Nancy Christine Godfrey, age 68, was surrounded by family as she unexpectedly left this world on August 24, 2021, to be with her beloved Jesus.
She lived a life of transformative grace. Every person that knew her was a witness to the transformative power of Jesus Christ in her. She lived a servant’s life and modeled a servant’s heart, not to only her family, whom she loved fiercely, but also to everyone she met. Her love and example always pointed everyone to Jesus, Who she faithfully served her entire life.
For some, she was the closest example of Jesus Christ’s unconditional love.
Nancy Christine Godfrey, daughter of the King, began her earthly existence on December 29th, 1952, as the daughter of Robert and Beatrice (Blair) Meek. She was the middle child of seven children and has become known as the glue that kept her family together. Nancy was the wife to the love of her life, Dennis, to whom she had been married for 50 years. She was a loving mother and best friend to her three children, Rachel, Christopher, David, and Tanya Blair, who she welcomed into her home and loved as her own. Nancy was also a devoted sister and unspoken matriarch to her family, a beloved aunt, and an amazing friend and mentor to anyone who would give her the opportunity to speak into their lives.
Nancy graduated from Donora High School and the Community College of Allegheny County, where she earned her nursing degree and spent the next 40 years working and serving her community as a registered nurse. She was very conscientious in serving her patients with dignity, respect, and true compassion and never missed the opportunity to share the center of what made her such an amazing nurse – her love and faith in her savior, Jesus Christ. Some of her nursing experiences included working at Mon Valley Hospital, Albert Gallatin Home Care, and UPMC Health Plan as a congestive heart failure case manager.
She was a loyal and founding member of the HOPE Church, where she could always be found up front, leading by example, worshipping her beloved Jesus. Her lifelong relationship with Jesus allowed her to have the wisdom and knowledge to speak into others lives, providing strength and answers to those she was ministering to and praying for. Her greatest joy was leading others in choosing to follow Jesus and then getting to sit back and watch as He transformed their lives. This led her to co-find the ministry known as Rivers of Healing Ministries with her husband and daughter. She found such great joy in praying for others and teaching others how to pray for those who were sick and/or struggling with life’s trials.
Nancy is survived by her husband Dennis, her children, Rachel Lynn, Christopher Michael, David Vincent, and Tanya Blair, her brothers Daniel (Susan) Meek, Philip (Jill) Meek, Jonathan Meek, and her sister Rebecca (David) Loving, not to mention numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Vicki Johnson, and her brother Robbie Meek.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Shrock-Hogan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 226 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, PA 15022, 724-483-2911. Pastor Jeffrey Marton of the HOPE Church will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the HOPE Church Building Fund in Nancy’s Honor, a cause that held a very special place in Nancy’s heart.
Visitation will be on Saturday, September 4th, at Nancy’s second favorite place to be: the HOPE Church, 813 Fayette Ave., Belle Vernon, PA from 10am to 12pm. A Celebration of life will also be held at the HOPE Church on Saturday, September 4th at 12pm, followed by a private interment at Mon Valley Memorial Park. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schrock-hogan.com