Homegoing celebration for Mr. Nathaniel G. (Nat) Green of Tampa, who passed away while under the care of LifePath Hospice, The Indigo Team, will be held Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2511 E. Columbus Drive, Tampa, Florida 33605 with Rev. Matthew Redmon, Officiating and Rev. Allen Cusseaux, Eulogist. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Tampa, FL.
Mr. Nathaniel G. (Nat) Green was born May 24, 1916 in Tampa, Florida to the late Girard and Daisy Green. He grew up in Hyde Park and later relocated to the Belmont Heights Area. He was a graduate of Middleton High School, where he played football as a running back and earned a scholarship to FAMU for his basketball abilities. After completing his sophomore year, he was called to serve his country from 1942- 1946 in the U.S. Army during World War II. After returning home, he married his high school sweetheart, Wilma Stanley, in 1946. This union was blessed with one beautiful daughter, Pattrese.
Mr. Green received Christ at an early age and joined New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in 1938 and served on several Boards, to include: Usher Board #2, Purple Lily, Pulpit Aide, The Golden Gems, Safety Patrol/Custodian for 30 years and continued to serve Christ and his church until his health began to fail last year. He was also a Charter Member of Builders Of Better Citizens, a member of the American Legion, Post #167 and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Post # 108.
He worked for Tampa Tribune for a number of years before moving on to Tampa Electric Company and retired after 35 years of service.
Mr. Green moved to his heavenly home on Thursday morning, December 20, 2012 at 10:35 A.M. at his home with his family at his side.
Mr. Green was preceded in death by his daughter, Pattrese (Jackie) Green; parents, Girard and Daisy Green and wife, Wilma Green.
Mr. Green will always be remembered for his kind and loving ways.
Precious memories will forever linger in the hearts of his devoted cousins that were also his caregivers until the end, Alliene Maddox-Robinson, Ollie Maddox- Carter and Margaret Maddox-Walker and husband, Alton, all of Tampa, FL; devoted brother, William L. Green of El Cero, CA; devoted sisters, Giroleen Bright of San Jose, CA and Dorothy Robinson of Tampa; devoted God-son, Wendell Robertson and family of Tampa, FL; niece, Shelia Bright of Sam Jose, CA; nephews, Girard Bright and wife, Betsy, Edward Bright and wife, Jill, Sterling Bright and wife, Lesley, all of San Jose, CA; cousins, Sydney Green of Tampa, Joseph Green, Oakland, CA, Thelma Acosta, Alyce Von Lockette both of Tampa, FL; Gladys Lang and husband, Bobby of Tallahassee, FL; Robert Cole and wife, Madeline, Billy Cole of Oakland, GA, Bernard Green and wife, Juanita and family of Atlanta, GA, Rachel Dowling of Austin, SC, Judy Vasquez, Helen Thompson of Tampa, FL; James and Penny Cole of St. Petersburg, FL, Barbara Hazelton and husband, Randolph, Evelyn Bourn of Chicago, IL, Irma Bozeman of Dallas, TX, Jack and Herbert Maddox, Beverly Maddox-Glover and husband, Rickey, The Cole’s, Davis, Jackson, Gardner and Maddox Families, all of Tampa, FL; other cousins from Utica, NY, Tacoma, Washington, Rochester, NY and MPLS; numerous great nieces and nephews, of San Jose, CA; a host of devoted and caring friends; just to mention a few, Reverend Walter Williams, Deacon Willie Howard, Deacon J. C. Lovett, Ron and Clara Warlow, Gloria Sylvester, Melvin Stone, Vincent and Mary Strange, Attorneys Delano and Frank Stewart, Clym and Booker Washington, Bennie Smith, Rev. and Mrs. Louis Jones and a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends and his church family of New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, The Indigo Team of Hospice and The friends of the Belmont Heights Area.
There will be a viewing from 5:00 – 9:00 P.M. with a wake from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M. Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29th Street, Tampa, Florida.