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James Green

The Governor of South Carolina advises to limit public gatherings to 50 guests or less to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC carefully considered this recommendation and ask that additional guest please participate via live-streaming if it is authorized by the family.

A Graveside Service for Mr. James Louis Green will be conducted 10:00 AM Friday, January 8, 2021 at Florence National Cemetery, 803 East National Cemetery Road, Florence, South Carolina. Interment will follow, directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.

The late James Louis Green was born in Lake City, South Carolina to the late Jack L. Green, Sr. and the late Eugenia M. Green of Lake City, South Carolina on October 12, 1937.

He attended the Public Schools of Lake City and graduated from Carver High School. After graduating from Carver High School, James Louis relocated to Connecticut.

He enlisted in the United States Armed Forces in New Haven, Connecticut, on November 17, 1958, and was Honorably Discharged on November 16, 1964. Upon discharge from the United States Army, he relocated to Brooklyn, New York, where he became employed with New York Toll Bridge Company. After leaving employment with New York Toll Bridge Company, he returned to Lake City, South Carolina, where he became self-employed.

At a very young age, James Louis became a member of Greater Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lake City, South Carolina. After relocating from New York , he reunited with Greater Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church. James Louis had a lovely tenor voice and was instrumental in organizing a Male Chorus at Greater Saint James. He was often called upon to lead songs with the choir. His angelic voice was enjoyed by many. James Louis loved the Lord and he faithfully exercised his responsibilities with the choir and the church, until his health declined.

When James Louis’ health declined, he was admitted to Commander Nursing Home in Florence, South Carolina, where he resided until he went from labour to rewards on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at MUSC Health, Florence, South Carolina.

James Louis was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mae Frances Brown; and one brother, Charles Green.

Left to cherish his memories are: three sisters, Carolyn McMillan of Florence, South Carolina, Cynthia L. Williams of Charleston, South Carolina, and Betty Lou Jenkins of Columbia, South Carolina; two brothers, Jack L. Green, Jr. and Thomas Bernard Green both of Florence, South Carolina; a special girlfriend, Gwen Turnage; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, friends and Greater Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church Family.

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I just found out about Mr. James passing. I have filled the vending machines at Commander for several years and interacted with Mr. James often. He'd watch me work and share a warm smile and I'd give him a bag of chex mix as I'd leave. I haven't seen him in a while because of covid and was saddened to hear of his passing. I'm gonna miss my friend. Buddy S

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I love you Uncle James. I will miss those talks on hoildays and tight hugs. May you Rest In Paradise.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To my uncle James. You will be missed a lot and I want you to know that I love you. I use to watch you iron your clothes every morning and it taught me a lot about being a man. How a person carries there self is directly tied to how they were raised. I learned a lot from you and I will never forget you. I love you from your nephew Bernard!

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

You're forever in our hearts. We love you Uncle James and we will cherish the times that we had with you always. Love, your niece Anya!

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My Dear Cousin, fond memories of you will be cherished for always,as will, your gentle smile. Rest In Peace

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Uncle James you will be missed. I Love you dearly, Fredericka

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To my uncle James, you are loved and may you rest in peace.

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Carolyn sorry to hear of the passing of James. I know he will truly be miss. Take comfort he knowing that he is in his permanent home with the Lord and his sister Mae Francis. May God bless you and the family. Love always, Yvette-Cameron Graham

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To my family, you're in my prayers. Forestine Scott

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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