Shirley W. Greene
1930 - 2021
Robertson Funeral & Cremation Service
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Shirley W. Greene
April 5, 1930 - April 29, 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina - Shirley W. Greene passed away on April 29, 2021 at Atrium Hospice of Union County, NC. She was 91. In the final weeks of her life, she was lovingly surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Kenneth "Red" Greene. Survivors include three children, Vicky Lee (Peter) Jorgenson, Rebecca (Charles) Fennewald, and Paul Smith (Sherri) Greene; three grandchildren, Gudrun Ellsworth, William "Will" Greene, and Rachel Greene; and one great-grandchild, Clara Ellsworth.
Shirley was born April 5, 1930, in Savannah and spent her childhood years there. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Belmont and remained dedicated to her Catholic faith throughout her life. After her schooling, she moved to Charlotte where she met Red Greene. They were married on St. Patrick's Day of 1950 in St. Patrick's Church, Charlotte.
Shirley and Red spent the first years of their marriage in Chapel Hill while he was attending UNC. She worked at the snack shop called The Skuttlebutt in the middle of the UNC campus. After Red graduated from Carolina, the couple returned to Charlotte where they raised a family and made lifelong friends.
Shirley was a working mom as her children grew up, with jobs at Addressograph, Charles Chips, and Leibowitz Research. She also found time to be an avid tennis player and follow her beloved Carolina Tar Heels.
Her always bright, fun, and outgoing personality meant that Shirley had many wonderful friends. There were friends from the early days along a then quiet Park Road, where young families made memories together, as well as friends from church, from tennis, and from the senior citizens center. Even the daughters of Shirley's friends became her cherished friends. Paul Jorgenson, Vicky and Peter's nephew, also shared a special bond with Shirley.
For their wonderful care of Shirley, the family would like to thank:
Jamie Gardner, Clarissa Dunbar, Shonta Broughton and the Hospice staff.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 PM on May 28, 2021, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Parish in Charlotte. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shirley's honor to Atrium Hospice of Union County.
Shirley will be truly missed by her family and friends. Rest in peace.

Published by Charlotte Observer from May 9 to May 23, 2021.
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Vicky, Becky,+ Paul- so sorry of the recent loss of the beloved Shirley- she was such a nice woman! I often saw her at the little Harris Teeter or when I was walking in the neighborhood- she’d be in her car but would pull up beside me and we’d chat ; also have very fond memories of growing up 3 doors down from you all- you have our deepest sympathies from the McHale boys- Pete McHale
Pete McHale
May 28, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful neighbor We will love you and miss you always.
Gary, Larry, and Gail victory
May 27, 2021
My condolences to you and your family. May the God of comfort be with you all during this difficult time. (2 Cor. 1:2-4)
May 22, 2021
I spent many weekends with Shirley and my daughter, Sherri..We laughted and had fun..We spent a weekend at Lake Norman, road the boat and had a birthday party for Shirley..I'll miss you Shirley.
May you rest in peace..See you later: Joyce
Joyce Hunter Joyce
May 11, 2021
Shirley was such a sweet lady. I always enjoyed and appreciated her working elections with me at Precinct #50. She would even pull a full day from 6 am until 7:30 PM if needed. She was a go getter and team player. Even though I had not seen her the last year and 1/2 I had kept up with how she was doing through friends of her. She will be missed by all her neighbors in Madison Park and Montclaire. Shirley would always brighten your day when you saw her with her big smile. RIP
Martin Doss
May 10, 2021
We will miss our sweet Shirley SO much. She was always the life of the party and the best dressed in the crowd. I will treasure all my wonderful memories of her. How blessed I am to have been her friend. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I know Shirley is happy in Carolina Blue Heaven with Red.
Emily Tadlock
May 9, 2021
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