Roy Green

Roy Edward Green (Green)

Saturday, August 20th, 1949 - Monday, September 7th, 2020
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Mr. Roy Edward Green, 71, entered into eternal rest to now rest in the arms of Jesus on September 07th, 2020. Roy was one of 11 children born to the Late Emma Caldwell Cherry and was adopted as an infant by Thomas and Velva Green, both of whom preceded him in death. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a loving aunt, Emma Truesdale, who also helped to raise him, and a loving sister, Pastor Minnie Wood. Roy graduated from Morningside High School in 1968, where he was an active member of the Morningside High School Band. Following graduation, he enrolled in Johnson C. Smith University, where he attended for one year. During his year of study at Johnson C. Smith University, he met his former wife, Margaret S. Zoladek and out of this union had three children, Roy Dewan Green, who preceded him in death as an infant; Torrey Y. Green and O’ni Tanesha Green.

Following a series of various jobs, he retired from Lowe’s Distribution Center in Statesville, NC, and prior to his death was a cherished employee at Manheim Statesville Auto Auction. He was also a beloved, devoted and active member of Freedom Presbyterian Church in Statesville, NC, having started out as an Elder and later taking on the position of Clerk of Session for the church. He had a love of photography and was always found with camera in hand, taking pictures for his family during special events and Morningside High class, as well as for his church, friends, and of personal interests while on road trips.

In addition to his parents and his son, Roy was preceded in death by siblings Barry Caldwell; William Brock Caldwell; Minnie Caldwell; and Doris Stevenson, and a very special brother-in-law, William Lackey.

He leaves to cherish the memory and celebration of his life, his two children, Torrey (Allen) Anderson-Green of Harrisburg, Pa. and Tanesha Green; two brothers, Ronnie Caldwell and Cedric Corry; four sisters, Linda Lackey; Beatrice Caldwell; Connie Simmons; and Rosemary Dye; a special brother-in-law, Billy Stevenson; and a host of nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles; and other relatives and friends. He also leaves to cherish his memory, a beloved friend, Robert Templeton, and three grandchildren he helped raise, Shakiea Parsons; Tamara Parsons; and Courtney Parsons (all of Georgia), along with his pastor and his Freedom church family.
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    Saturday, September 19th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, September 19th, 2020 11:00am
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    603 South Center Street
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    Reverend James Williams
    Reverend James Harley


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Carolyn Templeton

Posted at 12:06pm
My friend, Roy E. Green, is already dearly missed. We had some interest in mind stimulating topics that would lead us to have extended conversations. We both enjoyed the serenity of listening to song birds, not something that everyone desires to share. He was confident in his own uniqueness. I watched him grow in faith. I know God saw him, too.

Juanita Norman

Posted at 01:44pm
Our deepest condolences to the family of Roy Green. I had the pleasure of growing up around his entire family and recognizing their closeness. He was a witty person and was consumed with the photography bug like my cousin Robert T. who was his close friend and I know he will miss his friend dearly. Cherish all those memories that have become immortalized through photography.May God continue to strenghten you all

Teresa Sherrill

Posted at 08:16pm
Roy and I always have picked on each other. It hasn’t been that long ago when I seen him. I am going to miss him

Odell and Vivian Williams

Posted at 01:29pm
We were heartbroken to hear of the passing of our good friend, Roy. Roy and I was in the Morningside High School Band together He was the photographer at most of our family gatherings. He was a good person and a very good friend. You have our deepest sympathy.
Odell and Vivian Williams

Tamara Parson

Posted at 09:00pm
This feels so unreal to me right now he literally helped my grandmother raised me and my two other siblings he was more than a grandpa to me he was more like a grandfather figure he taught me sooo Many things how to burn copper,taught me how to ride a bike,we always was in the yard doing something around the house he always wakes up super early always goes in the kitchen and put on a kettle full of water for his tea he was always there for me and my siblings when we needed someone to talk to i will always cherish those moments for a lifetime even the little arguments we had between a granddaughter and a grandfather you will be Very Very Truly Missed Just continue to Watch over us I will Always love you

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