Mae Greene


On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, Willa Mae Greene, age 84, a beautiful and kind lady who was a blessing to everyone who knew her, entered into her Glorious Heavenly home.

Mae was born May 12, 1938 in Jackson County to the late Cornelius Brooks and the late Leola Estes Brooks.

She retired from Buster Brown Textiles in Sylva and was a charter member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where she was clerk for many years. Mae’s strength and courage was an example for each of us to follow as she never gave up in her fight against heart failure. Let us think of Mae and remember that those we love can never be more than a thought away for as long as there’s a memory they will live in our hearts to stay.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Bobby and Billy Brooks; and baby sister, Elenora Brooks.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 64 years and the love of her life, Clyde H. Greene of Barkers Creek; two daughters, Karen Greene of Whittier, N.C.; and Kerri Abbott (Gary) of Franklin, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Marissa Abbott of Atlanta, Ga., and Ryan Abbott of Nashville, Tenn.; and a multitude of dear friends, and Clyde’s family which were like her own. Special niece, Brenda Mathis (James); and two cousins, Greg and Randy Brooks, also survive. 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the pastor, Tommy Ashe, officiating.

The family received friends from 12:30 until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Burial followed services at Barkers Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Barkers Creek Cemetery, c/o Doris Brooks, Beech Tree Road, Whittier, NC 28789.