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Mary Green

On September 2, 1927 Mary Elizabeth Roney was born to Flora Ellis Roney and Walter Roney. She was a beloved first child. Mary was educated in the public schools of Nashville and Davidson County. As a young woman she worked as a receptionist and laboratory assistant for several physicians in Nashville. In her later years she worked at The Children’s Corner Childcare Center.

As a follower of Christ, Mary joined the congregation of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church where she met and married her greatest admirer, Henry L. Green. Their union would last more than 60 years. After marriage, Mary’s occupation was wife and mother. Indeed Mary was the “Chief Operating Officer” of the Green family. While Henry worked diligently to provide for his family, Mary spent countless hours serving as motivator, educator, nurturer and coach to their three daughters.

Those of us who call her “Mama” have indelible memories of her driving us to practices, helping with homework and school projects, serving as the PTA Secretary and Room Mother for several years. There was no task too great or too small for Mama. Once she even organized a benefit carnival for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Mama recruited several parents from the neighborhood and let our backyard be transformed into “carnival central “ as we raised money to help children who were living with the disease. This event was covered as a feature story on WTVF, Channel 5.

As a single woman, Mary was a go-getter and enjoyed traveling with her friends. Becoming a wife and mother did not change that fact. Her family enjoyed many summer vacations visiting out-of-state relatives and friends. Mary and her girls spent countless hours exploring New York City, Washington D. C., Birmingham, New Orleans and the “Spa Capitol of the South”, Hot Springs, Arkansas. Those are memories that we all treasure. When granddaughter Tameka married and moved to Mexico City, Mama did not hesitate to venture beyond this country’s borders to visit her “little granddaughter”.

As a member of Faith United Missionary Baptist Church, Mary was selected to serve on the Mothers and Deaconess Board. She enjoyed being a member of the Faithful Ladies Auxiliary and the Missionary Society. Mary took her faith seriously and engaged in hours of Bible study as well as Bible class. She regularly took part in religious education seminars sponsored by various faith-centered organizations.

Mary leaves to cherish her memory daughters Stephanie, Lynn, Kimberly and stepson Kenneth, grandchildren Tameka, Chancellor, K’Mya and Kristian, great-grandchildren Zakariya, Joshua, Ava and Kimmy. Her niece JoAnn and nephews James and Charles will also mourn her passing. Mary enjoyed a life filled with warm relationships and will be greatly missed by many other relatives, church members, neighbors, friends and her very devoted caregiver, Tonya Holt. Viewing Sunday November 21, 2021, 2-4. Visitation Monday, November 22, 2021, 10-11 with funeral to follow at funeral home. Burial in Harpeth Hills Cemetery.

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To the Green Family:
We take this time to express our personal condolences to the family of Mary Green. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this hour of great sadness. To all grieving hearts , we encourage all to please draw comfort from this loving promise from God where He assures our grieving hearts that our love ones have the hope of standing up in life again. Our Creator continues to remind up that the resurrection of life will certainly take place. In fact God has taken the time to preserved thin loving promise so that all can read for themselves. The promise is recorded at John 5:28-29. The promise states that God would call to those in the grave to stand up in life. In fact, from the wording of these verses God is giving us His personal guarantee that the resurrection of life would take take. Just imagine how those who have fallen asleep in death would benefit from this wonderful arrangement. This is just one of the many promises that God takes the time to make known to His earthly family. All of thee promises are a part of the Good News that is being shared with people from around the world. Then in God's love, He takes the time to preserve nine accounts in the Bible that speaks about this loving promise from God. There are nine accounts in the Bible that speaks about this loving provision. that is recorded in the Bible. Here is just one such example that is recorded at Acts 9:36-42. I hope that all will get a chance to see how these verses apply to Mary, and a great host of others who await their personal awakening from the deep sleep of death. In closing we say to all to please keep this promise of God near your hearts at all times. Remember that when God makes a promise, it becomes reality. For it is impossible for God to lie.( Titus 1:2)

Albert Caldwell Jr Nov 22 2021 10:33 AM

May God give yo u strength through this difficult time. Trust in God for His g race is sufficient.

Zona Watkins Nov 21 2021 11:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Green

Darwin and Gilda Cornell Nov 21 2021 8:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Green

Roxanne Ross Nov 21 2021 8:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Green

Suzanne Sanders Nov 21 2021 4:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Green

Ruth Byrdsong Nov 21 2021 1:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Green

Kowsar Issak Nov 21 2021 10:54 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Green

Jena Boyd Colvin Nov 21 2021 10:31 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Green

Sherlene Fry Nov 20 2021 5:23 PM

To the family my heart is saddened also for your lost is Heaven Gain , she\'s in a better state now being with the Lord Jesus Christ, so keep her in your memories and she\'ll always be with you. Cousin I\'m praying for you all

Emanuel Lewis Nov 20 2021 3:07 PM