Ralph Ronald Godsey

March 28, 1938-October 19, 2021

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord and he delights in his way.

Psalm 37:23

Ralph Ronald Godsey was born in Baltimore, Maryland on March 28, 1938, one of seven of the late Earl and Ella Godsey.  After a lengthy illness, he went home to be with Lord.

Ralph was educated in the Baltimore City School system.  He graduated from Dunbar Senior High School in February, 1956.  Upon completion of high school, he joined the Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1963 after six years of service.

After leaving the Marine Corps, Ralph was employed at the American Smelting Company and afterwards worked for the Lever Brothers, now known as Unilever, a company which makes soap, beauty and food products.  He retired from this company in 1997.

Ralph was blessed to have found a compassionate woman of unfailing faith in Maudestine McLeod and joined her in holy matrimony on August 22, 1963 and enjoyed fifty-eight years of wedded bliss.

This model couple were blessed with two strong sons, Ronald and Brian, who saw their father as a hardworking provider.  He made sure that they attended college and did something meaningful in their lives. Ronald is now a property manager/entrepreneur and Brian is a network administrator.

The Godseys inspired others to love better as they opened their hearts to serve God and other people.  It is because this that the family is asking for your support for the Children’s Home.  Ralph loved his kids and grandkids dearly.  Helping other kids thrive would warm his spirit.

Having lived a life full of laughter and joy, Ralph’s life was a testament to the scripture in Proverbs 17:22 that reads “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.”  Ralph was known to laugh out loud in church or at some other quiet function.  He was usually joyful, pleasant and outgoing, and was always happy to see you.

Ralph was preceded in death by three brothers: Roy Godsey, Robert Godsey, and Richard Godsey; two sisters: Ardena Wellington and Regina Godsey.

He leaves to mourn his loss: a devoted wife, Maudestine; two faithful sons: Ronald (Cheryl) and Brian (Jeanelle); four granddaughters: Jader, Mayah, Kaia and little Journey Lynn; one grandson, Mason; one brother, Raymond (Gloria); one sister-in-law, Bettye McLeod and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

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When you give to The Children’s Home, you help us meet the needs of vulnerable kids from across Maryland by giving them a safe and caring environment. With your help, The Children’s Home can continue to offer high-quality services to the kids who need them most.

Whether it is to support therapeutic services, arts & recreation, life skills, or general support, we will make sure your donation helps the kids in our care to SHINE.

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Welcome to https://www.thechildrenshome.net/ (the “Site”).We understand that privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to those users of the Site (“Visitors”) who visit without transacting business and Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by The Children’s Home (collectively, “Services”) (“Authorized Customers”).

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refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, and credit card information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.

What Personally Identifiable Information is collected?

We may collect basic user profile information from all of our Visitors. We collect the following additional information from our Authorized Customers: the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of Authorized Customers, the nature and size of the business, and the nature and size of the advertising inventory that the Authorized Customer intends to purchase or sell.

What organizations are collecting the information?

In addition to our direct collection of information, our third party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow services may collect this information from our Visitors and Authorized Customers. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use personal information provided to them from Visitors and Authorized Customers. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them.

How does the Site use Personally Identifiable Information?

We use Personally Identifiable Information to customize the Site, to make appropriate service offerings, and to fulfill buying and selling requests on the Site. We may email Visitors and Authorized Customers about research or purchase and selling opportunities on the Site or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to contact Visitors and Authorized Customers in response to specific inquiries, or to provide requested information.

With whom may the information may be shared?

Personally Identifiable Information about Authorized Customers may be shared with other Authorized Customers who wish to evaluate potential transactions with other Authorized Customers. We may share aggregated information about our Visitors, including the demographics of our Visitors and Authorized Customers, with our affiliated agencies and third party vendors. We also offer the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving information or being contacted by us or by any agency acting on our behalf.

How is Personally Identifiable Information stored?

Personally Identifiable Information collected by The Children’s Home  is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees of The Children’s Homeexcept for use as indicated above.

What choices are available to Visitors regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?

Visitors and Authorized Customers may opt out of receiving unsolicited information from or being contacted by us and/or our vendors and affiliated agencies by responding to emails as instructed, or by contacting us.

Are Cookies Used on the Site?

Cookies are used for a variety of reasons. We use Cookies to obtain information about the preferences of our Visitors and the services they select. We also use Cookies for security purposes to protect our Authorized Customers. For example, if an Authorized Customer is logged on and the site is unused for more than 10 minutes, we will automatically log the Authorized Customer off.

How does The Children’s Home use login information?

The Children’s Home uses login information, including, but not limited to, IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user’s movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.

What partners or service providers have access to Personally Identifiable Information from Visitors and/or Authorized Customers on the Site?

The Children’s Home has entered into and will continue to enter into partnerships and other affiliations with a number of vendors. Such vendors may have access to certain Personally Identifiable Information on a need to know basis for evaluating Authorized Customers for service eligibility. Our privacy policy does not cover their collection or use of this information. Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to comply with law. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to comply with a court order or subpoena or a request from a law enforcement agency to release information. We will also disclose Personally Identifiable Information when reasonably necessary to protect the safety of our Visitors and Authorized Customers.

How does the Site keep Personally Identifiable Information secure?

All of our employees are familiar with our security policy and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of our Visitors and Authorized Customers is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. Sensitive information, such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, is protected by encryption protocols, in place to protect information sent over the Internet. While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors or Authorized Customers for any such occurrences.

How can Visitors correct any inaccuracies in Personally Identifiable Information?

Visitors and Authorized Customers may contact us to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies by emailing us at info@thechildrenshome.net

Can a Visitor delete or deactivate Personally Identifiable Information collected by the Site?

We provide Visitors and Authorized Customers with a mechanism to delete/deactivate Personally Identifiable Information from the Site’s database by contacting . However, because of backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to delete a Visitor’s entry without retaining some residual information. An individual who requests to have Personally Identifiable Information deactivated will have this information functionally deleted, and we will not sell, transfer, or use Personally Identifiable Information relating to that individual in any way moving forward.

What happens if the Privacy Policy Changes?

We will let our Visitors and Authorized Customers know about changes to our privacy policy by posting such changes on the Site. However, if we are changing our privacy policy in a manner that might cause disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information that a Visitor or Authorized Customer has previously requested not be disclosed, we will contact such Visitor or Authorized Customer to allow such Visitor or Authorized Customer to prevent such disclosure.


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