Mary Ann (Collins) Greene died on Saturday, July 10th, 2021.
She was born on November 20th, 1948, to Perry E. Collins Sr. and Ruby D. Collins in Hughes, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her late husband Melvin E. Greene, both parents Perry and Ruby Collins, sister Ethel Collins and brother Perry Collins Jr.
Mary graduated from Central High School in 1966. She married Melvin Greene her high school sweetheart on July 20th, 1969. To this union four children were born, Tamara Michelle, Damon Andre, Dione Christopher, and Tamika “Mika” Nicole. Mary was a family woman. She loved spending time with her husband, children, close family and friends. Her favorite past-time was knitting, sewing, drawing, writing songs and poetry. She wrote a book entitled “The Inheritance Birthright in Jeopardy” in 1993.
Mary worked as an accountant for over 32 ½ years at Andrews McMeel Univeral Press Syndicate before she retired in May 2014.
Mary served the church throughout her entire life; she was generous in her giving and her favorite book was the Bible. She made sure that her family was deeply rooted in GOD’s word by teaching them about the Kingdom of Heaven. She consistently organized programs at social events for the family that involved learning the books of the bible, quoting scriptures, writing plays for Christmas, and singing songs that glorified Jesus. She was a faithful woman, never wavering and always holding true to God’s promises. Mary taught her children patience, how to pray and often prayed out loud for them and others. She became a member at Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ in the early 1990’s. There she taught Sunday School and later became a Deaconess and Mother where she and her husband of 51 ½ years served as mentors and advisors to couples in a marriage ministry.
Mary created the “Faith Works Newsletter” in which she edited and contributed various articles. Her talent did not stop at writing, she also created and presented anniversary certificates for married couples every Sunday and sung in the inspirational choir. Her goals were to please the Lord, help others in any way she could and enjoy life to the fullest. Mary was an inspiration and role model to many people. She was very loving, supportive and could encourage anyone in despair. To the end, Mary fought a good fight, she held onto her confession of faith putting her trust in the Lord, calling on the name of Jesus and speaking God’s word.
She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Damon A. Greene Sr. (Carealetta) of Grandview, MO and Dione C. Greene (Terri) of Lee’s Summit, MO; daughters, Tamara McCullough (Steve) of Raymore, MO and Tamika “Mika” Colston (Rashad) of Belton MO, five grandson’s Damon Jr., Cameron, Kaden, Carsyn and Christian; and three granddaughter’s Destiny, Danielle and Sydney, four sister’s JoAnn Morris, Georgia Freeman (Eddie), Sandra Langum all of Kansas City, MO and Thelma Pete (Johnny) of SanAntonio, TX, three brothers James Collins, Jelani Nkosi (aka Ronald Collins) of Kansas City, MO, Arthur Collins (Diane) of Atlanta, GA, Carl Collins (Caren) of Austin, TX and a host of other loving nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
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