there is anything at all we can do, please just let us know.

With all our love and sympathy,

Christine and Chris
Sandra Sue (Brown) Bryan left a message on January 19, 2010:
I was s very, very sorry to hear of Mike&s death. My friend Vicki Albregts called me to give me the message. Pease know that I truly am sorry for your whole family and know he will be greatly missed. Mike and I went to school at Central Catholic and were in the same class. He was always full of life and remained the same each and every time I saw him. May God bless you all at this grieving time and hold you in the palm of his hand. Forever friends, Sandy Sue
Dolly Poston-Zollars left a message on January 19, 2010:
Dear Bonnie and Family,

What a tremendous loss to you and the world! I first met Michael when he was the Region VP for the Indiana Assoc of Realtors. He was "larger than life" and drew people to him like a magnet.

I have always been very fond of Mike and thoroughly enjoyed his company as so many others may attest to as well.

Mike was a consummate businessman. He loved his business and he excelled at it. You may have been laughing at whatever story he was telling but there was usually a message of sorts in there somewhere....and I won&t start on his jokes. Sometimes, I was not sure who was laughing harder....me or Mike but he did love to tell jokes....

I will miss seeing Mike at the Realtor functions and "sparring" with him....! Mike was a wonderfully, colorful individual...

Godspeed, my friend, and God Bless all of you.

Warm regards,

Dolly Poston-Zollars

Patricia Carter left a message on January 19, 2010:
Bonnie, Stacey and Lisa:
You have my sincere sympathy with the passing of Mike. I can only say he was one of the most positive people I have ever met and I don&t think he ever said a bad word about anyone. I will miss our little chats and his wonderful sense of humor. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Pat
Winfred (Bub) Cooksey left a message on January 19, 2010:
Bonnie,
I know this is is a sad day.My condolences to you all.
Mike was always a friend. Bub
Winnie Fitzmaurice left a message on January 19, 2010:
What began as a business relationship when I was wanting to purchase a home during my divorce six years ago turned out to be a wonderful relationship with both Mike and Bonnie. We had a fun adventure together! My deepest sympathy goes to Bonnie, Lisa, and the entire Godby family. There are countless people in our community who will never forget Mike -- I know I won&t. May God hold you in His hands through this tragic time.
Kathelene Bernier Young left a message on January 19, 2010:
I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and father. I just saw Mr. Godby at the Christmas Eve mass and he was his usual sweet, smiling self. What a wonderful person...I know you&ll miss him terribly, but remember what a great spirit he was and how many people he touched with his kindness. I used to live in Lafayette and sang in the 9:00 choir. I&ll never forget how kind he always was to me, parishioners, and strangers alike. God bless and keep you.

Kathelene Bernier Young
Kathy Delaney left a message on January 19, 2010:
My condolences to your family.
Steve & Cathy VanPelt left a message on January 19, 2010:
The Godby Family ,
I express my deepest sympathy for your loss. I know that he will be missed dearly. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

God bless,
The VanPelts
Brenda Rody left a message on January 19, 2010:
I&ve known Mike many years. When I started working at the court house, and he was appointed as an appraiser, we saw more of each other through the years. We were always kidding that we went "wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy back" and the judge would look at us both and say "okayyyyyyyyy" with a very puzzled look. We never did tell them how. It was more fun. I would see Mike and Bonnie having lunch at Prestons and I always got a big hug and a great hello from them both. Mike was a man who made the world a better place. I&m so happy I had the opportunity to know him and I am deeply saddened by his passing. I pray his children and his grandchildren will keep his memory alive as they share their stories of their father and grandfather and make him proud. My heart goes out to you, Bonnie as I know you have lost the love of your life. He will always be with you in your heart and wishing you peace. Anyone could look at the two of you and see that you adored each other. Bless you Bonnie, and your family. I pray God will ease your pain and let your memories give you peace. Till we meet again, Mikey.
Brenda Rody
Sheri Messenger left a message on January 19, 2010:
Dear Bonnie

I am so sorry for you and your whole family. I wish
I could be there with you. But here is what I will do.
When you are ready - we can spend the whole day together, laughing, crying,together. Right now you have a million other things on your mind. Know that
I love you, and my heart is breaking for you now.
Peace be with you.

Sheri "Tiny"
Don Miller left a message on January 18, 2010:
Mike was a friend and I relied on his vision and expertise many times in my years in Lafayette. His knowledge and sense of humor will be sorely missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with Bonnie and the family.

Love,
Don (Giant) Miller
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Mike and Bonnie Easterday left a message on January 18, 2010:
Bonnie,
We are so sorry to hear about Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. He will always be with you.
Bonnie and Mike Easterday
Becky White left a message on January 18, 2010:
Bonnie and family,

I will always remember Mike&s laugh and smile. He always could bring life to a meeting. Sometime&s when I needed a lift I would call him and he would make me laugh and my day would not seem so bad.

He always talked about his family and especially his beloved Bonnie. Remember the time you had together and know that you will once again be together in Heaven.

Mike was one of the good guys he will be missed by all he touched.

My prayers are with you all.

Becky White

Brandon Harris left a message on January 18, 2010:
Bonnie and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about your unexpected loss. Mike was a tremendous person and will be in good hands with the Lord. I wish I could be with you tomorrow night, but I am out of town this week, and will not be able to make it back. Please accept our condolences and let us know if there is anything we can do to support you.

Love,

Brandon Harris and Family
Robert E Vogel left a message on January 18, 2010:
To all of Mike&s Family; I was shocked when I saw that Mike passed away. I got the chance to meet Mike, every morning; when He would come into the Halleck Federal Building to pickup his mail. He always had that great big smile and a hand shake and was so friendly. Mike, would always come down to our Command Center and loved to talk about His Western hunting trips. We protected the Federal Judges and I pray that God will protect him and give him lasting peace and that He will always be with you. I will always think about Mike. I retired August 15, 2008 and moved to FL for retirement. I send my condolences to all of you.

Robert Vogel

Andy Tetzloff left a message on January 18, 2010:
We are so sorry for your loss. We are in Homestead Florida and will not be able to attend the services. Please know that the Godby family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Andy and Vickie Tetzloff
susan andrews strantz left a message on January 18, 2010:
So sorry to hear of your lose all my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bill and Theresa Wilson left a message on January 18, 2010:
Theresa and I were both classmates of Mike&s at Central Catholic. We are deeply sorry to hear of his death. He was really a great guy. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Bill and Theresa Wilson
Wilbert Wolf left a message on January 18, 2010:
I worked with Michael&s father & grandfather one summer at Home Hospital and wan to extend all my sympathies to the family.
Tonya Juarez left a message on January 18, 2010:
Dear Bonnie & Family,
I am so very sorry for the loss of Mike. I did not know him very well, just through our interactions as he came down to pick up printer cartridges for the business and seeing him pass by our windows as he parked in front of our store every morning to pick up the mail. His kind smile and a great attitude always brightened my day.

I am keeping you in my prayers.

Sincerely,
Tonya Juarez
Lafayette Office Supply
Anita Young left a message on January 18, 2010:
My Dear Friend Bonnie ,I was very sad to find out about Mike&s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I can&t begin to know how you are feeling now. But just know that you and your family our in my thoughts and prayers. Remember all the good times you had as a couple and as a family.
May God be with you & yours during this most difficult time.
When things settle down and you are up for a visit I&ll call you and we will do that long awaited visit.
God Bless all of you.
In loving friendship.
Your friend Anita Young
Paula Pyer-Alder left a message on January 18, 2010:
Dear Lisa and Stacey,
I am so very sorry to learn of your loss. Your love for your dad was very apparent to everyone. He was so proud of both of you. I remember the evening of the Dancing with the R&s, he was just beaming with pride. I am so very sorry. May you feel God&s loving arms around you at this time, offering you comfort and support.
Paula Pyer-Alder
Bobbi Holmes left a message on January 18, 2010:
To Bonnie and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Mike was one of a kind, he always had a smile on his face and could always put one on others. May GOD lift you and comfort you. ~Bobbi~
Mark & Dorothy Thise left a message on January 18, 2010:
Please accept our sympathy and deepest condolences at the passing of my former classmate & friend Mike. If you need anything at all please let us know.
Sincerely,
Mark & Dorothy Thise
Kathy Smith left a message on January 18, 2010:
I met Mike when he visited the store I work at. There were some shady looking people in the store and he said he would wait until they left before he left. I was very touched that he was concerned about my welfare. He introduced himself and from then on we would chat when he came in. He was a great guy and I am saddened by his passing. In a small gesture he touched my life in a big way.
Kathy
Lorenzo Salazar left a message on January 18, 2010:
I am writing to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I was so very sad to hear about Mr. Godby, he was such a wonderful person. I know Fernando and my sister Sylvia (as did my parents) always spoke highly of your entire family and appreciate everything your family has done for them.

Please let me know whether there is anything I can do to help during this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will light a candle for Mr. Godby tonight...

God bless your family,
Becky and Bert Chapman left a message on January 18, 2010:
To Bonnie and family:

We are so sad about Mike&s passing. His happy, joyful personality was a real blessing to others. I (Becky) knew Mike through Lafayette Noon Optimist and felt that he brought a new enthusiasm and fun to the club. May God be with you during this hard time and surround you with His comfort.

Becky and Bert Chapman
Judy Hayworth & Frank Famiglietti left a message on January 18, 2010:
Lafayette has lost a good man.
I trusted this man so much, that I bought a house
site unseen through telephone and the mail service.
May God Bless all those who loved him.
Joyce Cook left a message on January 18, 2010:
Bonnie: I am so very sorry to hear of Mike&s passing. Just received the word from Denny K. Mike was so much fun and we had many great times together at REALTOR meetings. We wonder why such good people are taken so soon but God must have a place for him now. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Joyce Cook
Michael Frosch left a message on January 18, 2010:
I am so sorry for your loss. I met Michael when we hired the Godby Agency to sell my late Mother&s home on Berkley Road which sold last May. Michael was very professional with a great sense of humor. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.
William R. Bartlett II left a message on January 18, 2010:
My sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. I enjoyed Mike&s sense of off the wall humor. Remembering him will always bring a smile to my face and a joy to my heart. We will miss him greatly in the realtor family.

Sincerely,
Bill Bartlett
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Dana Zahnke-Gant left a message on January 18, 2010:
Dear Lisa & Family,
I am sorry for the loss of your father. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during this difficult time. If you need anything please let me know. Again, our condolences.
Love,
Jason,Dana, Kathryn, Evan Gant
Jerry and Cheryl Bean left a message on January 18, 2010:
Bonnie and family: We were so sorry to hear about Mike. He was a great guy and a dear friend. He will be sorely missed. His smile and laugh were as big as his heart. He was always willing to help. No one will ever know how much help he was to us during the last election. His counsel and guidance were invaluable. His was the voice of reason and common sense when all around us was chaos. He continually had a kind word or bit of encouragement when I needed it most. Without friends like Mike, I don&t know how we would have managed. He was always there for us. I would like to offer the same to you and your family. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask. I so regret not being able to get together after we moved and now he&s been called home. I know he doesn&t want us to be sad, for he&s in a better place, but I can&t help it. I&m sure you all know how much he loved you. He was happiest when he was with his family. His face would light up whenever he talked about you. Mike was special, but you know that better than we. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. In Christ&s love, Jerry and Cheryl
Helen Hessio left a message on January 17, 2010:
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mike was a wonderful man and he will be missed.
He is gone much much too young.

Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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