In West Palm Beach, Florida, on May 2, 1940, the late Elouise and Lemerrow Green, Sr. became the parents of their first child Lemerrow Green, Jr. The Green family relocated to Montclair, NJ and then years later they moved to Rahway, NJ. In high school, Eld. Green was active in sports. He was on the Rahway High School football and wrestling team. Elder Green studied at Temple University and the Philadelphia College of Bible.
Elder Green enlisted in the United States Military Service as a Marine. He was honorably discharged after serving his time protecting his country. He was employed by the United States Postal Service for several years. After few years with the USPS he began working for Rutgers The State University of New Jersey (Management – Personnel Department). Lemerrow wanted the best out of life. He graduated from Rutgers The State University of New Jersey and he received his Bachelor of Arts and Master’s Degree. Lemerrow received an opportunity to provided more for his family. He his education, skills and favor of God made him a great candidate for a position at New Jersey Transit (Director of the Bus Division).
Elder Green was a congenial person and went above and beyond to help others. His heart and soul was for people. This is an example of why he was always blessed. He gave his life to Christ at Holy Mountain, COGIC under the leadership of the late Eld. Robert L. Bragg. He was also appointed as an Elder. God indeed had a plan for his life.
Elder Green first met the late Mother Barbara Green when she was the Women’s Day guest speaker at Holy Mountain, COGIC. Eld. Green was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Mother Barbara Green on October 28, 1967. She became a member of Holy Mountain COGIC, Rahway, NJ, under the pastorate of the founder Elder Robert L. Bragg.
Elder. Green and Mother Green became members of Cotton Temple COGIC, Jersey City, NJ, under the leadership of the late Bishop Charles H. Cotton and they continued to served years later under the pastorate of Elder Embria Sconiers.
God's plan is always perfect. Elder Green and Mother Green became members of the House of Prayer, COGIC, Plainfield, NJ where Bishop William T. Cahoon is the pastor. Elder Green served as Chairman of the House of Prayer Men’s Department.
Elder Green served as the New Garden State Jurisdictional Financial Treasurer and he was also a member of the New Garden State Bishop’s Council, under the leadership of Bishop William T. Cahoon, Prelate. No matter the task, he did not sit with his hands folded. He was a willing worker in the vineyard of the Lord.
On Monday, December 26, 2022 around 6:15 AM at a long term-care facility, our great omniscient Father saw that Elder Lemerrow Green, Jr. was weak and weary. He dispatched his archangel Michael to his side to bid him to come unto him for eternal rest. Without hesitation or struggle, Elder Lemerrow Green, Jr. quickly and quietly slipped away, leaving this world behind and stepping over into eternity. Elder Green was preceded in death by his beautiful and devoted wife Mother Barbara Green. He leaves to cherish in his memory, one sister Patricia Edwards-Coston, one brother Cordell Green (Tracy Lynn) and one sister in the Lord Mother Julia McLeod. Nieces Sheila & Patrice Spencer, Tonita Green Coachman (Irwin), Tonya Lei Edwards-Santigo (Richard), Latara Yvette Edwards, Shawn Renee Edwards-Dunn (Edward), Renisha Tinae (Nit) Edwards (deceased) and one nephew Kevin Charles Green (deceased). Goddaughter: Pequita Tisdale (Marvin). He also leaves to mourn the New Garden State Jurisdiction, House of Prayer church family and a host of relatives and friends.
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