Albert James Godfrey

December 9, 1926 - October 22, 2011

12/09/1926 - 10/22/2011

Past Services

Wednesday October 26, 2011
2:00 pm
Calvin Presbyterain Church
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-422-4000 | Directions

Norfolk – Albert Godfrey, 84, passed away Saturday afternoon.
He was born in 1926 to the late James Harvey and Althea Byrd Godfrey in North Carolina.
He joined the Navy at a young age and proudly served his country from 1942-1945 during WWII. After his military service, he joined the civil service and retired from the Atlantic Division of Naval Facilities Engineering Command after 37 years.
Mr. Godfrey married the love of his life on April 6, 1948. Irene L. Godfrey was his wife for 59 years before she passed in 2007.
Left to cherish his memory are his two children, Rebecca Crowder and her husband Bobby of Norfolk, and Derrick Godfrey and his life partner Joyce Brann of Norfolk. Also surviving are his four grandchildren, Neal Crowder and his wife Emily and Ryan Crowder and his wife Gabrielle, Nichole Webb and Amanda Godfrey, and five great grand children; as well as a loving extended family.
He is predeceased by his granddaughter Tera Godfrey.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday October 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm in the Calvin Presbyterian Church 2901 East Little Creek Road Norfolk, VA.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718
Altmeyer Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the family and condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Judy Potts VanDewater
8 years ago

Becky & Derrick and families:

I am sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He is among my memories of our childhood on Barbara Dr. I’d love to hear from you. Judy Potts

Ann Sutton
8 years ago

Becky and Bobby,

I was so sad to hear about your fathers passing. I will miss seeing him in his yard and walking through the neighborhood. I will always remember the bag of candy that used to show up hanging on my door for the girls every Halloween. He continued that tradition for a few years after your mother passed and I always smiled when I saw it. You and the boys are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Ann

Nick and Kay Seibert
8 years ago

Becky and family. We were so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Norma Pease called to let me know. I remember your Dad as always a gracious, friendly outgoing and loving person. Hold on to those fond memories. Our prayers are with you. Love, Nick and Kay. We moved back to our hometown the end of July.

Gary & Patty Roger
8 years ago

Dear Becky & family, Gary & I are so sorry to hear of your dads passing. We have such fond memories of both your mom & dad & of how kind they were to us. Please know that you are in our prayers & our hearts. Our love, Gary & Patty