Robert Lee Greene

May 20, 1933 ~ August 29, 2020 (age 87)


We give thanks for the life of Robert Lee Greene who entered eternal rest Saturday, August 29, 2020. He was born May 20, 1933, in Montgomery County, North Carolina and was the son of the late Ruben Carl and Ethel Mae “Green” Greene. Robert was always impeccably dressed and quite the gentleman. He exuded kindness and confidence. When tomorrow starts without his light shining brightly, he will be remembered for a life loved and well-lived. We will miss him dearly.

Robert was educated in the Montgomery County public schools. He was employed with Coca-Cola Bottling Company, retiring with over thirty years of dedicated service.

He and his family were life-long members of Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (Pee Dee Community), Mount Gilead, North Carolina. There he enjoyed many spirited services and was a former member of the Trustee Board where he served as treasurer. In his leisure, he enjoyed gardening and spending time with family. One of his favorite hobbies was ensuring that his cars, especially his antique truck, was maintained, cleaned, and functioning in mint condition. Robert was health conscious and could be seen often walking. He prided himself in being well informed and kept abreast of current events and matters going on in the world. His favorite news program was the Cable News Network (CNN).

His wife, Johnnie Mae Lilly Greene; and his sisters: Lena Mae Watkins, Bessie Ewing, and Katie Lee Green, preceded him in death.

Robert is survived by his loving family who will cherish and remember his kind deeds, warmth, and generosity. Those who survive are: his son, Barry (Patricia) Greene, Charlotte, North Carolina; daughters: Lorra G. Lilly and Sandra Greene, both of Albemarle, North Carolina; grandchildren: Terrell Williams, Amethyst Greene, Carmi Greene, Tomesia Courtney, Saleeka Greene, and Shontez Greene; ten great grandchildren; sisters: Georgette Lilly, Mt. Gilead, Blanche Rush, Albemarle and Viola McAuley, Mt. Gilead; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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September 2, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Kelsey Funeral Home
217 T. E. White Sr. Dr.
Albemarle, NC 28001

Funeral Service
September 3, 2020

12:00 PM
Mt. Zion AME Zion Church (Pee Dee)
6748 North Carolina 73
Mt. Gilead, NC 27306

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