My Mother 2004
Trillis Irene Greene
  • 77 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 14, 1935
  • Date of passing: Dec 4, 2012
Let the memory of Trillis be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loving mother, Trillis Irene Greene, 77, born on June 14, 1935 and passed away on December 4, 2012. We will remember her forever.

Trillis was born and raised in Morganfield, Kentucky to Sylvester and Lillie Bell McGuire.  She was a member at the Bowman AME Church of Morganfield, KY.  At an early age she met, fell in love and married the love of her life, George Albert Greene.  George was a dedicated soldier when they married, and because of his obligations to the United States Army they departed from Kentucky to service their country.  Trillis enjoyed being a military wife until she had to be separated from George due to overseas tours of duty.  Trillis and George had five (5) beautiful children which they both took pride in raising.

Trillis, while based at Fort Dix with her husband and the kids nearly grown was employed at Walson Army hospital as an Environmental Service Technician.  She received numerous awards from Fort Dix, one of which was a "We Care Award" presented by the United States Army Medical Department Activity, a "High Performance Award for Excellence" and several "Outstanding Service & Dedication Awards."  After twenty-five (25) years Trillis retired to spend her remaining years as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Trillis dedicated her life to her family; she enjoyed watching and supporting them in fulfilling their dreams and goals.  Trillis talked to each of her five (5) children on the phone just about every day of the week.  Trillis was always operating in the spirit of giving whether it was financial or with words of wisdom.  Not only did she give to her family, many others were blessed as well by her generosity.

Trillis is preceded in death by her husband SGM Ret. George Albert Greene, her parents Sylvester and Lillie Bell McGuire, and sisters Effie Edwards, & Erma McGuire, and a brother James Albert.  She leaves to cherish her memory: Two (2) sisters, Mary McGuire, & Hilda Rose husband Will, both of Morganfield, KY., four (4) daughters, Joy Delmage & husband Dave of Candor, NY, Tina Daniels of Delanco, NJ, Gloria D. Greene of Browns Mills, NJ, Gwendolyn Ann Cook & husband Jonathan of Vineland, NJ, one (1) son, Robert Lee Greene & wife Angela of Pembroke, Fla.  Trillis is the loving Grandmother of Qiana, Ciara & Robert Jr., & Great-Grandmother of Shatara.  She will be dearly missed by a host of other family members, including her best friend Jane Ferrell of Henderson, KY.

Lovingly Submitted,

The Family

             "Blessed are the pure at heart for they shall see God" (Matt. 5:8). 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Vivian Smallwood on 4th December 2016

"Blessings of love Gwen, I know the extra-added expression of missing a loved one more today than the day they went to Heaven. And, God knows the heart, as memories of your MoM continue to resonate joy, peace, and happiness on this day and forevermore! Love you!"

This tribute was added by Gwendolyn Cook on 4th December 2016

"Mom although 4 years have passed you are missed more today than the day you actually went off to heaven. We think and talk of you often, we celebrate everyday for the life you lived and love you smothered us all with. Love you mom forever!"

This tribute was added by Jonathan Cook on 4th December 2016

"Despite the years that have come and gone your presence continues to be missed. You would be proud of your baby girl who has taken on the role of mom mom in raising Londyn who wears your name well. When saying her name she proudly declares it with your name being in the middle of a complete phase. Tara did well in making that tribute to you. Love always"

This tribute was added by Gwendolyn Cook on 14th June 2016

"Happy birthday mom, love you always!"

This tribute was added by Gwendolyn Cook on 4th December 2015

"Mom the urge to call you every morning still continues,  though you now reside in your heavenly mansion, the thought of you no longer here often saddened me. You are truly a mother after my own heart and I'm so honoured that God picked me to be your baby daughter. Loving you forever mom!"

This tribute was added by Gwendolyn Cook on 14th June 2015

"Happy birthday mom, I continue to celebrate the life you lived today and everyday.   Love you forever mom."

This tribute was added by Gwendolyn Cook on 11th February 2015

"Mom I'm so glad I gave you flowers while you were here, love you forever!"

This tribute was added by Gwendolyn Cook on 11th February 2015

"I love you Mom!"

This tribute was added by Jonathan Cook on 5th December 2014

"Good morning mom I know Gwen told you about Joy and her present condition. However, I'm sure, if you were here you would personify strength as you encourage everyone to be hopeful. By virtue of what you have taught and the grace of God I believe your children will be able to weather this storm. Prayerfully this storm will help strengthen the family as a unit, which has always been your desire, but hopefully it will rekindle a greater desire for God as he demonstrates his goodness on Joy's behalf. Mom you are missed but we know life does not stop, thanks for passing on the baton."

This tribute was added by Gwendolyn Cook on 4th December 2014

"Hey mom, even today its hard to believe that I will not be talking to you are seeing you at some point today.  I really do miss you and its doesn't seem to ever get any easier.  I know you must know about what's been going on with Joy, I know your not ready to see her yet, Jonathan and I are praying along with Neiscy.  Neiscy had been slowing coming around, having Londyn in our lives has really given us hope in your absence.  You were always so strong, our family has changed due to you not being here, one of my prayers are to bring them back to the love and unity that you instilled in all of us.  Mother I thank you for being the greatest mother ever, I'm taking care of Londyn Jonathan and I and I know you would really be proud of how smart she is.  Mom she looks and act so much like you.  Today is a sad day for all of us but one thing for sure you taught us all how to be strong in time of trials and tribulations.  Thank you for being an awesome mom and tell Dad I love and miss him as well, kiss him for me.  Your favorite daughter Bop!"

This tribute was added by Gwendolyn Cook on 18th June 2014

"Love you Mom!"

This tribute was added by Jonathan Cook on 17th June 2014

"Happy belated birthday mom. I did not accompany Boppa to the grave site, however, I know the flower arrangement was nice, that's definitely something she puts her heart into. Mom Boppa talks about you all the time, you definitely missed. Love always your favorite son in law (smile)."

This tribute was added by Gwendolyn Cook on 14th June 2014

"Happy birthday Mom! You are forever missed."

This tribute was added by Gwendolyn Cook on 14th June 2014

"Mom I miss you so much, I often want to call you and share what's going on with me and the other family members like I use too every morning. I really wish you would have met Londyn, she reminds us all of you. Mom I celebrate your life today as we celebrate your birthday. Jonathan and I are going to the cemetery today to lay some beautiful flowers, I know how you love to see pretty flowers. Happy birthday Mom I love you with all my heart ."

This tribute was added by Qiana Greene on 6th December 2013

"Nana, I am so sorry it took me two days to write on your memorial,but I forgot my password. It's been a year since we last spoke,seen each other, etc. It seems just like yesterday we were together laughing and making more beautiful memories. So much has been taking place in my life, but the memory of you keeps me going. I miss and love you so much, even words can't explain.I'm still hurting inside from your loss, but you will always be here with me in my heart and in spirit. I want to thank god for blessing me with you and paw. I know you two are together now. I miss& love you two ALWAYS AND FOREVER! love you!"

This tribute was added by Jonathan Cook on 4th December 2013

"Although it's been a year now, it still seems as if it was just yesterday. Mom, as you probably know the atmosphere in your home has been solemn at times with unforgettable memories of you. May the life you lived and the legacy you left become the wind beneath the wings of those who loved you most. Love
always your son-in-law, Jonathan."

This tribute was added by Gwendolyn Cook on 4th December 2013

"Mom we have a gift from God and her name is Londyn Irene Greene!"

This tribute was added by Gwendolyn Cook on 4th December 2013

"Mom we have a gift from God and her name is Londyn Irene Greene!"

This tribute was added by Gwendolyn Cook on 4th December 2013

"Miss you mom!"

This tribute was added by Gwendolyn Cook on 4th December 2013

"Love you mom!"

This tribute was added by Gwendolyn Cook on 4th December 2013

"Mom it's  still difficult to believe you have been gone for a year today.  I love and miss you so much, mom I purpose to carry out yours and dad's legacy by making you proud that I am your daughter!

I wish that you had the opportunity to know Londyn, she reminds me so much of you. You would spoil her so much like you did all your children. I do love you so much, thanks for being such an awesome mom!"

This tribute was added by Jonathan Cook on 12th April 2013

"Hi mom, apart from accepting Christ as Savior, being ordained was the next best thing. Mom I would be remiss if I did not mention my marriage, which has definitely been a highlight. Although we know you were there in spirit, your presence was missed, yet our memories of you continue to fuel our actions. Mom I know you are proud of her & I want you to know I am too. We miss you, much love."

This tribute was added by Jonathan Cook on 6th February 2013

"Today I was awaken after hearing your daughter's attempt to cry silently. As you would expect, it has not been easy, especially when you consider the quality time that was spent. The daily talks, coupled w/ laughter; the weekly visits & the nights that were spent at your home, because she wanted to be close to you as you grew older gracefully. I know I will see you again, much love, ur son"

This tribute was added by Jonathan Cook on 6th February 2013

"Mom, let me say you are sorely missed. Your sudden departure was unexpected and abrupt to say the least. But I know, if it were up to you, you would still be here.  Your presence was assuring and your love gave place to a freedom I came to enjoy. Mom, although you were initially hesitant about sharing your daughter, we ultimately became a team. Thanks mom for sharing her, love you always."

This tribute was added by Gwendolyn Cook on 6th February 2013

"I love you mom, it's been hard for me.  I think about you everyday throughout the day.  Mom I thank God for allowing you to be my mother."

This tribute was added by Ron McGuire on 24th January 2013

"Aunt Trillis you will be forever missed in the natural so glad you at home with Uncle Greene."

This tribute was added by Henrietta Hickman on 11th January 2013

"Dear Gwen, what a wonderful tribute to Mom Trillis. I didn't get to meet your mom but I felt like I had from the constant discussions we had about Mom T.From talking with you on the way to and from her house and while you were waiting for her on your many outings, I felt as though I was there; I guess I was in spirit :). We'll just keep on talking about Mom and loving her. Tks for sharing!"

This tribute was added by Qiana Greene on 11th January 2013

"I love you more than words can explain. I'm trying to be strong now, but it's so hard. Thanks for always being there for me. I love you!"

This tribute was added by Gwendolyn Cook on 9th January 2013

"Mom you taught me to never give up, I thank you most for the unconditional love that helped to produce the woman of God that I have become.  Mom I pray that I made you proud of how I chose to live my life.  You were and are a great example of a woman who dares to be held down.  You were and are my true mentor!  Love you always mom."


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