Champaign, IL—Malcolm E. Green, 95, died Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Champaign. He was born May 6, 1926 in Champaign to Romeo and Winifred Green. He married Lucia M. Pyles on August 8, 1947 in Champaign.
Malcolm dedicated his life as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1959. His great joy was spending many hours teaching and discussing the Bible with others. Also, he enjoyed traveling, carpentry and (with great ambition) built the family residences himself.
He graduated from Champaign High School and attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO, and the University of Illinois, after serving in the US Navy. Malcolm retired as a Financial Aide Administrator at the University of Illinois. Also, he worked as a manager for the Champaign County Housing Authority, and as a Housing Inspector for the City of Champaign. In addition, he was the owner of Green’s Accounting and Tax Services for many years.
Spending time and entertaining family and friends was a highlight in his life. He dearly loved Lucia, his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and his God, Jehovah, who he loyally served.
He is survived by his wife, Lucia, children Sharlyn (Clinton) Wallace, Rhonda (Randolph, Jr.) Kornegay, Cathy (Paul) Williams, and the late Micky S. (Lois Gennaro) Green—10 Grandchildren, Jaimie (Jason), Whitney, Jordan, Rebecca (Jamar), Vince, Aaron (Claudia), Jennifer (Christopher), Gwendolyn, Paul, Jr. (Haby), and Meagan (DeLon) —13 Great Grandchildren—Nephew and Niece, Erick and Jaqueline (mother, Myrtle).
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Romeo Green Jr. and a toddler sister Gwendolyn Green, and his son, Micky.
Due to Covid precautions, the family will gather for graveside services, Friday, July 30, at 2:00PM, at Woodlawn Cemetery. Masks and social distancing are required.
The family would like to thank the doctors and medical staff at OSF Hospital for their attentive care for our beloved father, and we are grateful for the many cards, calls, and flowers received.
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