Missionary Michelle D. Greene, age 63, fought cancer until her last breath. She peacefully passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at Swedish Hospital where she was surrounded by her family.
Michelle was born to William H. Perry and Lola F. Perry on September 27, 1955. She was reared in Detroit, Texas and attended Detroit ISD School. She was a member of Williams Temple Church of God in Christ in Clarksville, Texas. She was baptized and received the Holy Ghost at a young age. In 1970, a few years later, she was married to Johnny Greene, Sr. To this union was a blessing of four children: Carla, Laronda, Judy and Johnny, Jr.
They attended Williams Temple Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Elder S.W. Williams. Michelle loved working for the Lord in any capacity that was needed. She also loved singing and music. In 1977, they relocated to Seattle, Washington. God lead them to Madison Temple Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Pastor Edgar Gray where they continued to serve God. Years later they changed their membership again to Upper Room Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Pastor Kelly Easter where she served effortlessly for more than 30 years as an Evangelist, Deaconess, Musician, Teacher, and Choir President, while also serving dutifully in multiple community church services/events.
In her spare time, Michelle taught herself how to play the piano, she loved to cook and spend time with family and friends. She was famous for her peach cobbler and 7-up cake and various other desserts. Michelle lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; chatting with friends and family, snacking, spending time nourishing people around her with her love, singing, prayers, faith, and positivity.
Michelle was preceded in death by her father William Perry and her brother Michael Perry.
She leaves to rejoice in her homegoing her daughters Carla, Laronda (Mississippi), Judy (Michael) and her son Johnny (Charlene), her God-daughter Shaunquest, her grandchildren Julian (Samantha), K’Laun, Imanni, Sabreece, Nashayla, Kierra and her great-grandson Atticus, her mother Lola Perry (Texas), Brother Danny Perry (Texas), Sisters Teresa Russel (Oregon), Deborah (Pastor Lester Nunley) (Texas), Diane (Jimmy) Washington (Texas) and a host of aunties, uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins.
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