Robbie Loretta Lewis Green, 75, of Doerun died Saturday, January 4, 2020. Funeral service was held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at New Elm Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Voyles and Rev. Gary Holton officiating. Interment followed at Kimball Cemetery in Anderson City, GA. The family received friends from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM prior to the funeral at New Elm Baptist Church.
Casketbearers will be Tommy Page, Arnold Dell, Tony Croy, Jamie Freeman, Kennon McBrayer, and Randy Weldon. Honorary casketbearers will be her nephews and the men of New Elm Baptist Church.
Mrs. Green was born March 24, 1944 in Moultrie, GA to a pair of hard-working sharecroppers named William “Bill” Matthew Lewis and Hattie Loretta “Rita” Jordan Lewis. Her parents worked together and passed along to their children the importance of hard work and frugality. Robbie attended Reedy Creek Elementary School and always cherished the happy childhood memories of carefree days there.
After moving to the New Elm Community, she made the most important decision of her life at age twelve… choosing to accept Jesus Christ as her Savior and the Lord of her life during a revival week at New Elm Baptist Church. In 1963, she made another important decision when she gave her heart to Jerry Green and started a sweet family.
Known in her community as Mrs. Robbie, she lived a life of service to God and her fellowmen. Some of her varied careers included storekeeper, office manager, realtor, pecan farmer, and homemaker. Her volunteer service at New Elm Baptist Church included music director, Sunday School teacher, G.A. director, SONshine Chorus leader, VBS teacher and director, and Women’s Missionary Union director. In addition, Mrs. Robbie started the Jolly Elders, a New Elm community group of senior adults. An excellent event planner, Mrs. Robbie was instrumental in planning annual church Homecomings, church centennial celebration, and the Colquitt Baptist Associational centennial celebration. Mrs. Robbie volunteered many years with Jesus La Roca Firme Hispanic Mission and Church as a nursery worker. She was also blessed to be able to travel to Nicaragua on a short-term mission trip with the Colquitt Baptist Association. She also served as the Colquitt Baptist Association senior adult director for a time. In her spare time, she loved to travel, spend time with her family, and cook delicious cakes for neighbors and which have helped raise money on cake auctions for missions, Okapilco School, and the Georgia Sheriffs’ Boys Ranch.
Survivors include her mother, Hattie Loretta “Rita” Jordan Lewis; her beloved husband, Jerry Wayne Green, Sr.; her children Wayne Green and wife Trudi, Susan Hagin and husband Darrell, and David Green; grandchildren Haley Hagin, Henry Hagin, Journey Green, Jonah Hagin, and Holly Green; and siblings Elaine Lester, Helen Whitney, and Bobby Lewis. She was preceded in death by her father, William “Bill” Matthew Lewis.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks those wishing to honor Mrs. Green’s life to consider a donation to the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions, New Elm Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. Randel Weldon, 500 Captain Gay Road, Moultrie, GA 31768.
Cobb Funeral Chapel of Moultrie has been entrusted with arrangements. Please sign the online guestbook at www.cobbfuneralchapel.com.