Joyce Orlene Godby


Joyce Orlene Godby, 71, of Yorktown died Friday October 11, 2013. 
She was born April 21, 1942 in Denton to the late Donald and Clara Ruth Pritchett Thomas. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Yorktown.
She is survived by her husband of 28 and a half years John Godby of Yorktown, daughters Charlyn (Jimmy) Speed of Yorktown, Chana (T.K.) Hanke of Richmond; son Michael Veal of Kennedale. Sisters Jean Taylor of Robstown, Lometa George of Azle, Texas and Donna Stafford of Big Sandy, Texas and brother Mike Thomas of Lake Hawkins, Texas. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She was preceded in death her parents, brother Donald Ray Thomas and sister Barbara Allred.
Visitation be 5-7 p.m. Monday Oct. 14 at First Baptist Church. Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday Oct. 15 at First Baptist Church. Interment will be at Westside Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tim Hanke, Zach Hanke, Jerry Hanke, Ryan Speed, Josh Speed, Sam Speed and Chris Bolting. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of the First Baptist Church.
You are invited to sign the online guestbook at
Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.
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