Dalawrence Shondale 'Duke' Green

March 19, 1978 ~ August 26, 2022 (age 44)


“Sad is the parting, no one can tell:

So sudden on earth the sorrow fell,

The blow was hard, the shock severe;

To part with one we love so dear.

Dearer still, as days depart;

Our loved one’s memory will forever live within our hearts!”


Dalawrence S. Green, son of the late Lawrence Green and Avie Simmons Green Hodo, was born on Sunday, March 19, 1978 in Greensville County, Virginia.

‘Duke’, as he was affectionately called by his family and friends, was educated in the Greensville County Public School System; graduating with the class of 1996. He made his home in Skippers, Virginia and was employed with the Virginia Department of Corrections.

‘Duke’ was a very sociable person. If you came in contact with him, you could expect a good laugh and great conversation. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending quality time with his family, fishing and talking about “His Dallas Cowboys” and the Los Angeles Lakers.

On Friday, August 26, 2022; while in the care of Bon Secours Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center of Emporia, Virginia, our dear loved one departed this earthly life. In addition to his parents, Dalawrence was preceded in death by: two aunts, Gladys Green and Clarine Jeter; five uncles, Anderson Simmons, Jr., Malvin Lee Simmons, Clifton Simmons, Calvin Stokes and Michael Barner.

Cherished memories will forever remain in the hearts of: his fiance’, Jennifer Burgess; three children-at-heart, whom he reared as his own, Keshauna Stone, Janesia Hankins and Billy Moody all of Skippers, Virginia; three brothers, Demilton Green of Charlotte, North Carolina, Damannus Green (Yolona) of Emporia, Virginia and Johndau Hodo of Charleston, South Carolina; six aunts, Judy Green of Skippers, Virginia, Evelyn Green of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Shirley Boone of Brooklyn, New York, Katherine Simmons of Norfolk, Virginia, Sheila Turner of Emporia, Virginia and Hazel Ussery Byrd (Tommy) of Garysburg, North Carolina; three uncles, Larry Simmons of Chesapeake, Virginia, Arthur Green (Cynthia) of Greensboro, North Carolina and Joseph Green (Bernie) of Minneapolis, Minnesota; three nephews, Johndaus Hodo, Jr., Montario Green and Da’Marion Green; four nieces, Aikayla Green, Nyasia McDuffie, Emoni Hodo and Abrielle Hodo; one great-niece, Mekiya Webb; a host of cousins, relatives and friends.


Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mr. Green's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family. 


The Management and Staff of Knox-High Mortuary, Inc. is privileged to provide

"Distinctive Services, With The Essence Of Excellence"

to the family of Mr. Dalawrence S. Green.

We ask that you join us in remembering the family in both thought and prayer. 

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September 4, 2022

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

September 5, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Greensville County Elementary School
1110 Sussex Drive
Emporia, VA 23847

Celebration of Life
September 5, 2022

2:00 PM
Greensville County Elementary School
1110 Sussex Drive
Emporia, VA 23847

Interment following funeral service
September 5, 2022

Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
Forest Lawn Street
Emporia, Virginia 23847

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