Died: Thu., Oct. 29, 2020

Interment following funeral service

Sat., Nov. 07, 2020


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 07, 2020
Location: Puritan Missionary Baptist Church

Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Sat., Nov. 07, 2020
Location: Puritan Missionary Baptist Church

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In the Beginning

Elmira Lawson Greene was born July 29, 1937 in the farming town of Enid, Mississippi.  She was the second child of Manley Lawson and Lula Bell Ware Jarver. Lula Bell would marry Francis Jarver later in life which developed a blended family with her step-sister Carolyn Jarver.

Elmira  moved to Indianapolis at the age 7 after living briefly in Tennessee and Missouri. She attended IPS school 42 and went on to graduate from Crispus Attucks High School in 1955. There she learned typing and other secretarial skills that would serve her for many years to come. 


Not long after high school, Elmira  was introduced to Everett Greene while they were attending 25th Street MBC. He was a young marine who had recently moved to the area from Washington, DC.  The relationship quickly blossomed and they were married in 1957 and would have celebrated 63 years of marriage on December 6th.  That union produced three sons, Vincent, Marcellus (Mike), and Everett, Jr.

Supportive & Loving

Elmira  poured herself into family and nurtured the physical, mental and spiritual growth of her sons. She was also very supportive of their athletic endeavours and became a big fan of football, basketball, and track & field during their playing days. Later in life she continued her enthusiasm as a big fan of the Colts and Pacers.

When her sons graduated, Elmira became a participant in sports and started bowling. She polished her skills through league play and went on to win many awards over the years. 


Elmira was a dedicated worker in many aspects of her life. She began her work career as a receptionist at IPS school 23 and later became an assembly line worker at RCA / Thompson Consumer Electronics. She completed 38 years of service there before retiring in 1998. Throughout her career she developed many special friendships that still exist today.

Faithful Servant

Elmira  professed her love and faith in Christ at an early age and was     always a tireless worker within the Church. She united with Puritan MBC in 1960 and was active in all aspects of worship, prayer meeting,  bible study, and never missed an edition of the Daily Bread. She presided over both the Nurses ministry and Choir ministry for many years in addition to working with several other auxiliaries within the church. Elmira’s dedication and loyalty were never more prevalent than in her role as the church clerk where she faithfully served for 52 years.

Devoted Caregiver

Elmira was the devoted and selfless caregiver to her mother Lula Bell Jarver for over 20 years until her passing in 2018. She was there at the time of need for her sister Laura Vera and cousin Fredonia until they succumbed to illness. Elmira continued to provide the special care needs to her sister Carolyn until her health would no longer allow. She gave until she had no more to give.


Elmira departed this life on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at the age of 83 years and 3 months after enduring multiple years battling cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Laura Vera Whitfield and dearest cousin Fredonia Robinson.

Elmira leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Everett, Sr.; sons, Vincent, Marcellus (Janice), Everett, Jr. (Kimberly); 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren;  beloved step-sister Carolyn; loving god-sister, Barbara “Beechie” Coleman; and a host of caring relatives and friends. She touched every soul around her with the light of her spirit.


Humbly Submitted………………...The Family





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Theresa Harris
   Posted Sat October 31, 2020
To the Greene Family:

Sending our deepest sympathy to you all.
Mrs. Greene was a loving caring devoted Christian woman. Her memories will always be remembered.
We're praying for peace and comfort.

Theresa Harris and family

Luanne Brown
   Posted Sun November 01, 2020

Peace Lily was sent by Mark and Anne Brown .

To Everett Jr and Kimberly and family, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. May the God of all comfort surround you with his comforting arms. Our prayers are with you. Mark and Anne Brown

Gayle Lewis-Barton
   Posted Tue November 03, 2020

Bolivian Dish Garden was sent by Metering Service Florida.

Our deepest condolences, prayers for the family. Always in our thoughts. Duke Energy Metering Service

Linda Chavis
   Posted Thu November 05, 2020
Our sincere prayers and deepest condolences to the family of Mrs. Elmira Greene. Elmira’s caring and selfless nature was admired by many. Her kindness was contagious, and her memory will live on forever.

Linda Chavis and Family

Loraine Ruggs
   Posted Sat November 07, 2020
The the Greene family, We, The Ross Family extend our deepest condolences to you all. Our prayer is that the love and support of family and friends give you strength during this time. Above all, my the love of God and his word bring you peace. We will forever remember Mrs. Greene's beautiful smile and how supportive she was during the times we were in high school going to the football and basketball games. May she rest in heavenly peace. Much Love to you all.

Humbly Submitted,

Loraine Ross-Ruggs
Ross Family

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