Celeste Parham Green, our beloved mother, mother-at-heart, grandmother, sister-in-law and friend, began her journey through life on Sunday, June 25, 1933 in Dolphin, Virginia. She was born to the parentage of the late Bennie Parham and Annie O. Avent.
Celeste was a beautiful angel, who grew up in Brunswick County. She later moved to Emporia, where she attended the Greensville County Public School System. Early in life, she accepted Christ and united in Christian fellowship with Rocky Mount Baptist Church. During her tenure, Celeste served faithfully as a member of the Senior Choir and Missionary Ministry.
As life progressed, Celeste met and married Cleveland Cain. That is union was blessed with the birth of five children. On December 31, 1999, Celeste was united in Holy Matrimony to Frank McKinley Green.
“Who can find a virtuous woman? She is worth far more than rubies.” (Proverbs 31:10) Celeste’s qualities of hard work, fear of God, respect she had for her husbands, foresight, encouragement, care for others and love for her family, all led her to a life of enjoyment, honor and worth.
Yes, Celeste was the epitome of “A Virtuous Woman”. She was the matriarch of the family and was respected as such. The values and principles she instilled will leave a permanent impression in the hearts of all she touched. Celeste loved unconditionally. Her love was not limited to just family, but it was shared throughout the community. She applied the word according to the Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:14: “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this you shall love your neighbor as yourself”. Because of her commitment and passion, she was known by many as one who never met a stranger. Celeste lived a very fruitful life. She was a true warrior for Christ, whom we all tried to emulate.
Another soldier gone, To get a great reward; She fought the fought, She kept the faith and now, gone home to God. Her soul has gone to God who giveth; the earth will claim its own. But she is shouting around the throne, While we are left to mourn. But some day we will meet again; All our loved ones gone before, Someday we will reach that happy land, Where parting will be no more. On Tuesday, March 16, 2021; Celeste put on her traveling shoes; while in the comfort of her home. In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by: a son, Nathaniel Cain; granddaughter, Sandra Powell-Wyche and two children-at-heart, Cornell Green and Catherine Green.
Cherished memories shall forever remain in the hearts of: her loving children, Charles E. Cain, Cleo C. Adams and James C. Cain all of Emporia, Virginia and Joseph L. Cain (Betty) of Richmond, Virginia; children-at-heart, James R. Green of Richmond, Virginia, Mattie Washington and Frankie Green, Jr. both of Emporia, Virginia, Bobby Green, Wayne Green, Joyce Green, Celestine Green, Patricia Green, Daphne Green and Edith Green all of Richmond, Virginia; sister-in-law, Viola Lee; special friend, Russell Lee; sister-at-heart, Virgie DeBerry; daughter-at-heart, Pearly Cain; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Celeste was blessed to be cared for in the comfort of her home by her daughter, Cleo; granddaughter, Antoinette Cain and assistant caretakers, Cherelle, Arianna and Zy`ion Cain. A light from our household gone, A voice we loved is still, A place is vacant in our home, that never can be filled.
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