REV. MINISTER CLARETHA GREEN
Rev. Minister Claretha Green a small petite but Formidable and Powerful Woman of God who began her life as the lovung and only Daughter of Robert and Martha Jenkins in Yazoo City, Mississippi on July 18, 1932. As a young child she, her parents and two sibling brothers moved to Chicago, IL where she attended Elementary, Middle and High School. After graduating high school, she married her high school sweetheart Jesse Curry, Sr. and to that union were born 4 children: Jesse, Jr., Cassandra, Eugene, and Robert. After their divorce she married William Lane, Sr., and to that union were born William, Jr., and Tamara. Later in her life her last marriage was to William A. Green, who was a decorated Service Member, however, no children born to this union, and they remained married until his death in 1998.
Rev Green had confessed salvation at a young age and has spent her lifetime working hard to serve God and provide for her children and she did a phenomenal job at both. In 1958, she moved to the South Suburbs of Chicago to Markham, IL and began working at Spiegel Catalog Company and Johnson Electric Company for a few years then attended Prescott Secretarial & Shorthand School and when she graduated, she immediately began her professional career. Her first position was as the Church Secretary of Second Baptist Church with then Pastor Napoleon Davis (First Lady Estelle) of Harvey, IL. After many years of dedicated service there she applied at The University of Chicago where she worked as the Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs (Charles O’Connell) until her retirement 25 years later. During that time, she attended and graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. She then met and married Daddy Bill Green, moved to Denver, CO where she came out of retirement and worked as the Administrative Assistant to the Provost (David Williams) of Metropolitan State University for another 20 years when she retired for a second time. In 1997 due to Bill Green’s fight with cancer they moved back to Harvey, IL with her mother “Gramo” until his death in 1998 and then her Mother’s death in 2006. By this time, she was ordained and fully operating in her spiritual gifts at Assembly of Love Full Gospel Church with Pastor Derral Anderson (Minister Cheryl) and she became a powerhouse in her prophetic anointing. She later joined Anointed Word International Ministry, Pastor Jacqueline Anderson (Elder Willie) where she remained and served until her return to Denver, CO in 2006. Once in Denver she came out of retirement again and became a member of and the Office Manager to Love Christian Fellowship Church and Educational Center, Rev. Dr. George Quansah (Pastor Tamara) where she remained a committed and faithful member until her final retirement and then her home going!
Over the last several years of Mama Green’s life there were several very special people, family members and others who were wonderful and devoted caregivers to her until her death: Destiny Quansah, Ariana White, Jelsea Ford, Denise Wanzo, George and Tamara Quansah, Arthur Quansah, Amariah & Azilah Quansah who read to her by her bedside, Eric Fryer, Aiden Howard, Jennifer Henry, Shayna Hutcheson, and Advanced Home Health & Hospice of Colorado.
Rev. Minister Claretha Green had her Sunset on October 24, 2022, and is preceded in death by both parents, Robert & Martha Jenkins, by both brothers, James Jenkins & Maurice Jenkins, three grandchildren Robert Curry, Jr. , George Marcus Quansah, Solomon Curry, Daughter-In-Love Lizette Curry (Eugene) and Granddaughter-In-Love Tia Nicole White (Shawn). She leaves to cherish her memory 6 children, Jesse Curry, Jr. (Bertha), Cassandra Curry, Eugene “Lambchops” Curry, Robert (Bobby) Curry, Sr., William (Billy) Lane, Jr. (Theresa) and Pastor Tamara Quansah (Pastor George “Pop”), Goddaughter Jelsea Ford, 22 Grandchildren, 36 Great Grandchildren, 9 Great-Great Grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She left behind a legacy.
The Family would like to thank everyone that sent or said a prayer, kind/comforting words, cards, blessings, food or visit.