Jane McAlister Greene, 85, of Star, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2022, surrounded by family.
Jane was born on March 15, 1937, to Ezra Eugene McAlister and Minnie Blanche Maness McAlister.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bobby” Greene; daughter, Sandra Holleman; three brothers: James, Howard, and David, and two of her sisters, Carol Myers and Martha McAlister.
She is survived by two sisters, Nancy McInnis of Rockingham, NC, and Rebecca Allison of Matthews, NC, as well as three daughters: Beth Greene (Bob) of Raleigh, NC, Susan Maness (Robin) of Summerfield, NC, and Patty Faulkner (Keith) of Grundy, VA; grandchildren: Megan Brandberg (Jake), Will Maness, Hannah Faulkner, Erin Faulkner, and Ryan Faulkner.
Jane was a 1955 graduate of Biscoe High School. She attended Campbell College and received her B.A. in education from The Woman’s College (UNC-G). She spent her entire career teaching in the Biscoe and Star Elementary Schools, leaving a lasting impression with her wisdom, creativity, generosity, patience and love for each and every student.
She took great pride in her family, and treasured time spent with her brothers and sisters and their families. She spent her lifetime tirelessly and selflessly providing and caring for, encouraging and praising her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, feeding and watching birds on her deck, Hallmark movies and playing Wordle. She was the family’s reigning champion of Scrabble. She sewed many of her daughters’ clothes when they were young, made quilts for each of her children and grandchildren and enjoyed scrapbooking in her later years to preserve a lifetime of family memories.
She was a member of Dover Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, Kids for Christ, and sang in the choir for many years. She set a beautiful example of Christian love and service toward all.
Memorials can be made to the family’s scholarship fund: Dover Baptist Church (memo: Bobby Greene Scholarship), 2527 Dover Church Road, Seagrove, NC 27341.
A memorial service will be held at Dover Baptist Church on Sunday, November 6th at 3:30pm.
The Greene family is being served by Phillips Funeral Home of Star.