Edward Earl Green

October 31, 1934 - October 27, 2010
Edward Earl Green

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Edward Earl Green Sr.

Edward Earl Green Sr. of Delco, NC, died Wednesday, October 27, 2010, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Wilmington, NC, on October 31, 1934, the son of the late Bennie and Mary (Sullivan) Green and was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ann Whitworth and Jean Henderson, a brother, Bennie Green Jr. and a grandson, Austin Ryan Green.

A loving husband with 46 years of marriage to his wife Carolyn, he was a father, grandfather, and great grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing and searching for treasures with his metal detector.

Mr. Green was a brick mason with over 50 years of service to the community and was a member of the Delco Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.

Surviving besides his wife Carolyn are: two sons, Edward Earl Green Jr. of Delco, NC and Bennie Ray Green of Leland, NC, two daughters, Deborah Carol Green of Wilmington, NC and Deborah McConnell and husband Brian of Centennial, CO, two sisters, Lillie Mae Howell and husband Charles of Charleston, SC and Christine Wiggins and husband Bryan of Holden Beach, NC, a brother, William Green and wife Edna of Brevard, NC, five grandchildren, Christopher Earl Green, Kathleen Carol Skipper, Samantha Adele Stallings, Elizabeth Grace Stallings, Cameron Ray Green, and five great grandchildren, Destiny Sellers, Hayley Green, Zachary Skipper, Allana Graham, and Brooklyn Stallings.

Funeral services will be conducted 11am Saturday, October 30, 2010, at Delco Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 283 Kaiser Road, Delco, NC by the Rev. Michael Owens. Burial will follow in Delco Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 – 8:30 pm on Friday, October 29, 2010, at the home of William and Sue Skipper and one hour prior to the service at Delco Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church

Pallbearers will be Christopher Green, Donald Harker, William Skipper, Charles Howell, Dana Skipper, and Kenneth Skipper.

A service of Village Road Memorial Chapel of Leland, Leland, NC

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  • October 29, 2010
    Deborah Coleen Green - McConnell says:
    Though miles and circumstances separated us, the times we shared together were choice and sweet. You are remembered for the joy you brought into our family in our visits: walking on the beach, eating oysters and biscuits, playing catch with our children, and building a loving relationship of trust. Till we meet again, A loving daughter, Deborah Coleen Green-McConnell and her husband Brian, our six children (Laura Jean, Karen Elaine, Amanda Leigh, Kathryn Marie, Barrett James and Bradford Cole), and our twenty grandchildren.

  • October 29, 2010
    Judy Hobbs Crisco says:
    I'm so sorry to hear about Edward, we were cousin's. My Mom was Helen Hobbs, she was Uncle Bennie's niece. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  • October 30, 2010
    Mandy McConnell-Wright says:
    Although many miles and certain circumstances made it to where we could not have a relationship with him, I will forever cherish him as my grandfather. He is survived by me (his grand daughter) and my 8 children (his great grandchildren - Jarom, Joshua, Brittany, Jonathan, Logan, Emma, Myra, and Kayla). I remember the two trips that my parents made with us as kids to go and visit Grandpa Green. I remember getting to eat fried clams and throwing around a football in the parking lot of our hotel. I also remember driving to his home on our second trip and standing outside talking with him and getting eaten alive by misquitoes!! ;) I am saddened at the heartache and contention that my side of the family has caused to some for exsisting. So sad that we were never accepted by certain people. I do know that my Grandpa loved me and I sure love him too. I am so grateful for those in his family who have loved and supported my mother. You know who you are and I love you and am grateful for the family ties that bind!

  • October 31, 2010
    Laura McConnell Benson says:
    I did not know my Grandpa as well as I wanted to, but I sure loved him. I still do. A part of my heart aches deeply because of the missed opportunities to spend time with him in this life, to know him as I would have liked, and to have him know me. But that was not afforded us in this life. I have faith that nothing and no one can prevent it from happening in the hereafter. Grandpa, until we meet again. You are in my heart. I will tell your three great-grandsons (Hunter - 8, Shane - 6, Wyatt - 4) all about you. Love, Laura My Grandpa, a poem: Tall and tan With waves in your hair Dark round eyes An easy manner And an unstudied, short laugh You are my Grandpa We met but once I was sixteen Yet I saw you many times In the look of my brother In my mother's expression In the eyes of the people Who surround me Your mannerisms Your carriage And those eyes Soulful eyes You are my Grandpa Some want to forget Maybe erase me Yet... Not harsh words or omissions Not indifference or deceit Erases the eternal truth I am bone of your bones I am flesh of your flesh You are my Grandpa

  • October 31, 2010
    Jerry Thomas Green says:
    I am so sorry to learn of my Dad's brother's passing. My daddy was Bennie McKoy Green Jr. "SKIN" is the name I knew Edward by. He used to visit our home when he was a teenager. "SKIN" and my dad use to "rough house" and wrestle when they got together. I live in Elizabethtown and was informed today (Sunday) that the funeral was yesterday. I sure would have loved to have been there and seen everyone of my Dad's family. God Bless You and May He Give You Strength in the days ahead. My heart is sad for our loss but my hope is in CHRIST JESUS to gather all the GREEN's to HIS THRONE in GLORY. Love, Jerry Green