“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” –Matthew 5:8
Etheline Green was born to Louis and Patsy Stirgus on October 11, 1922, in Woodville, Mississippi. By God’s loving design, a legacy was in the making. This legacy would build and change a family forever. Etheline gave her heart to the Lord and joined church at age 9. She loved being a servant in God’s house. With a gift for learning geometry, Etheline graduated from high school in Mississippi – even without school books of her own. She had plans to attend college when she met and fell in love with David Green.
David and Etheline moved to Bremerton, WA, where they married on July 29, 1944. In Bremerton, Etheline gave birth to her first child, Dolores, before the family moved to Seattle. In addition to David’s son Richard, the loving couple went on to have two more sons, Calvin and Marvin, and spunky daughter, Kathy. While busy being an excellent mom, Etheline worked as a nurse at Fort Lawton Army base in Magnolia. Expressing her creative side, Etheline made beautiful pottery and sewed lovely dresses and suits.
Etheline was a faithful servant at People’s Institutional Baptist Church for 75 years, ministering as an usher and on the Mother’s board. She retired from Social Security Administration. After her beloved husband David passed on June 10, 2006, Etheline pressed on with dignity and honor for 16 years. At age 99, Etheline Green went to be with Jesus on March 21, 2022.
Left to cherish her legacy are her children, Calvin Sr. (Sheila) of Azusa, CA; Marvin (Evelyn) of Renton, WA; Kathy of Inglewood, CA; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 24 great-great grandchildren, 9 great-great-great grandchildren, and a loving host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Etheline was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Patsy, husband David, son Richard, daughter Dolores, and 10 siblings.
I Peter 3:4 says a meek and quiet spirit is of great price in the sight of God. It is this spirit of Etheline Green’s that we will all miss and treasure so much.
April 21, 2022 at 11AM (viewing 10AM)
People’s Institutional Baptist Church
159 24th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
April 20, 2022 - 1PM to 8PM
11111 Aurora Avenue N.
Seattle, WA 98133