It is said that The Extraordinary Life is one in whom Christ is dwelling, and in whom the presence of Christ is seen in their actions, heard in their speech, felt in their presence, and through whom Christ is making a strong Godly impact on others. This is such a life lived by Louise Green.
Louise (Lou) Green, of Cabot, Arkansas, age 90, went home to see her Lord and Savior on January 17, 2022. She was born in Brummitt, Arkansas on August 29, 1931 to Felix Sr. and Dollie Sharp.
Louise grew up in Humnoke, the sister to two younger brothers whom she cared for deeply –this is where caretaking became second nature to her.
After graduating from Humnoke High School, Lou moved to Little Rock and got a job as a telephone operator for ten years. While in Little Rock, Ms. Ella Louise Sharp met Robert Anderson Green, and they courted for four years. They wed on September 10, 1954 and were married for 57 years.
On the curve of a road, for 47 years, Lou and Bobby lived happily on their land, affectionately known as “Green Acres.” Because of hard work and homemaking, both the house and land were always in pristine condition. Lou continued to mow her yard until she was in her early 80’s. She loved cleaning and worked as a housekeeper until she was 85 years old.
It was here on this hill where Lou and Bobby raised the Green girls, Debi and Pam – where Lou taught them by example – with patience and loving kindness. She had a compassionate and empathetic heart, and like Atticus Finch, taught her girls that “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...”
Lou was a wonderful seamstress, and the clothes she made for the girls looked like they were purchased in a department store. She herself was a classy lady, a Jacki O, who was always the best dressed in the family. Lou was frugal and taught her girls to be the same, for one of her favorite sayings was “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.” She lived simply, she was always thankful, and she knew that life could turn for the worst in an instant.
Lou was appreciated, respected, and loved by many. She was known for her soft sweet voice, her kindness, her calmness, and her patience. She was a walking witness- a Bible with two legs, running the race with all her might, never lacking faith. She was precious!
Family was everything to Lou, for she loved and valued every member of her family, and spending time with them gave her great joy. She loved her sons-in-law as if they were her boys and thought the world of her grandkids. Her heart was so happy when she got to be around her great grands. Her quiet demeanor, unpretentiousness, and sweet nature have been passed down to her girls and grandkids, as well as her great work ethic, her desire to always do the right thing, and her unending love for “Green Acres.”
Lou was an active member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church for 58 years. She loved every lady in her Sunday school class. She worked as a Vacation Bible School teacher for years and worked for Mt. Carmel Day Care for ten years. She loved the Lord, and her actions reflected His Grace.
And like her favorite flower in the garden, huge pink roses – life continues on Green Acres, along with the beauty of decades of life – a few with thorns, but many with colorful sunrises and sunsets. It is here where Louise’s daughters will remain on the hill- with heavy hearts for now, but waiting for spring and renewal.
Survivors include daughters, Debi (Joe) Waddle and Pam (Steven) Burks of Cabot; brothers, Felix (Liz) Sharp and Edward (Sue) Sharp of Cabot; grandchildren, Brittani Baldwin Gracey (Ethan) of Little Rock and Drew Burks of Darien, Georgia; step-granddaughter, Tracy (Joe) Hurdle of Jacksonville; grandsons Easton and Everett Gracey and Alex Hurdle; and special family, Pam Hickman Calloway of El Dorado and Savannah Hickman of Little Rock. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Bobby) Anderson Green.
Unfortunately, due to Covid, there will only be a private family graveside service at Mt. Carmel Cemetery on Monday, January 24 at 10:00 with Brother Bill Duvall officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) or to Mt. Carmel Baptist church.
Lou was easy to love and to honor her, hum a song, be kind, be grateful, tell the truth, make amends, go to church, but most importantly, say “I love you!”