Carol Green, 67, of Big Spring, passed away Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Monday at Berea Baptist Church with Ulis Johnson, minister of Dallas & College Street Church of Christ in Colorado City, Texas, officiating.|
Carol was born Sept. 11, 1947 in Waco, Texas to Vernell (Evans) and Isiah Matthews. She grew up in Bellmead, Texas and married Gerald Green Feb. 28, 1971, in Lovington, N.M. They relocated to Stanton and then to Big Spring. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree from Paul Quinn College in Waco, Texas.
Carol retired in 2001 from the Big Spring Independent School District, having taught at Moss Elementary, Runnels and Big Spring Jr. High. She was certified in Learning Disabilities and Computer Literacy. She had also taught for Stanton Independent School District. She taught Special Ed and Technology Applications. She came out of retirement and was currently working half-days at Big Spring Jr. High as an Educational Aide and this was her 41st year as an Educator. She coached Special Olympics and served on the North Side Community Center Board and was past president (twice) of Howard County ARC. She was a Baptist.
Carol is survived by her husband Gerald Green of Big Spring; two daughters, Tabitha Barbee and husband David of Elbow and Kellee Green of Big Spring; one son, Jonathan Green and wife Adrenne of Big Spring; one step-son, Gerald Green Jr., of Fort Stockton; two step-daughters, Yolanda Mitchell of Dallas and DeEtte Green of Lubbock; 15 grandchildren, including Corey Green of Midland and Tyler Green of Katy; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Isiah Matthews Jr., of Waco, David Matthews of Topeka, Kan. and Samuel Matthews of Waco; and two sisters, Patricia Booker and husband Roscoe of Arlington and Diane Michna and husband Billy of Waco.
In additional to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Matthews and one brother, Augustus Matthews.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com
Published in Big Spring Herald on Dec. 28, 2014