Mr. Joseph Boyd Green, 73, of 1908 Stewart Ave., Hopewell, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at John Randolph Medical Center. He was born Sept. 28, 1940, to the late Joseph and Mozeller W. Green.
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Joseph attended Petersburg public school system. He was baptized at an early age and a member of the former First Baptist Church, Birdsville, now New First Baptist Church. He later joined Metropolitan Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Thomas Green.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife for over 45 years, Earlene Green; daughter Laura Green; son, Joseph Green; two grandsons, Jeremiah and Emmanuell Green; one devoted sister, Mary Miles Nelson (Franchot); two sisters-in-law, Mary Townsend and Brenda Jones of New York; brother-in-law, Leroy Jones (Ethel) of Hopewell; host of nieces, Luvella, Krystal, Simon, all of New York, among devoted, Sharon Gilchrist, Bertha Pelham, Constance Miles, all of Petersburg, and Felecia Jones of New York; nephews, Dwayne Jones and Lorenzo Kemmerlin, both of New York; devoted cousins, LaRose Williamson of Florida and Patricia Williams (Clarence) of Dinwiddie; other relatives and friends.
Celebration of life service for Mr. Joseph B. Green will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the chapel of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg, the Rev. Lamont Hobbs, pastor, Metropolitan Baptist Church, officiating. Interment to follow at Mt. Sinai Community Cemetery, Prince George.
Family and friends will assemble at 10:30 a.m. at 1744 S. Halcun Drive, Petersburg. The family will receive friends at Earlene Green, wife, 1908 Stewart Ave., or call 804-898-6051, and Mary Nelson, sister, at 1744 S. Halcun Drive, Petersburg, or call 804-733-1985.
Professional services have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, 137 Harrison St., Petersburg, 804-732-7841. For more information or to leave a condolence, visit blandenterprisesinc.com.
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Published in The Progress-Index from June 6 to June 7, 2014