September 9, 1942 – October 27, 2018
Willis Green “Unc” was born the 9th of 12 children to the late George and Lillie Washington Green on September 9, 1942 in Longstreet, Louisiana.
Willis grew up in Logansport, Louisiana where he graduated from Logansport High School and was a member of Union Vine Baptist church under the leadership of the late Rev. J.D. Jackson. He then moved to Des Moines, Iowa where he worked, married and had 4 children. After his move to Denver, Colorado in the 1960’s he was drafted into the United States Army. During his tour in Vietnam he developed many debilitating illnesses due to Agent Orange. He returned to Louisiana to be near his mother where he spent many months at a time in the V.A. hospitals due to multiple surgeries which caused him to become disabled. He later moved to Houston and joined Creston Missionary Baptist church under the late Rev. Leroy Ross. Willis always remained positive and never complained but instead would say “I’m better than some and worse than some” when asked how he was doing. When he could no longer fight the illness, he asked to go to home hospice under hospice care. Willis began his home going on October 27, 2018 at the home of his niece Staci.
Willis is preceeded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.
He leaves to cherish his memory, five sisters Elsie Waites of Shreveport, Louisiana, Rosie Bennett and Ann Green of Houston, TX; Erma Ary and Sharron Collier of Des Moines, Iowa; Lawerence (Gennett) Green of Houston, TX. Five children; Verna Green, Pamela Florence, Willis Green Jr. and Mark Green of Houston, TX; Sekeeta Linsey of Denver Colorado and many nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.
- Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
- Celebration of Life Friday, November 9, 2018
- Committal Service Friday, November 9, 2018
November 20, 2018
Such a blessing to have been able to serve an amazing military hero and such a sweet family.
November 9, 2018
Willis...you and i shared a friendship that i will never forget..i will ALWAYS remember those moments...
rather good or bad...our bond was unbreakable...i
Will miss you so..