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State Elder Elijah 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.

Private Funeral Service for State Elder Elijah Green will be conducted 12 Noon Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Pentecostal United Church of Christ Apostolic, 4430 Pamplico Highway, Florence, South Carolina. Interment will follow in House of God Keith Memorial Gardens in Pamplico, South Carolina, directed by Smith Funeral Home of LLC.

State Elder Elijah Green, the son of the late John Green, Sr. and Reverend Earlean McWhite-Green was born May 10, 1938 in Pamplico, South Carolina. He died Tuesday, November 17, 2020. He was married to Elder Florena Graham Green for 62 years and three children were born to this union.

State Elder Elijah Green was employed with American Industries for 35 years in Florence, South Carolina. He pastored House of God Keith Dominion Churches in Pamplico, South Carolina, Saint Stephens, South Carolina, and Florence, South Carolina for over 30 years. State Elder Elijah Green served as Assistant to the Bishop.

State Elder Elijah Green exemplified his love of people and most of all to Christ in Acts 6:4 “But we will give ourselves continually in prayer, and to ministry of the word.” serving as Post Chaplain for McLeod Regional Medical Center and current Chaplain of MUSC-Florence. He continued dedicating his service through devotion at Mercy Medical Services every Monday as this was his passion and duty in life.

Survivors include his wife, Elder Florena Graham Green: two sons, Darald (Patsy) Green and Anthony (Joann) Green; a daughter, Yolanda (Robert) Lyde; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; four brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and a host of other relatives and extended House of God Keith Dominion Church Family.

Public Viewing will be held 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Friday, November 20, 2020 at J. O. & Annette Memorial Chapel, 307 South Johns Street, Florence, South Carolina.

Due to COVID-19, the family will receive condolences by telephone at (843) 662-9511.

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Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you, Phyllis & Family

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sending your family prayers of love and comfort during this difficult time. ~Gail and Kara Myers

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To God be the Glory! Praying God's strength for the entire family as you lay your husband, dad, grandfather and Pastor to rest today. I had the honor of calling him godfather. He looks like he's just asleep. Rest easy in knowing he was truly a laborer in God's vineyard. He prayed for so many including me and my family. Now, he has been rewarded rest from his labor. Take comfort in knowing that God is well pleased! Continue to be encouraged as you continue Kingdom building! My sincere condolences to you all! Love, Joycetine

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Prayers and condolences to the family from the Footman and Davis family.

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It's sad to think you've lost someone so dear & special, and though we can't know all you're going through, Rev Donald & Sis. Linda Dillard want to tell you that we care and hope the loving memories of all you two shared will help to comfort you in your time of sorrow. Lovingly The Dillard's

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Dec's Jo Ann Woodbury will miss State Elder Green, he was a great man of God. I'm thankful for knowing a man like him.

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State Elder Greene will be miss. He was a great man of God. I will miss him.

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My sincerest condolences to you and your whole family Rev.Veronica Clemmons and family

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Family, I'm praying for our beloved to find's mercy and can be comforted in the Bosom of Abraham. Amen. There are Saints of GOD continuing in prayer for us as we have suffered a major loss at such a time of uncertainty as this! I am so grateful to have known Elder Green and will always cherish our family ties. His mom was my mom's aunt, and my grandma's sister. I'll always remember his gentle spirit, and what he did for my brother John that time when we lost Aunt Hattie, whom our mom was named after. May the works he has done, speak his legacy for him. I just found out today from Cousin Gloria that he passed. I began calling all the family up North, and sending texts to make sure we would be present to offer what so ever help is needed during the services. I never saw my uncles cry, but today I heard my only living uncle crying over the phone when we talked about the passing of our cousin Elder Elijah Green. I'm so grateful, cousin Kelsie got to sing the song for him that he wanted to hear because those are the words I pray he remembered and sang to usher his life away from earth as he was making his transition. So soon we fly away...Sister Val in New York City @ the Harlem Church of Christ...Hattie's youngest daughter.

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