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1934 Vera 2021

Vera Godwin Cotton

May 15, 1934 — December 7, 2021

Mrs. Vera Godwin Cotton, age 87, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Sunrise Senior Living in Raleigh, NC. Funeral Services will be held 2:00PM-Friday, December 10, 2021 at Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. David G. Moore. Burial will follow in Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Angier.

Mrs. Cotton was born on May 15, 1934 in Johnston County to the late Leewood and Versal Parrish Godwin. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, James Godwin, Sarah Bennett, Loral Ammons, L.W. Godwin, and Faye Godwin Lovick. As a young adult she attended and was a member of Baptist Grove Church in Fuquay-Varina where she led the children’s choir and later became a member of Temple Baptist Church in Raleigh. Among her many jobs during her lifetime, she worked as a homemaker, farmer, a computer operator with EMC (Data General) in Apex, she was a seamstress for the shirt factory in Lillington, worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles, and also owned and managed her own rental properties. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, crocheting, cooking, painting and led the singing at Sunrise Senior Living when not playing Bingo.

Surviving include her son Michael Cotton and daughter-in-law, Bonnie of Zebulon; daughter, Myra Cotton Winders of Fuquay-Varina; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; brother R.L. Godwin and sister-in-law, Glenda; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 1:00-1:45 PM prior to the service at Rose and Graham Funeral Home.

Flowers are welcome; however, memorials may be sent to one’s favorite charity.

She will be missed by her family, friends, and caregivers. The family is very appreciative of the care and love she received by the staff at Sunrise Senior Living of Raleigh, NC.

In accordance with NC-COVID19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing guidelines.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.roseandgraham.com
Arrangement by Rose and Graham Funeral Home in Benson, NC.

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Friday, December 10, 2021

1:00 - 1:45pm (Eastern time)

Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Benson

301 W Main St, Benson, NC 27504

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Friday, December 10, 2021

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Rose & Graham Funeral Home Chapel, Benson

301 W Main St, Benson, NC 27504

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