Mrs. Virginia R. Martin Greene, 82, of Holly Hill, South Carolina, transitioned on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at her residence. Please adhere to all Covid-19 precautions when visiting the family and funeral home. Masks are required.
Virginia R. Martin Greene Life Reflections
“She was clothed with strength and dignity; she could laugh at the days to come. She spoke with wisdom, and faithful instructions were on her tongue. She watched over the affairs of her household and did not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praised her. Many women do noble things, but she surpassed them all”
Virginia Ruth Martin Green was born May 7, 1940, to the late Willie and Ruth Martin. She is the third child of eleven siblings.
Her grade school years were spent serving in her community and matriculating through the Orangeburg County school system. As a student, she was an active marching band member and a novice baker and seamstress. During this time, she met and was courted by the love of her life, Daniel Green. The two were joined in holy matrimony on July 9, 1958.
Early in their marriage, the couple relocated to New York, where they started a family and nested for ten years. To this union, four beautiful children would eventually be born. The family later returned to South Carolina in 1968. Upon their return, Virginia continued her schooling and became a proud graduate of Roberts High School class of 1969.
Even as a doting wife and devoted mother, Virginia also worked and served her community. She was gainfully employed for 20 years at Skyline LTD until its closing, and she taught quilting at the Vance Community Center. In addition, Virginia’s highly sought-after baking and revered skills as a seamstress helped to support her family and the surrounding community. As a lifetime member of Bethel AME Church, she was an active Steward who tirelessly served through the Meals on Wheels ministry.
As a wife, mother, grandmother, sibling, aunt, neighbor, and friend, Virginia will forever be cherished for her quick wit, welcoming spirit, and infectious laugh. Though short in stature, her impact was mighty. Virginia’s love, tenacity, and sacrifice span far beyond her natural reach and will remain engrained in the hearts and actions of her family and friends for generations to come.
Virginia entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Green, granddaughter, Candice D Davis; great-grandson, Demondrae Benjamin; brothers: Charles and Paul Martin and Arthur White; sisters: Mildred M. Riley and Cynthia James; brothers-in-law: Mitchum Banks, Frank Riley Jr.; and sister-in-law, Betty L. Martin.
Left to cherish fond memories are four children, Loretta (James) Sparrow of White Plains, MD, Jennifer Greene and Michelle (Johnny) Davis of Holly Hill, SC, and Daniel (Gianni) Greene, Jr of Durham, NC; grandchildren, Sheron (Ruthie) Randolph, Collin Randolph, Jonte’ Davis, Aaron Watson all of Holly Hill, SC, Jabarus Davis of Palmetto, GA., Traequon Johnson of White Plains, MD, Vincent Greene of Bowman, SC and Kevin Davis of Santee, SC; great-grandchildren, Co’lik Randolph, Kemari Davis, Sheron Randolph, CaRon Randolph, Landyn Sweatman, Sariyah Randolph, Caedince Green, Mason Randolph, and Ahmir Green; siblings Jeanette M. Banks, of Holly Hill, SC, and Brenda K. Martin of Columbia, SC; brothers: James (Celia) Martin of St. Petersburg, FL, William (Gloria) Martin, and Donell (Joyce) Martin of Holly Hill, SC; Sisters-in-Law, Theresa R. Martin, Gracie White, Hannah (Paul) Jenkins, Shirley Sumpter, Betty Grant, Lou Ella Turner, Dorothy Rush, Marie Green, Denise Wigfall Savannah Green, Carrie Green, Mary Murray, and Rosa Capers; brother-in-law: Harry (Leila) Green, Joseph James; a special caregiver, Carlethia Sumpter and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
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