October 29, 2020 ~ October 29, 2020

Born in: Georgia
Resided in: Georgia

Grant and Mary-Drayton Godbee of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2020.

Grant is survived by his parents, David & Kim Godbee; brother, Blake Godbee; sister-in-law, Daniela Godbee; niece, Maya Godbee; nephew, Jax Godbee; sister, Taylor Robson; brother-in-law, Graham Robson; nephew, Arthur Robson; grandparents, Ann (GG) England, Robert & Barbara Godbee. Mary is survived by her parents, David & Susan Pence; sister, Anna Tanner; brother-in-law, Grafton Tanner; sister, Lily Pence; grandmother, Betsy Dodds; grandfather, James Worth Pence, Jr

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 12Stone Church- Lawrenceville Campus, 1322 Buford Drive Lawrenceville, GA 30043. Pastor Reed Moore will officiate. It is mandatory that masks are worn during the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to FRVR FREEs non-profit, The 501 Exchange Co. where Grant and Mary-Drayton spent endless hours and energy serving wholeheartedly. FRVR FREE exists to love God, receive His freedom, and give it away through worship gatherings and discipleship in the greater Atlanta area. Donations can be sent through their website at www.the501exchange.com/donate.

Arrangements by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.



Memorial Service: November 7, 2020 11:00 am - November 7, 2020 12:00 pm

12Stone Central Campus
1322 Buford Drive
Lawrenceville, GA


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  1. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the families. We are grateful for the friendship and influence of Mary Drayton on the life of our kids. Caleb loved her very much.

  2. My sincere condolences and I pray that God’s love engulfs and comforts the families during this time of bereavement. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the families. We are truly grateful for the influence and friendship of Grant and Mary on our sons life. Alex will miss you both very much. Keeping you all in our prayers.

  4. We are thinking of you with caring and heartfelt sympathy. Keeping you in our hearts and prayers.

  5. We are so saddened by your loss. Many prayers for the Lord’s comfort and healing for your broken hearts.
    Jonathan & Kim Vaughn

  6. CandleImageOur hearts are heavy for this loss. We are praying you receive the strength and support you need through this difficult time. Please know you have a strong support system that would do anything to help.

  7. CandleImageMary-Drayton was a stellar intern at the University of Georgia Press during her last semesters of college. Talented, diligent, lovely, sweet—she was a delight and an asset. I’m brokenhearted for her family and friends. Godspeed Mary-Drayton and Grant.

  8. CandleImageOur heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to both families. May our Lord bless and comfort your families during this time of grief.

    “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” -Helen Keller

  9. My thoughts & prayers are with both families and all the friends of these two young people. Their lives were cut short, but God has a plan that we do not know. We have all been blessed to have had them in our lives.

  10. CandleImageNo, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take.
    The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.
    White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.

  11. David I pray the peace of God that passes all understanding be with your family right now I love you my friend and please know that we are all praying for you and are here whenever you need anything

  12. CandleImagePrayers go out to both families. Both Grant and Mary were positive influences to our kids at Gwinnett Church. We pray for God’s peace to be with both families during these difficult times.

  13. CandleImageI weave a silence on to my lips
    I weave a silence into my mind
    I weave a silence within my heart
    I close my ears to distractions
    I close my eyes to attractions
    I close my heart to temptations
    Calm me as You stilled the storm
    Still me, keep me from harm
    Let all the tumult within me cease
    Enfold me, Beloved, in your peace.

    ~ from THE EDGE OF GLORY by David Adam

  14. CandleImageDavid – Our prayers are with your family during these tough times. Please know that if you need anything, don’t hesitate to reach out. Much love to your family.

  15. CandleImageOur deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the families. May God comfort you during these times, help you heal, and guide you to peace.

  16. Mary Drayton was a wonderful person to work with — talented, genuine, and hard-working. I am thankful that I had the chance to get to know her and am sorry to learn of this loss. My deepest sympathies go out to both families and all of their friends.

  17. CandleImageWe are so sad to hear about Grant and his wife, Mary. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you all. We send all of our thoughts and love to the families.

    Joel, Anne, Randi (Brian), and Michael (Haley)

  18. CandleImageOur sincere condolences to the families grieving the unthinkable loss of such young and promising loved ones.
    May their memory inspire those left behind to make their days count.

  19. CandleImageWe are praying deeply for you that God will provide some means of dealing with this and that your faith in Christ will deliver comfort. We will continue to pray for you as we do believe that is the most powerful thing that we can do and trust that your close friends and family will provide some level of comfort. Our hearts are with you.

  20. CandleImageOur hearts are heavy for your beautiful family. Hope and strength is in our Jesus. Our prayers and love are with you.

  21. We are so sorry for this great loss. Unimaginable. We will pray continually.
    Allison and Rob Holley, Walker Holley, Alina Holley

  22. CandleImageI know I haven’t got to know them for long, but I know they were wonderful people. We are sorry for this loss. Heaven has gain two great angels and they will continue to watch over you guys. Prayers will be endless.
    Cynthia M.

  23. Wow there are no words that can make this not hurt! We can only be comforted in the knowledge that they are in the arms of Jesus and that we will one day see them again. Our hearts are grieved for your immense loss!

  24. Mary Drayton was a wonderful blessing to our family. She babysat our son, Isaac and he adored her. We were so warmed by her generous heart, artistic talent, and beautiful spirit. Our prayers are with your family as we grieve deeply for and with you.
    In love and deepest sympathy,
    Dustin and Katie Britt

  25. David, we’re very saddened by your loss. We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. Our prayers and blessings are with you.

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