Augustine Clora Barton Green
Augustine Clora Barton Green was born on September 18, 1945 and departed this life on Wednesday morning, May 4, 2022. Her parents, Johnnie James Barton Sr. and Bessie Barton, as well as her older sister (Hattie Barton) and two brothers (her twin Oscar Barton and older brother Johnnie James Barton Jr.) preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her dear friends Edwina Epps, Patricia Smith and Valencia Wade.
She was a graduate of Pearl High School, and later attended Tennessee State University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, followed by a Master of Science Degree in Education. Not satisfied, she obtained an additional 40+ hours in Education.
Augustine was married to her devoted husband, Gene Green for 46 years. This union was blessed with a daughter, Amissa Giovanna Green, and a son, Ginton Mason Green (Erin Green).
“Stine,” as her family affectionately called her, joined Community Baptist Church as a young child. She later joined Pleasant Green Baptist Church where she continued her devotion and service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Upon her marriage to Gene, she was baptized and added to Schrader Lane Church of Christ to work in the vineyard with him.
She was employed by Metro Nashville Board of Education, where she was a devoted classroom teacher (and later a consulting teacher) serving the children of Nashville for almost 40 years and being awarded Teacher of the Year.
Augustine like to plant flowers, go for walks for exercise, participate in the Hadley Park water aerobics and senior line dance class, spend time with family at various gatherings, attend TSU football games, and volunteer before her health declined. She was committed to her community as a dedicated Girl Scout Leader tutoring students in need of academic support. At Schrader Lane Church of Christ, she cared for babies in the nursery, served as a teacher in the “SEED” summer program, a Sunday School teacher, an active member of LACE and a Caller for the Eaton’s Creek Zone.
Augustine is survived by her husband- Gene Green; daughter – Amissa Green; son – Ginton Mason Green (Erin Green); grandsons – Keelan Green and Dante Guerrier; sisters – Madeline Barton and Beverly Barton; devoted sister-in-law- Jeanetta Green; nieces – Kimberly Rankins (Darryl Rankins), Davida Majors, Lyndell Edmonson (Carl Edmonson); nephews – Anthony Barton (NaTasha Barton), Johnnie James Barton III, Perry Green; great-nieces and nephews – Tyquenta Keys, Anthony Barton Jr, Brandon Barton, Joshua Barton, and Caleb Majors; great-great nieces and nephews – De’Sean Keys, De’Layna Keys, and Alyssia Curry; devoted cousins Betty Jean Barnett, Wesley Biles, Ernest Biles (Alean Biles) and numerous extended family members and loving friends such as Rebecca Martin, Myra Harding and Mattie Lou McCoy.
Public viewing will take place on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 12 pm to 6 pm at the Terrell Broady Funeral Home, 3855 Clarksville Pike, Nashville, TN 37218. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, May 13, 2022. Visitation will begin at 10 am with service to follow at 11 am at the Schrader Lane Church of Christ, 1234 Schrader Lane, Nashville, TN 37208.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Parkinson’s Research Foundation, 5669 Cattleridge Blvd, Ste. 100, Sarasota, FL 34232 or to the David Jones Jr. Assisted Living Center, P.O. Box 281048, Nashville, TN 37228.