"May The Work I've Done, Speak For Me."
Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Green was born February 6, 1933 in Charleston, South Carolina. She was the youngest child of 3 born to the late Moses Smalls, Sr., and Victoria White. She was called home to eternal rest on Friday April 16, 2021.
Elizabeth “Lizzie” received her education from the Charleston County School System. After graduation she moved to Jacksonboro where she later met the love of her life Mr. Henry Lee Green, they were joined in holy matrimony on December 13, 1959. To this union 7 children were born. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Henry Lee Green of 61 years and three children: Benjamin Smalls, Therion Green and Viola Bowman and a brother Ernest Gilliard and a sister Evelina W Moultrie.
She loved working for the Lord. She joined Calvary AME Church at a pivotal time in her life. In the church she served faithfully as The Head Usher until her health failed. Sister Lizzie was bestowed with the honor of being called one of the Mothers of the Church, she was highly respected, loved and admired by many. Mother Green was also known as “Sporty” for her sense of style and her no nonsense attitude.
Elizabeth “Lizzie” valued family not only was she an amazing wife and mother, but she was also an amazing Aunt, Sister, grandmother, and great grandmother. She dedicated her life to her family. She was a caregiver to her husband for 11 years. She will truly be missed; she was the cornerstone and true meaning of matriarch in our family. She raised her children to always stick together, her famous words were “when one hurts, we all hurt.” She genuinely loved us all unconditionally and we will all be forever grateful for every lesson taught and every lesson learned.
Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” leaves to cherish her memories: three sons, Jerome, Henry “Gil” (Dedra), Bernard (Vanessa), and one daughter Nicole M. Green-Goins (Robert); Adopted daughter, Annette Garrett (Max) Woodbridge, VA.; One sister; Stella Moultrie, one son-in-law, Roosevelt Bowman II. Granddaughters, Victoria, Ashley, Cherquan, Neeti, Dakeesia, Ali, Nichelle, Nyah, Benzina. Grandsons: Roosevelt (Molly), Norris, Spencer, Quentin, Brandon, Jamel, 20 great grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. A host of relatives including in-laws and nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends special niece, Teresa Gilliard who loved her dearly.
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Please leave the Family a note of Condolence, light a candle of remembrance, or order a floral remembrance piece. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whether I go ye know, and the way ye know. John 14:1-4
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