Margaret B. Green
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Margaret Becket Green, 90 passed away peacefully March 24 in Pompano Beach, FL a victim of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, with loving family members present.

Margaret is joining her husband U. Hal Green Sr. who passed in 1995. She is survived by her son Ulrich H "Ric" Green Jr. and his wife Crystal M. Green. "She was the most caring and loving lady. She always made me feel like I was her daughter. She will be missed by all who knew her.." stated Crystal.

Born at home in Goodlettville, Davidson County, TN, she is the daughter of the late James Perry Beckett and Euda Reynolds Beckett.

Margaret or "Meg" as she was called by her surviving brother Charles Robert "Bob" Beckett and her siblings. She joins in heaven sisters, Nelle Mae Becket Cranford Woodard and Martha Brunette Becket Wright, brothers James Litton Beckett, Howard Reynolds Beckett, Frank Simpson Beckett, and William Thomas Beckett, She was also a cherished Aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

Margaret graduated from Tyler High School in Chattanooga, TN, then attended Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, TN. She played basketball and was team captain in both high school and college.

Her first job was as youth director, secretary and treasurer at her church in Cleveland, TN. It was during that time she met her husband Hal who was a church organicist. They would quickly discover their love for each other and their shared birth date of August 8. They were married on March 16, 1951.

After the birth of their son they relocated to South Florida in 1958, where she began work in the office at Pompano Beach High School. Inspired to go back to college she graduated from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL in 1969. In 1970 she was part of the team that opened Deerfield Beach High school and taught there for 31 years before retiring in 2003.

Having spent many summers chaperoning high school students through foreign countries for six weeks at a time. She continued to constantly travel throughout her life and often remarked that she could not believe how fortunate this country girl was to have been exposed so much history, art and culture. She was an avid sports fan enjoying, basketball, football, baseball, tennis and Olympic sports competitions. Margaret was also active at Christ United Methodist Church and enjoyed singing in the church's choir.

Due to the current restrictions of COVID 19, the family will be hosting a celebration of her life this summer on August 8, 2021, her and Hal's joint birthdays. Her ashes will be entombed with her husband Hal's at the Pompano Beach Cemetery.

In leu of flowers the family asked for contributions to a scholarship fund for Broward County High School graduates in her name through the Broward Education Foundation. https://browardedfoundation.org/margaret/

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Published in Sun-Sentinel on Mar. 31, 2021.
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April 8, 2021
Ric,
I must say that meeting your Mother was a happy remembrance I will have. She was so full of laughter and smiles and when we spoke of you she lit up. My sympathy to you and Crystal in your Moms passing.
Kenny Stolar
Kenny Stolar
Friend
April 8, 2021
We enjoyed so much the visits we had with you @ The Woodlands when I would be there visiting my Mom. Your head & heart were SO FULL of adventures and experiences. Mom would remind me how FULL of energy you were, I'm very Grateful to have known you. I am certain you will be teaching & singing in Heaven today. Thank-you Ric for your friendship. Jay & Val Shein
Val Shein
Friend
April 3, 2021
April 3, 2021

I had the honor of having Margaret as a typing teacher at DBHS, I also worked with her years later as the registrar at DBHS, she also taught my daughter . We became good friends . When she retired I worked at PBHS and she would stop by often during her bike rides or walking just to say hi and tell me about her travels with her son and daughter in law. She was loved by so many people. My love goes out to the family.
Nancy Whitney
Friend
April 2, 2021
She was a wonderful lady and a great teacher!
Pat Nickens Raglin
Student
March 31, 2021
Worked with MS Green for ten years at DBHS. Wonderful Lady Great Teacher and Awesome Friend. RIP Young Lady
Jerry Hammel
Coworker
March 31, 2021
Such a lovely lady!
Kay Gordy
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