Welcome to the
memorial page for
Mamie Ella Green
December 12, 1935
~ December 30, 2018
Mamie Ella Green of Long Branch, was born in Saluda, VA on December 12, 1935 and made Long Branch, NJ her home for the last 54 years. Our beloved Mamie passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday December 30, 2018.
She is predeceased by her parents, Richard and Lucille Green, of Saluda, VA; her husband Eljay Blount, Sr. of 33 years from Providence, RI; her husband John Green of 20 years, from Red Bank, NJ; her son Eljay Blount Jr. from Long Branch, NJ and her 4 sisters, 3 brothers and 2 infant siblings from Virginia, Maryland and/or Pennsylvania.
Mamie attended Saluda High School in VA and moved to Long Branch, NJ in 1964. She had four beautiful children: Zell, Shirlene, Eljay Jr. and William. She worked as a dedicated Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with Westwood Hall Nursing Home for 44 years retiring in 1998. While nurturing and rearing her family, she worked hard to provide the best care to everyone around her especially her clients. Caring for others was her specialty and she assumed that role well beyond her retirement as she provided private-duty care until early 2007, as well as giving relentless and loving care guidance to family members and friends.
Many will confirm and share that "Mamie is just a call away" if ever needed. If you knew Mamie, you would know that she was a calm, pleasant and loving spirit that was kind to everyone that she met. Mamie was an avid church-goer always wearing fancy hats (an old school Southern tradition) as she accompanied her husband while he served as the lead keyboardist in the church's music mission.
Her family and friends were Mamie's passion and joy, and she loved to have fun. Her participation in such whimsical fun was obvious when her granddaughter Tracee, affectionately named and called her "Shrams" instead of Grams, which Mamie happily accepted and responded to with endearment. Mamie was an avid and competitive bowler who joined many leagues and was always bowling no matter what the season. Her competitive spirit rendered several trophies and awards throughout her bowling career. She loved games and proved to all that she was the best in Scrabble, Bingo, Crossword Puzzles and many other games. On some days, she took her competitive spirit to the casino and had a love for Atlantic City. To date, her winnings remain a secret.
She loved all kinds of music, but you could always hear her humming a chord-or-two of her favorite gospel hymn In the Garden. It is believed that this was passed down from her mom as Lucille was often heard humming the same tune. Mamie had a warm spirit that included a smile, laughter and presence that lit up a room on any occasion, and her spirit lingers on as we continue to remember and embrace our beautiful "Mamie."
Mamie leaves behind her three children; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; two sisters Bertha Morris of Elkridge, MD and Myrtle Watson of Mattaponi, VA; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and many loving relatives and close friends.