Dorothy Godley Roberts, 93, passed away April 1, 2014. Dorothy was born Dec. 2, 1920 in Miley, SC to the late Peter Charles Godley and Eugenia Barnes Godley. She graduated from Winthrop College in Rock Hill, SC and from there she began her career as a school teacher and girls basketball coach in SC. Some of the schools she taught in include Ruffin, Bluffton, Olanta, Bells, Summerton, and Manning. Dorothy moved to Jacksonville, FL to be closer to family after retiring in 1991. She enjoyed activities with her family, playing bridge, and attending Christ’s Church.
She is survived by son, Horace Arthur Roberts III “Art” and wife Donna T. Roberts; grandson, Chad A. Roberts; three nieces and their families; several cousins; and many friends. Dorothy is preceded in death by her grandson, Ross M. Roberts; and her brother, Dr. W. Cecil Godley of Clemson, SC.
A Memorial Service will be held 2:00pm, Saturday, April 5 at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin with a Visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ’s Church, 6045 Greenland Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32258.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32223 www.hgmandarin.com (904)288-0025.