Mary Helen Fowler Greene, age 72, Ellenboro, NC, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Atrium Health-Cleveland in Shelby.
Mary was born July 2, 1947 in Rutherford County to the late Hollis Fowler and Lora Blackwell Fowler. Mary worked at Specialty Lighting in Shelby until retirement at the age 62.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Jimmy Fowler, Larry Fowler, Charles Fowler, Danny Fowler and a sister, Barbara Skipper.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of fifty-seven years, William "Preston" Greene; two sons, William "Bill" Greene, Jr. (Sherry) and Alan Greene (Linda); two daughters, Shannon Greene (Danielle) and Crystal Greene; three sisters, Betty Graham, Margie Ruff and Linda Anders (Clayton). She is also survived by sixteen grandchildren, Pamela (Joey), Kristen, Desiree, Codi, Ashlee (Tim), Alan Greene Jr. (Kaade), Amanda, Heather (Brandon), Timothy (Kristen), Casey (Mikayla), Brandon (Taylor), Shayna (Tyler), Jessica (Austin), Hunter, Luke and Haylee; twenty-four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Concord Baptist Church with Reverend Travis Laflin officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the church before the service.
Memorial donations are requested to William P. Greene, 303 Leon Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040 to help defray funeral costs.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.