Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

William Henry Green, Sr.

10/22/1941 - 10/27/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Friday, November 3, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Avenue.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 11am, Saturday, November 4, 2017
First Baptist Church Campostella
1510 Conoga Street Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Riverside Cemetery
1000 E. Indian River Road Norfolk VA

On Friday, October 27, 2017, God dispatched his angels of mercy to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital to guide His son, William Henry Green, Sr., to his heavenly home. He was born on October 22, 1941 to the late Ledrew Green, Sr., and Fannie Mae (Riddick) Green. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk. Years later, he continued his education at a trade school to become a plumber steamfitter. Growing up in the Campostella area of Norfolk, William was affectionately nicknamed “Pig Ears”. Relocating to New York as a young adult, William began his family and career. For 17 years, he was employed by Gimble Brothers in New York City. After many years, William decided to make Tidewater his home again. There he was also employed for a number of years with Norfolk State University, eventually retiring from Norfolk Public Schools in 2006, as a painter. He unselfishly dedicated his service in helping others. Always a hardworking man, many will remember the screams of children yelling “ice cream man” as he drove his ice cream truck through local neighborhoods in Norfolk. Many people admired William for his good nature, kind-heart, and easygoing personality. He loved spending time outdoors gardening and doing lawn care maintenance. He was blessed with a creative ability to make something beautiful. William was known for his great sense of humor. There was never a moment that he couldn’t make you laugh. He had a love for children that made him a father figure to countless young men and women throughout his life. His love of doing the Lord’s work shined through his service in his church. He was a Deacon at Grace Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, NY and once he relocated back to Tidewater, he became a Trustee at his family’s home church, First Baptist Church of Campostella in Norfolk, VA. William had a heart of gold and was always ready to share and give generously. Pig Ears’ jokes and laughter will never be silenced. His love for his family, friends and the youth will continue to resonate in our hearts and memories. In addition to his loving parents, his sister, Sarah Boone, predeceased William. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Nora L. Green; his four devoted children, Charlotte Bethune-Fisher of a previous union (Delores Bethune) (Mark), Monica D. Green (Eric), Antonio Wright, William H. Green, Jr. (Tonya) and four grandchildren, Ny’Asia Divine, William Alan, Brandon Ledrew (Mother: Shareida) and Erica Monae; three sisters, Shirley Broady (Robert), Delores Allen (Clayton) and Annette Haskins (Alvin); one brother, Ledrew Green, Jr.; an aunt, Ethel Spencer; an uncle, Anthony Riddick; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loving relatives and friends.

lisa l'm truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. At times you may feel that Gods should fix this "NOW". God's word assures us that death & suffering will end(Revelation 21:4). I hope this brings some comfort to you. For more encouragement please go to JW.org
Posted: 11/16/2017
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YVONNE KEY-PARKER To Annette Haskins and the Green Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this time in your life that we all have to go through. I've been were you are now. Hold on to the precious memories that will forever be in your hearts. Remember that the word says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. BE BLESS. From Yvonne and Delvon
Posted: 11/3/2017
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Lorna Matos My heart felt thoughts and prayers to the family. Praying for comfort and fond memories to recall.
Posted: 11/2/2017
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Linda Sumner-Holmes To Annette and family. My sincerely condolences on the passing your beloved brother. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Posted: 11/2/2017
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Mildred L. Cojoe May the good memories give the family peace. I will miss you my friend
Posted: 11/1/2017
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Mrs. Jordan To The Family, I want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. I also want to share the comfort of John 5:28,29 where we are promised that those who have fallen asleep in death have the hope of receiving a "resurrection" back to life. Life on an earth restored to a beautiful paradise. Psalms 37:11 says, "The meek will possess the earth, and they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace." While we await that wonderful time please find comfort in these promises.
Posted: 10/31/2017
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Hazel Wike-Gray To one of the greatest Men a young girl could ever have in her life. Thank you Dec. for everything, I might have never said it, (shame on me) but you played such a big role in my life. Rest in Peace....
Posted: 10/31/2017
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