He has made everything beautiful in its time……. Ecclesiastes 3:11
On November 10, 2023, Larry Joseph Green, Sr. peacefully departed this world to be with our Lord and Savior. He was born on November 14, 1956, in Houston, Texas, to Irma Lee Reynolds and Clarence M. Green, Sr. His life was a testament to the love and faith he held in his heart. Larry was a devoted husband, a loving father, an attentive grandfather, a caring brother, a cherished godfather, and a beloved friend to many.
Live joyfully with the one whom thou lovest all the days of thy life… Ecclesiastes 9:1
Larry met and fell in love with Janet Marie Wilson. They married on May 28, 1988. To this union, two sons were born: Larry Green, Jr., and Marcus Green.
Be very careful, then, how you live …… making the most of every opportunity …
Larry graduated from Northside High School. He served in the United States Army which included stints in South Korea and Germany. Larry’s commitment to serving his country in the Army and National Guard demonstrated his unwavering dedication to protecting and defending his fellow citizens. He was a true patriot, embodying the values of duty, honor, and sacrifice. He graduated from South Louisiana Community College in carpentry. He later committed and retired, after 32 years, from the United Parcel Service where he served over the Safety Department. Larry was a gardener. He loved to golf, often going to out of state tournaments, AND, Larry gave up the Dallas Cowboys for the Pittsburg Steelers.
“”Service to others is the rent you pay for your room on earth.” … Muhammad Ali
Larry Green was a servant. His service was long, wide, and deep. Throughout the community he shared his love in numerous capacities: as a role model, mentor, coaching children flag football and baseball. He believed in doing what was right no matter what. Larry was an active member of Gethsemane Church of God in Christ where he served as a deacon. He loved Sunday School. His passion was for missions. He took great joy in helping the less fortunate. He faithfully worked with the Food Pantry. Larry’s journey through life was marked by his unwavering faith in God, and he carried that faith with him every step of the way. He shared this faith with his family, his friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing him. His life was a living example of verses from Psalm 23
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
Larry was a servant, serving his family and church until his death. Larry was a pillar of strength and support to his wife Janet. Together they walked through challenges where he did not waver and did not complain about being the cook, the chauffeur, the caregiver, and her encourager in word and deed. Larry’s siblings, sisters-in-law, and brother-in-law were recipients ofhis support and service. His godchild, Ivy Inez Robinson, was a source of pride and joy, and Larry’s faith influenced her life profoundly.
Larry’s devotion to his family and friends was unwavering, and he found solace and inspiration in the teachings of the Bible. He found comfort in the words of Romans 8: 38-39: “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted………………. Matthew 5:4
Larry was preceded in death by his parents: Irma Lee and Clarence M. Green, Sr; sister, and brother: Paula Green and Clarence M. Green, Jr.; sister-in-law, Camille Green, and nephews, Courtney Bradford and Archie Vallier, Jr., his father-in-law, Sterling J. Wilson, Sr., and his beloved grandson, Dathen Dakota Clark.
Larry leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 36 years, Janet Marie Green who stood by his side through every joy and challenge. He leaves behind two beloved sons, Larry (Alexia) Green, Jr., and Marcus Keith (Natalea) Green; Larry’s grandchildren, whose names he would lovingly recite: Londynn Gabrielle Green, Malakhi Joseph Alexander Green, Naiyema Alexis Joanelle Green, Noelle Marie Alexandria Green, Masyn Nehemi Green, Maddex Nikolai Green, and Dominic Charles Clark, were the joy of his life, and he leaves a legacy oflove and faith for them to carry forward. Also left to hold tight to his memory for comfort are his siblings Jacquelyn Oakley, Michael Green, Vanessa (James) Gee, Christopher Green, Minerva (Gerard) St. Julien, and Mary Ellen Green; his aunt, Brenda Reynolds; godchild, Ivy Inez Robinson, mother-in-law, Iona G. Wilson; sisters-in law, Cathy (Gerald) Robinson, Jeanette Allen, Hazel (Ronnie) Alexander, and Eula(Jerry) Little; and brother-in-law, Sterling Wilson, Jr. Larry also leaves a host (46) nieces and nephews, other relatives, his church family, and friends.
As we say our final farewell, let us remember the words of Revelation 21:4:
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” May Larry’s soul rest in eternal peace, and may we find comfort in the knowledge that we will see him again in the presence of our Lord.
“A chapter completed, a page turned, a life well-lived, a rest well-earned.”
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Larry Joseph Green Sr 2023.
Death notice for the town of: Lafayette, state: Louisiana