Mr. Cecil “Green”, Green, son of the late Cornelius Green and Melvina Adina (Williams) Green was born on October 13, 1932 in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. He attended public schools in Jamaica. He worked from a very early ages at Jamaican Fisheries, he was later discovered by a Texas rancher. The rancher challenged him to get on the back of cow tied to a tree. During the challenge, he was bucked off, but the rancher saw the potential in him and offered him a ranch-hand job in the United States. Mr. Green accepted the offer and relocated to the in the early 60’s. Upon arriving, he quickly advanced to foreman. He was united in holy matrimony with Patsy Jo (Tatum) Green, the marriage was blessed with 4 children- biological and two stepdaughter-daughters, Victoria and Gwendolyn, making the total of children. Mr. Green has a total of 8 biological, and 2 step-daughters. Mr. Green was later hired on with Hudson Dairy, where he worked as a dairy hand for many years. After working several years with Hudson Dairy, Mr. Green began working for San Angelo Slaughter House. While working at the slaughterhouse, Mr. Green was involved in an accident, and later lost his sight. Mr. Green having a strong desire for independence, refused to quit working, and later discovered the Light House for the Blind, receiving multiple awards for outstanding employee of the quarter and year. He was employed for 15 plus years. Mr. Green pursued higher education at the age of 45 attending Texas State Technical College-West Texas, becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist, graduating with a 4.0 gpa. After graduating, Mr. Green became self-employed, exercising his skills, building a vast clientele based. Mr. Green worked in the field a certified message therapist for 15 years later. After several years of marriage, Mr. Cecil Green and Patsy Green later divorced, but continued to raise their children cohesively. Mr. Green was loved by many because of his generous spirit, pleasant personality, and wisdom beyond his time. His friendship base was comprised of people he knew for 50 plus years. Mr. Green loved the Lord. He attended church throughout his life until he could no longer attend due to his health-related issues. He made sure that his children knew about his never-ending relationship with the Lord. After speaking on the phone, he would always say a prayer “May the Lord keep you and guide you, may He give you health and direction. May He prosper you and keep you safe and guide you in the direction you should go, in the name of Jesus.” He always pointed his children to God. Mr. Green later befriended Evelyn Guzman. Mrs. Guzman cared for Mr. Green and will miss him dearly. Mr. Greens amazing life impacted so many people. He memories will be forever cherished in the lives of his children, loved ones and friends. Mr. Green is survived by his children: Clover Green, Reina Machelle Ray, Zina Pizano, Cecil (Rasheena) Green Jr., Patricia (Kenneth) Rainwater, Leticia (Joshua) Ashley, Drew Green, Victoria (James) and Gwendolyn Williams. Other survivors include four brothers, Aiden Green, Septi Green, Lenton Green and Carl Green and two sisters, Phyllis Brown and Laleet Green; nineteen grandchildren, one great grandchild and 8 great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Martin Green, and parents Cornelius Green and Melvina Adina (Williams) Green.
Poem of Life
Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what’s to be, A resting place along the road, To sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, But never meant to stay… Our destination is a place Far a greater than we know. For some the journey’s quicker, For some the journey’s slow. And when the journey finally ends, We’ll claim a great reward, And find an everlasting peace, Together with the lord.