He was born Nov. 7, 1943, in Shannon to Joseph Green Jr. and Joe Willie Green Walker. He received the Lord as his Savior at a young age at Poplar Springs CME Church in Shannon. He was educated in the Nettleton School District. He attended Tupelo School of Beauty and earned his cosmetology license. He was the founder and president of Green Acres Inc, which formulated and manufactured Hawaiian Silky and Your Future hair care products. A self-made multimillionaire, he reached his full potential through his love for hair and people.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Hope Church with the Rev. Dr. Clementine Mays officiating. Burial was in the Poplar Springs CME Church Cemetery. N.L.
Survivors include his wife, Elide Cristina Green of Tupelo; his mother, Joe Willie Green Walker of Shannon; five sisters, Shirley Cooley (Robert) of Shannon, Pam Traylor (Pastor Chris) of Tupelo, Judy Curry (James) and Shirley Betts (Thomas), all of Nettleton, and Caronica Nelson (Robert) of Grand Rapids, Mich.; eight brothers, Wilford Green (Carcenie) of Shannon, W.T. Green (Annie) Nettleton, Nathaniel James (Mary) St. Louis, Mo., Oliver Nelson (Brenda Gail) of West Point and Kelvin, Michael (Glenda), Marty, Jeffery and Sammy Denman of Nettleton; three aunts, Idella Rogers of Shannon, Lillian Morrow of Tupelo and Mary Sims of Amory; one uncle, Levi Green (Eva Mae) of Akron, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a special niece, Etoil Green; special cousins, Geraldine Terry and Larry Bogan; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Jones and Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.