James "Due" Green, 75, was called from his earthly home by his heavenly father on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.
Born on May 10, 1943, in Lee County, he was a son of Levan Johnson and Louise Green Jennings. He attended West Lee Elementary School and Dennis High School, until he stopped school to work on the farm driving tractors. He was united with Rebecca Spain and to this union five children were born. He relocated to Brooklyn, New York, where he was employed at Purify Dawn Pillow Co. He later met and married Geraldine Green in 1995. James became a member of New Jerusalem Holy Church of Brooklyn, where he served active as a deacon, usher and any other services needed of him.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Green of Brooklyn; mother, Louise Green Jennings; children, James (Holly), Michael, Darrin and Denise of Brooklyn and Joyce of Camden; sisters, Bernice King (Harry) of Shallotte, North Carolina, and Dorothy Jennings; brother, Ralph Jennings (Cheryl) of Richmond, Virginia; bonus children, Jason Green, Charlene Brown, Darlene Brown and Kevin Brown (Donna) of Brooklyn; 24 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a devoted nephew, Kevin Jennings; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 2700 Rembert Church Road, Dalzell.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Mount Olive AME Church, 2738 Woodrow Road, Woodrow, with the Rev. Dr. Friendly J. Gadson, pastor, and Bishop / Senior Pastor Lester Smith, of New Jerusalem Holy Church of Brooklyn, eulogist.
The remains will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.
The funeral procession will leave at 10:30 a.m. from the home.
Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Garden, Pear Street, Sumter.
These services have been entrusted to the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at email@example.com. Visit us on the web at www.williamsfuneralhomeinc.com.
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