Armand Jarred Godwin, affectionately known as “Head”, was the son of Betty Jean George and the late Robert Godwin. Armand was born in Tampa, Florida but moved to Albany, Georgia as a young child.
He received his formal education in the Dougherty County School System where he attended Westover High School. While there, he played football and was always witty and fun-loving as a student. Armand was raised by his loving mother and wonderful grandparents, the late Robert and Juanita George. He was reared in a Christian home where hard work, education, morals, and values were embedded in his upbringing.
At an early age, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was later baptized at Shiloh Baptist Church in Pecan City.
In early adulthood, Armand was united in marriage. He was the father of four children: Armani Godwin, Armand Godwin, Jr., Emiya Godwin, and Ar’Monteon Godwin. Armand demonstrated the value of hard work and encouraged his children to always do their best.
He worked at Flint River Refrigerator Services for several years until they closed their doors to business. He later became employed with Webstaurant for six years and was employed there at the time of his passing.
Often described as the life of the party, humble, giving, loving, and avid sports fan, Armand touched many lives. His all-time favorite team was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was truly an outdoorsman. Armand loved hunting, fishing, grilling, and riding ATVs. Armand was always there for his family and enjoyed making others happy. He will be remembered for his kind heart, infectious personality, love of sports, and loving spirit.
On Tuesday morning, December 27, 2022, Armand answered the master’s call to his eternal home. He was in the company of family.
Loving memories will forever be cherished by his four children: Armani Godwin, Armand Godwin, Jr., Emiya Godwin, and Ar’Monteon Godwin; mother, Betty George; sister, Diane George Hill; brother, Jamill Turner, all of Albany, Georgia; his aunts and uncles, Cheryl George Wright (Rudolph), Albany, Georgia, Kenneth George (Kim) of South Carolina, Marietta Hicks, Ida Smith, Vera Barnes (James), Lenton Douglas (Mary), Eddie Douglas (Cubie), all of Tampa, Florida; two nephews, Bradly Dawson of Mobile, AL, and Channing Hill of Albany, Georgia; two nieces, ShaKira and Jamilla Turner of Albany, Georgia; father-in-love, Ben Holmes of Atlanta, Georgia; and sister-in-love, Keysha Gulley of Albany, Georgia; and a host of cousins, extended family, coworkers, and friends.