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James Green

d. January 2, 2021

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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