Mrs. Marie "Re" Green-Bacon, daughter of the late Lucille and Louis Williams Sr., was born in San Diego,
California on April 12, 1947 and gained her wings on April 28, 2020. As a young child the family relocated to
San Francisco. Marie has three brothers, Lionel Jackson (deceased), Robert Jackson (deceased) and Louis "Lou"
Williams Jr. Re and Lou attended Catholic Schools growing up. While in her last year of high school, she met
and later married Leonard Green. This union brought her four children, a son Andrew who passed away of
"crib death" after four short months, a daughter Brenda, and twin boys Leonard and Louis.
Her bond with her brother, Lou lead her to follow him to Sonoma County, CA. She moved and her children
to Santa Rosa, CA. It is here where her career with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
began. She always had a passion for reading and a thirst for knowledge. She was instrumental in saving the
state some revenue, by writing and developing new polices and procedures. She later moved to Sacramento,
CA where her career continued with the DMV, in a management position. She retired after 28 years of service.
While at the DMV she drew the attention of her colleagues with her kindness, resourcefulness, and leadership.
Her compassion and kindheartedness drew her to help others when she able. It was her belief, that no one
should ever be hungry.
Re's enthusiasm for life was unparalleled. You could see this in her tremendous affection for her pets. She
mentored women throughout her life. She relished family functions and other social gatherings (bus rides to
Reno). In preparation for the events she would pamper herself by getting her nails done by "Ms. Cathy".
During the holidays you were guaranteed to hear Motown playing and her in background saying, "Turn that
Up". One of her favorite activities was playing cards. She was always up for a good game of bid whist and ten
and half. Most of the time, she hosted the get-togethers and did most of the cooking. The food was prepared
with love and was delicious. Her cooking skills landed her a catering business. Marie bought the right amount
of humor to every situation. Marie's passion for children was extraordinary. She adored her grandchildren and
constantly made them laugh. Marie made many fond memories in Sacramento.
Marie's journey took her from Sacramento to Hinesville, Georgia with her late husband Walter "Walt" Barton
Jr. Shortly upon their arrival to Hinesville, Walt lost his battle with cancer. In January 2016 she married
Benjamin "Benji" Bacon. Marie and Benji are both members of New Life Family Church, Midway, Georgia.
At New Life, she was a member of the Lady's Bible Study Group. She was also very active in her new
community. Retirement presented her with some extra free time. She served as the Prior President of the
Liberty County AARP, Chapter 5031. She continued to commit to her belief of, no one should be hungry. She
feed the local children during the summer months using her own funds along with additional donations.
Through her church she volunteered with the "Hanger Program" as a part of their food distribution efforts.
As a result of her generous spirit and her affectionate personality, her beautiful life will be forever cherished in
the lives of her three children: Brenda Green, of Sacramento, CA, Lou Green of Phoenix, AZ and Leonard
Green of Lovelock, NV, her brother Lou Williams Jr. of Petaluma, CA, five grandchildren; sisters Jonique
Green and Sherice Carter of Sacramento and Kandice and Shanice Carter (both deceased), and grandson Tyler
Wilson of Winsor, CA; seven great grandchildren; Samjee, Maurion, Jomaur , Myntube, Syrius, Kashya and
Eliora, three great great grandsons; Xander, Xayden, Travon, two nieces she helped to raise; Angela Williams,
of Indianapolis, IN (daughter Marisha Williams (deceased), her sons Jaylen, Jayson and Jordan), Tracy Williams,
of Palm Springs, CA (her children Damiene and Zakiyah) and host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, inlaws, and friends. She will truly be missed.
Loving Memory of MARIE GREEN-BACON. A Celebration of Life!
Date: Saturday, May 30, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time/11:00 AM Pacific Time
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