Mae Lois Green

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Precious Memories of Mae Lois Ervin-Green

It is said that when life begins, it is like an open book with many blank pages.  Each day as we live, our deeds are recorded page by page until we close our eyes in death, and await that great getting up morning.

The pages of this book began on September 19, 1947, Mae Lois Ervin was born in Linden, Texas to the late Leon B. and Velma Lee Ervin.  She united with Church of the Living God at an early age.  Later in life she was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church of Jefferson, TX. until it burned in 2011.  Afterwards, she would visit area churches and receive visits from area preachers who would minister to her and provide communion.  She was a part of the kitchen and hospitality department and served well.  She was an excellent cook.  She spear-headed the family reunions for 16 years.

She attended Fairview Junior-Senior High an when her parents became ill with pneumonia she had to quit school to care for them and her siblings.  She missed too much time and couldn't catch up.  Therefore, she sacrificed her dreams to care for her siblings and the home.  She loved to crochet and made beautiful dollies.  On September 4, 1968 she married her night in shining armor, Gerald R. Green, Sr.  During their 49 1/2 years of marriage, they built a family and had five beautiful children.

She worked in the family cafe, was a head cook for Magnolia Manor Nursing Home for 15+ years, made and sold cakes/pies as her side job and Gary's Convenience Store where she cooked up a mean batch of chicken until she began to experience some health problems.  Mae was a hard worker and believed in taking care of her family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Ray Green Sr; 1 grandchild; parents, Leon & Velma Ervin; her sister, Helen Hatten; brothers, Leon Ervin Jr., Michael Ervin, Leroy Ervin, Minister Charles Ervin, and Alvin Ervin; sister-in-law, Gloria Ervin, and brother-in-law, Bennie Hatten.

The final page of this book was written on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.  Mae leaves to cherish her memories five children, Gerald Jr. (Cassandra) Green; Tonya (Minister Willie) Johnson, Tracy (Evangelist Nelson) Mayfield, April (Minister) Charles Wofford; Nicole (Amos) Jacobs; grandchildren, Terry Mayfield, Tamara Johnson, Gerald Green III, Maximus Green and Ayden Wofford; sister, Evangelist Mur Lee Grant; brothers, Claude (Glenda) Ervin, Minister Anthony (Joyce) Ervin, Calvin (Wanda) Ervin, Timmy Harrison; aunt, Ollie Bell Johnson; sisters-in-law, Vera Ervin, Joyce Ervin, Rebecca Ervin and Barbara Heard.

Services for Mrs. Mae Green, 74, of Linden, will be 11:00 AM Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Pinecrest Baptist Church. Burial to follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden. Mrs. Green will lie in state from 10:00AM until 6:00PM Friday at the funeral home.  


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  1. To brother and sister Wofford, your Mitchell Blvd. Church family
    members are deeply saddened at the passing of your loved one.
    We pray the following words will be of some comfort: Trust in the lord with thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths. Prov.3:5&6, May God bless and keep is our

  2. Our heart and prayers goes out to the family. Stay strong in the Lord. Love You.
    H.W. and Belinda Gaston

  3. I love you mommy and will miss you forever. Until that great day I'll keep every memory in my heart. Thank You for being the great mother that you will always be.

  4. I love you mom. I thank God for entrusting me to take good care of you and dad throughout the years. If I had the chance to do it over again I would. The memories we had together will live on in my heart. I can let you go now that you're at peace. God makes no mistakes. Therefore I can live with that, but I will continue to carry on your legacy you left behind that u taught me. And that was to cook!!! I will never let it go in vain. Thank you for being the best mother of all mother's to me and my siblings. Rest in peace mom. No more pain baby. Kiss dad and hug him for me. Until we meet again angel😘😘😘😘💖💖💖💖💖

  5. Heaven has truly gained an angel and I know that it is brighter than ever up there because she is there. When Tonya and Willie welcomed me as their godchild, so did granny and the whole family. I am sending love and light to all of her loved ones at this time. Please know that my heart, love, and prayers are with you all.

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