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Mount Zion Baptist Church
Saturday June 18th, 2022
12:30pm - 2:00pm

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Mount Zion Baptist Church
Saturday June 18th, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Willa Mae Greene

On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, Willa Mae Greene, age 84, a beautiful and kind lady who was a blessing to everyone that knew her, entered into her Glorious Heavenly home.
Mae was born May 12, 1938 in Jackson County to the late Cornelius Brooks and the late Leola Estes Brooks.
She retired from Buster Brown Textiles in Sylva and was a Charter Member of Mt Zion Baptist Church, where she was clerk for many years. Mae's strength and courage was an example for each of us to follow as she never gave up in her fight against heart failure. Let us think of Mae and remember that those we love can never be more than a thought away for as long as there's a memory they will live in our hearts to stay. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers; Bobby and Billy Brooks and baby sister Elenora Brooks. 
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 64 years and the love of her life, Clyde H. Greene of Barkers Creek
Two Daughters; Karen Greene of Whittier, NC and Kerri Abbott (Gary) of Franklin, TN
Two Grandchildren; Marissa Abbott of Atlanta, GA and Ryan Abbott of Nashville, TN
and a multitude of dear friends, and Clyde's family which were like her own.
Special niece Brenda Mathis (James), 2 cousins; Greg and Randy Brooks also survive 

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday June 18, 2022 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Pastor Tommy Ashe officiating. The family will be receiving friends from 12:30 till 2:00 pm prior to the Service at the Church. Burial will follow Services at Barkers Creek Cemetery
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Barkers Creek Cemetery, c/o Doris Brooks, Beech Tree Rd, Whittier, NC 28789

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A candle was lit in memory of Willa Greene

James Coleman Buchanan Aug 10 2022 10:02 AM

Kerri and family— we are so sorry for your loss. Your mother raised a wonderful daughter. She must have been so proud.

Lisa Evans Jun 24 2022 8:55 AM

Tonya and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Mae. We're sorry we were not able to attend the funeral since this is the first we had heard of her passing. We want to send our love and prayers to your family in this time of grief and celebration, as Aunt Mae is now marveling of the sights Heaven. If we can do anything for your family, please reach out to us. We love you all.

Grady Brooks Jun 21 2022 7:43 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Willa Greene

Dennis and Evelyn Burrell Jun 21 2022 7:31 AM

Karen & Family, so sorry for your loss. May GOD comfort all of you. I lost mine a year ago in March, never the same. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!! Debbie Smith Queen.

Deb Queen Jun 19 2022 7:33 PM

Heaven gained a beautiful angel! I am at a loss for words that would describe how much I have loved this kind and gentle soul! I spent many an evening on the bench in front of the fellowship hall with Mae and Myrtle Greene “catching up”…..such a carefree kinder time. My love to Clyde, Karen and Carrie. I, too, know how bad this hurts and am praying that our Heavenly Father will fill the awful void with His love. I know Melvin was awfully glad to see his friend. I can just hear them laughing!!

Kathy Barnes Jun 18 2022 5:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Willa Greene

Glenda Laminack I am sorry to hear about Mae. She was always so kind to me. Sending prayers for comfort. Jun 18 2022 12:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Willa Greene

Jeremy Stiles Jun 18 2022 11:43 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Willa Greene

Arthur and Diane Dillard Jun 18 2022 10:03 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Willa Greene

Thomas Coggins and family Jun 18 2022 9:42 AM

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