Terance Maceo Godfrey

April 10, 2021

Terance Maceo Godfrey was born May 30, 1962 in Chesapeake, VA, at DePaul Hospital. He was the firstborn child to his parents, Miles Maceo and Jacqueline Elliott Godfrey. He attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help for elementary and middle school. For high school he attended Archbishop Carroll High School from the ninth to eleventh grade, but graduated from Ballou High School in Washington, DC in 1980. He also attended the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and studied Computer Programming at Yorktown Business Institute. With his soul at peace and his mind on the Lord, Terance left his earthly body on April 1st, 2021, in Waldorf, Maryland.

At an early age, Terance, or Terry, as his family more commonly referred to him, had a fiery passion for martial arts that he kept his entire life. His favorite fight movies starred his hero, the famous Bruce Lee. He enjoyed the art of fighting and trained so much in fact, he used to routinely call himself “The Black Bruce Lee”! He passed this love and discipline on to his three sons, Terance (Tee) II, Timothy and Thaddeus.

He had a plethora of jobs, ranging from a driving instructor with Easy Method Driving School, to a carrier with the United States Postal Service (USPS). But he eventually dedicated 22 years of service to Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA). He drove buses and operated the trains many of us have ridden on countless times. His last position was Station Manager at Courthouse Metro Station. He had many friends with the WMATA family, and they would agree that he would greet everyone with a smile and a “Hey! How you doin’?”

Terance was truly a man full of life. He was known and will be remembered for his smile, booming voice and an equally booming charismatic personality! Whenever the energy was down in the room, he brought it back up with laughter. Forever the joker, he would always give the people in his family and those he met in life a funny or cool nickname, and the names would always stick! Some would say he had an infectious sense of humor!

Above all things, Terance loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He shared his faith with his family and countless people he encountered on and off his job. Every morning and every night he would read his bible, specifically his favorite verse, Psalms 91. A man dedicated to the Lord, his faith is the reason his glorified body is perfect and without pain now. For eternity, Terance will be at peace and never shed another tear. Those he left behind will miss him dearly, but he will see us in but a moment.

He is survived in life by his father Miles Maceo Godfrey (Clinton, MD) and mother, Jacqueline Elliott Godfrey (Bryans Road, MD), four children: Tamara Noel (Brent) (Austin, TX) Terance Maceo Godfrey II, (Ft. Washington, MD) Timothy John Godfrey (Oxon Hill, MD), and Thaddeus Michael Godfrey (Waldorf, MD); one sister, Sonya Brown (Errol) (Waldorf, MD), two beautiful granddaughters Elise and Faith; four nephews, Austin Brown, Devin Godfrey, Matthew Brown, and Michael Brown, and one niece, Tierra Brown; along with a host of cousins, extended family and close friends. Terry was preceded in death by his younger brother, Christopher.

Family and Friends will unite on Monday, April 12, at the Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Road in Waldorf, MD at 9:00am until hour of service at 10:00am. Interment will follow at Heritage Memorial Cemetery in Waldorf, MD.

Celebration of Life for Terance M. Godfrey