October 22, 2020

Miss Addison Aubrey Godbee

Thumbnail (2)On December 17, 2016, Addison Aubrey “Addy” Godbee, age 6, of Carrollton, Ga., ceased being an angel here on Earth and became an angel in Heaven after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Diagnosed with leukemia, Addy spent the past 15 months undergoing extensive treatment including chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant in August.

She faced every treatment and procedure with courage, sass and always a dazzling smile that captured the attention of many social media followers, most of whom she never had the chance to meet, who waited intently for regular updates by her large and devoted extended family and friends.

Many of the posted pictures during her treatment show her in her trademark pink cowgirl boots.

Addy was born in Carrollton, Ga., on July 16, 2010, to Amber Godbee (Mommy), who held Addy as she came into this world and as she left with Mike Bauer (Daddy).

She was a special birthday gift for her maternal grandfather, Donald Kerry Godbee Jr, who shared her birthday, and she grew up on his horse farm near Carrollton. She enjoyed helping him feed the horses, climbing among the bales of hay, chasing cats and chickens, and picking bouquets of wildflowers from the pastures.

She was captivating with her blonde curls, twinkling blue eyes and ever present smile. She loved playing with Barbies, Shopkins, Disney Princesses, Power Rangers, and enjoyed arts and crafts, and Girls’ Nights with her Mommy. She adopted her big brother Everett’s fascination with Minecraft, and her iPad helped her through the long days of hospitalization.

“Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift was her favorite song. She dreamed of being a nurse, teacher, fashion designer, gymnast and ballerina.

In the midst of her cancer treatment, Addy graduated from Mt. Zion Elementary School Kindergarten and claimed the 2016 Chicago Cubs World Series Win as her own after adopting her father’s favorite baseball team and cheering them on to victory from her hospital bed.

Family members and friends were tireless in their efforts to bring a smile to Addy’s face at every opportunity, from her maternal Uncle Stephen Godbee donning her superhero cape and inflating hospital gloves for a hospital bed-friendly game of volleyball to maternal Auntie Amanda Godbee buying matching outfits for special photo sessions and spa treatments with manicures and pedicures, to endless games of Go Fish and Candyland with family friend Lori Moore of New Orleans, La. and Great Aunt Cathy Helms, both of Dallas, Ga. and hospital corridor races with cousin Morgan Godbee of Carrollton, Ga.

Although very sick herself, Addy cared deeply for others and was always quick to pay compliments to those around her t let them know she thought they were pretty.

In addition to her parents and maternal grandfather, Addy is survived by her three brothers: Everett, Jacob and Asher. She loved them dearly and, when offered the fulfillment of special wishes during her illness, she always opted for ones that they could enjoy with her.

Other survivors include paternal grandparents: Laura Rohrer of New Orleans, Stephen Bauer and stepmom Karen of Chicago, Ill.; aunts and uncles: Denise Snelling of Dallas, Ga., Rachel Bauer of Chicago, Ill., Sara Taylor of New Orleans, La. , and Tony Bauer of Owatonna, Minn.; and numerous cousins, great aunts and uncles, including her caregiver and Great Aunt Debbie Godbee Bolding of Carrollton and her children, Bill and Morgan.

In keeping with the family’s wishes, the body will be cremated. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the new year.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com.

Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton, is handling arrangements.

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