Alta LaVerne ‘Tina’ Godfrey Renfrow, 79, wonderful cook who dazzled loved ones during the holidays

Alta LaVerne ‘Tina’ Godfrey Renfrow

WILMINGTON — Alta LaVerne “Tina” Godfrey Renfrow, 79, passed away Monday, May 17, 2021, at New Hanover County Regional Medical Center.

Tina was born Feb. 23, 1942, in Palatka, Florida, to the late Harry Everett and Ola Mae.

She lived in Selma, North Carolina, and married Marvin Renfrow. Tina was a graduate of Barton College and Campbell University, where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Business. She retired from the State Department of Insurance as an auditor.

Tina was a devout Christian and a longtime active member at Branch Chapel Church in Selma. She was involved in many various activities in the church, including numerous bible studies. She loved to travel and shop. After retirement, she took many cruises all over the world, some for a week or two, and others for a few months at a time. Tina was a wonderful cook, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas, when she would prepare a feast for more than 20 family members.

Tina is survived by her daughters, Kathy Walker, R.N., (Hank) of Wilmington, Sherry Watkins of Smithfield and Tracy Fitzgerald of Pine Level; son, Ron Taylor of Wilson; brother, Gilbert Godfrey (Ellen) of Jacksonville, Florida; sister, Opie Gunter of Interlachen, Florida; grandchildren, Kenny Watkins, great-granddaughter, Gracie, of Selma, Simon, Nate and Andrew Fitzgerald of Pine Level, Melissa Van der Helm and Scott Taylor of Johnston County, John Cosgrove (Stacie), great-granddaughters, Jada and River, and Erica Wilson (Brandon) and great-granddaughters, Bella and Kinsley, Michele Walker and Christie Webb (Leah), all from Wilmington; and her special poodle, Pippi.

In addition to her parents, Tina was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Renfrow; and several brothers and sisters.

The family will receive visitors at noon, Friday, May 21, at Branch Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 7438 NC-96 N., Selma. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Branch Chapel Free Will Baptist Church 7438 NC-96 N., Selma, NC 27576.

Share online condolences with the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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