Milton Reo Green was the son of the late Sidney Green, Sr and Hattie Bellamy Green. He was born on January 15, 1942 to the late Marie Green Shields in Wampee South Carolina. He entered into eternal rest on July 21, 2020 at home surrounded by loving family and friends.
Milton attended public school in Horry County and graduated from Chestnut Consolidated High School with the class of 1959. At age 17, Milton moved to Mount Vernon, New York where he got his first job as a dishwasher. As a carpenter and floor layer, he worked for Circle Flooring Company and retired from Val Flooring Company as a foreman. He was a member of the NYC District Council of Carpenters, Local Union 2287. He met and then married Mildred Cogdell Green on August 31, 1963 and from this union two children were born. Milton was a member of Greater Centennial AME Zion Church of Mount Vernon, NY. After retiring, Milton returned to Little River, SC where he lived until his death.
Preceding him in death: grandmother Lila (Braxton) Bellamy Watson, father Jesse Bellamy, son Glendale Vereen, sisters Annie (James) Edge, Marie (Malton) Shields, Mamie (J.D.) Randall, Ruby Randall, Azie Lee (Robert) Livingston and Ella Mae Stanley; also brother Elbert Bellamy and sister Betty Turner, sister-in-law Mary Lee Green, brother-in-laws Lemuel Alvander Ford, Ulysses Gilbert and Grant Cogdell, mother-in-law Tena Cogdell, father-in-law Isiah Cogdell, Sr.
He leaves to cherish, his wife Mildred Cogdell Green, daughter Cassandra (Vincent) Green Henderson, son Darryl (Darlene) Green. He also leaves behind a son Milton Whittle and a daughter Nikkia Green; daughter-in-law Carene Vereen; sisters Queen Isabella Ford and Beautine (Walter) Martin; brother Sidney (Doris) Green, Jr; grandchildren Larenz Henderson, Noelle Henderson, Earling Rowe, III and Nia Giselle Rowe; sister-in-laws Barbara Gilbert, Vera Cogdell and Leronia Bellamy; brother-in-laws Samuel Randall, Isiah (Laverne) Cogdell, Jr and Lawrence (Cynthia) Cogdell; aunt Edna Wilson; a close friend Peggy Randall and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.
Milton will be remembered as a kind and loving husband and dependable father who took special care of his children and family. He was a hard worker and held many different jobs throughout the years, picking up extra work and driving a taxi, citing his need to provide for his family as his top priority.
Milton loved history and reading historical biographies, doing word search puzzles, catching up on the latest crime shows, reading the newspaper and listening to Al Green songs. Milton’s family will deeply miss his high-pitched laugher, great story telling and his ability to light up every room he entered. He was passionate about sports and loved the NY Knicks and the Golden State Warriors.
To know Milton is to love him. He will forever be cherished and remembered. Milton loved the Lord and his family believes that he is resting in eternal peace.
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