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Nora Odom Greene
Nora Odom Greene, 89, resident of 182 Deer Run widow of Leman Edward Greene, Sr. passed away peacefully at her home Monday July 6, 2015.
Born in Girard, Georgia July 25, 1925 she was a daughter of the late Garnett Odom and Ruth Sutton Odom.
Nora graduated from Girard High School and attended Draughn's Business College. She worked faithfully for Abbeville Saving & Loan for a number of years before retiring.
She and Leman came to Abbeville in 1949 and she immediately became involved in Main St. United Methodist Church where she was a member for 66 years. She taught Sunday School in many classes over the years starting with the Nursery and until just a few years ago had continued in youth and adult classes. Served as President of United Methodist Women, Circle Leader, Member of Staff/Parrish Relations Committee, Finance Committee, served on planning committee of the Greene Center as it was being planned and built, Lay Leader, and has most recently served as Chairperson of the Administrative Council. As everyone knew the Stewardship Committee was very important to her and she served on this for several years. Also she had served on the Kitchen Committee that serves bereaved families at a death in their family. She was a Certified Lay Speaker for the Methodist Church.
She was a long standing member of The Heritage House. In the past she has served on the panel for the United Way of Abbeville. She also delivered for Meals on Wheels for 7 years.
She was proud to have been a part of The Disciple Course for the second time which meet once a week for 34 weeks to complete.
Her dedication to God, her husband, children, and grandchildren were the important things in her life.
While her hobby was reading she enjoyed fishing and camping with Leman.
Survivors are four children Jane (Frank) Tumminia of Abbeville, SC, Lee (Trudi) Greene of Lexington, SC, Jim Greene of Mount Holly, NC and Daniel (Tracey) Greene of Greer, SC; one sister Ruth (Loy) Reddick of Powder Springs, GA; eight grandchildren Carl (Jennifer) Hitchcock of Charleston, SC, Krista (Josh) Fox of Campobello, SC, Ed Greene of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Steven (Kristin) Greene of Cary, NC, Courtney (Justin) Turner of Liberty, SC, Emilie (Jake) Sommer of Washington, DC, Zan and Coby Greene of Greer, SC; seven great-grandchildren Okalani & Halana Fox, Maisie & Hugh Sommer, Lillian & Olivia Turner and Jaxon Greene.
She was preceded in death by a sister Julia Odom Radford.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday July 10, 2015 at Main St. United Methodist Church at 3:00 PM with Rev. Brian Arant and Dr. Steve Lowe officiating. The burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery. The family is at 182 Deer Run in Abbeville, SC.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:30 PM Friday afternoon in the Greene Center at Main St. UMC prior to services.
Memorials in memory of Nora may be made to Main St. United Methodist Church PO Box 656 Abbeville, SC 29620.
VisitationGreene Center Main St UMC
300 North Main St
Abbeville, SC 29620
Friday, July 10, 2015
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Main Street United Methodist Church
300 North Main Street
Abbeville, SC 29620
Friday, July 10, 2015
IntermentLong Cane Cemetery
184 Hwy 20
Abbeville , SC 29620
So sorry to hear of Nora's passing. My brother, Alvin Sprouse, thought she was SUPERWOMAN!! I'm sure he was right! Love and Prayers.
nancy Jul 15 2015 12:00 AM
When I think of Nora, one word comes to mind, love. She loved her God, loved her family and loved her church. Although I haven't seen her for years, she was the type of person that you would call for anything and her heart was open to generosity at anytime. To know Nora, was to love her!I am sorry to have missed her service but I had family flying into Greenville. Please accept my condolences and love. Sandy
Sandy Forrest Jul 11 2015 12:00 AM
One of the many BLESSINGS in my own life. Friends forever we will be. I am very sorry that I am unable to physically attend Mrs. Greene's service in celebration of her life, but she and her family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.Mrs. Greene knew that I loved both she and Mr. Greene, and I know she felt the same about me. SHE will be missed by EVERYONE who knew her and loved her.Sincerely,Julie Boggs
Julie G. Boggs Jul 10 2015 12:00 AM
Dear Jane, lee, Jim, and Daniel,I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a lovely person. I have many fond memories of her smiling face throughout my childhood. I well remember her putting together the Bowie Street reunion some time ago which I enjoyed so much. I am sure she is at rest with the Lord. My deepest sympathies are with you all.Jane
Jane Estes Doyle Jul 9 2015 12:00 AM
Dear Family, I regret I can not attend the service on Friday. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I love this picture you picked of your Mom! Such smiling eyes! God be with each of your during this time. Love, Tracie Jacks Freeman
Tracie Freeman Jul 9 2015 12:00 AM
One of the most amazing women I have ever had the privilege of knowing. For my high school graduation she came to my parents home and brought me a guardian angel pin that attached to your visor. It read "never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly". 14 years later I still have that pin and think of her very often. A fantastic woman that will be missed by all. Much love to the family in this difficult time.
Tripp Parnell Jul 8 2015 12:00 AM
Jane, please know our deepest sympathy and condolences are extended to you and your family members at the loss of your mother. Think on these words, "Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal".
Claude Thomas Jul 8 2015 12:00 AM
What a wonderful lady, who was such and influence on my life and so many others at Main Street Methodist church and in her life in general, I am honored to have known her, sat in front of her my entire life in church, she was our Sunday school and bible school teacher for many years! I will miss her, as will many and will keep her family in our prayers! God Bless you Nora Greene!
Mary Jul 8 2015 12:00 AM
Noni, loved and respected. Never forgotten. Strong lineage of strong women. SoProud to have called you our friend. May you and your family always and forever be blessed.
Keitt Family Jul 8 2015 12:00 AM
Jane and family so sorry for your loss. Your Mama was so sweet and your parents were such good friends of mine I felt they were family. Best thing of all we will see her again. Wish I could be there for you, but am there in thought and prayers.
Karen Higgins Jul 8 2015 12:00 AM