Marie M. Greene, age 89, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was a native of Riceville, TN and a daughter of the late Hugh M. and Della M. Wilson Greene. Mrs. Greene retired from Levi Strauss as a supervisor. Marie was a member of Ninth Street Baptist Church where she taught children in the middle school Sunday school class, served on various committees and was a member of the Gleaners Sunday school class. Mrs. Greene was an avid gardener, loved her family and enjoyed butterflies. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ray in 1990, Sister Ina Bell and Brothers Virgil Greene and David Greene.
Marie M. Greene has left behind to cherish her memories:
Daughter: Miriam Bratcher and husband, Robert E. Bratcher, Jr. of Durham, NC;
Sister: Jean Campbell and husband, Tony of Riceville, TN;
Grandson: Robert E. Bratcher, III;
Several Nieces and Nephews, including her special niece, Becky Hall;
Special Family Friends: Sister-in-law: Norma Clark,
Ray and JoAnn White of Erwin,
Clellon and Jenna Hensley of Erwin;
Friend and Caretaker: Gertha Laws
A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 6:00 PM and continue until 7:30 PM on Friday, May 22, 2015 at Valley Funeral Home. The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Marie Greene in a funeral service to be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 23, 2015 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Dr. Alan Davis will officiate. Vocal selections will be provided by Janice Johnson. A committal service will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens on Saturday. Mrs. Greenes nephews will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers the family would like memorial donations be made to Ninth Street Baptist Church, 310 9th Street, Erwin, TN 37650 or to the American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Suite 102, Johnson City, TN 37601.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net. These arrangements were made especially for the family and friends of Marie M. Greene through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave, Erwin, 423-743-9187.