Mother Elsie Smith Felder Green was born March 12, 1934 in Moncks Corner, South Carolina the daughter of the late Ezekiel Smith Sr. and Annie P. Washington Smith. She departed this life at her home surrounded by her loved ones on August 3, 2021.
Mother Elsie was reared in the Longridge Community and received her education in the public schools of Berkeley County. She was employed by Westvaco and worked many years at Cypress Campground.
In the early 1950’s, Mother Elsie married Sam Felder Sr. and to this union six children were born. Mr. Felder departed this life in 1962. On May 2, 1963 Mother Elsie married Eugene Green and to this union five children were born, she also gained four stepchildren. Mr. Eugene departed this life in 2005.
Mother Elsie joined Canaan Christian Church at a young age. Where she was a Missionary. She formed a singing group called the Angelete Gospel Singers where she was the lead singer. She also served as the President of the Senior Mass Choir and an Usher. She loved fishing and singing. She loved her family and her family loved her. Where ever there was a candle light service, you will find Mrs. Elsie. She was an awesome cook, some of her favorites were red rice, chitterlings & rice, and rice pudding.
Mother Elsie was preceded in death by one son: Sam Felder Jr.; two grands; Allen Johnson Jr. and Alphonso Campbell Jr. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.
Those left to cherish her memories: Gerlene (Robert) Jamerson of Ridgeville, SC, Benjamin Felder of Summerville, SC, Dora (Allen) Johnson of Cross, SC, Wanda (Gene) Smalls, David Felder, both of Summerville, SC, Bertha Simmons of Moncks Corner, SC, Sheila Manigo, Carolyn (James) Jackson, Eugene D. Green, Tawnu (Jeffery Myers) Green, Rev. Ruby Lee (Patricia) Ray, Harriet (Donald) Lemon, all of Summerville, SC, Sylvia Garland of Ridgeville, SC, and Eugene (Sandra) Green Jr. of Summerville, SC; two grandchildren she reared as her own: Curtis (Rosie) Felder of Summerville, SC and Quintessa (Kevin) Johnson of Goose Creek, SC; one brother-in-law: Walter (Daisy) Green; three sister-in-laws Ruth (John) Stevens, Elouise Smith, and Julia Maxwell; forty-five grandchildren, one hundred twenty-six great-grandchildren, and twelve great-great-grandchildren; five adopted grandchildren: Kenyada Smith, Micheal Smith Jr., Malcolm Smith, Samatha and Addison Johnson; two best friends: Mary Ford and Doris Adaline; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
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