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In Memory of

David Green

June 30, 1928 - March 23, 2015

Obituary


Obituary
David Green was a unique man who leaves a wonderful legacy of service, love, commitment and faithfulness. He was loved by his family and friends and never ceased to share his wisdom with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and other surrogate young adults who adopted him as a father figure.
David began his journey in Monterey, Louisiana. He was born June 30, 1928 to Henry James Green and Lizzie Brown, who preceded him in death. He met and married Lillie Mae Jackson (deceased) and to this union a daughter, Cora Joan Esaline Green Lowkie...

Obituary
David Green was a unique man who leaves a wonderful legacy of service, love, commitment and faithfulness. He was loved by his family and friends and never ceased to share his wisdom with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and other surrogate young adults who adopted him as a father figure.
David began his journey in Monterey, Louisiana. He was born June 30, 1928 to Henry James Green and Lizzie Brown, who preceded him in death. He met and married Lillie Mae Jackson (deceased) and to this union a daughter, Cora Joan Esaline Green Lowkie (deceased), was born. In 1972, he was joined in marriage with Corine Jordan Green and helped to nurture and care for five (5) children: Michael Simmons (deceased), Carl Simmons, Carol Perry, Darryl Simmons, and Dorothy L. Blake.

David, at an early age, had a thirst for knowledge and he knew the key to fulfilling his quest was through books. He was a man of many trades, an avid reader and was a big influence on others becoming interested in books, especially his grandson, Bajaine Lowkie. David graduated from Los Angeles Adult School and went on to receive further training qualifying him to serve as an engineer at Rockwell International in Downey, California, and a Quality Manager at International Rectifer. He later left International Rectifer and established a janitorial business with his son and grandson working at his side. David and Corine relocated to North Las Vegas, Nevada to enjoy their retirement and he remained there until his departure.

A spirit of service defined David's life. He was committed to his wife and fully supported her work whether it was with Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority or other community endeavors. He personified the title of "Mr. Sigma Gamma Rho". He loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. David was a proud member of Victory Missionary Baptist Church in Las Vegas, Nevada and served diligently in the Host and Hostess ministry as an outstanding host.
He lived by the words of John Wesley:

Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as you can.

David Green held true to this adage until the end. He had wisdom like none other and it will live on in his children and grandchildren. His body has left our presence, but his soul remains in all that were touched by him. David leaves a legacy of wisdom, love and hope in his survivors, to include his wife, Corine Jordan Green; his children, Carol, Carl, Darryl and Dorothy; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, family, friends and loved ones.



When I Must Leave You

When I must leave you for a little while, please do not grieve and shed wild tears and hug your sorrow to you through the years, but start out bravely with a gallant smile; and for my sake and in my name live on and do all things the same. Feed not your loneliness on empty days, but fill each waking hour in useful ways. Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer and I in turn will comfort you and hold you near; and never, never be afraid to die, for I am waiting for you in the sky!