Elizabeth R. “Betty” Green, 84
Published 1:11 pm Monday, February 22, 2021
Elizabeth R. “Betty” Green, 84, beloved wife of James B. “J.B.” Green, Jr., passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 14, 2021, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center after a series of complications stemming from a lengthy battle with Leukemia.
Betty was the oldest of two children born to the late Reverend B. D. and Sarah Louise Rake, in Louisville, Kentucky, March 11, 1936. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky in the early 1950’s, while her father and mother served as minister and minister’s wife at the Main Street Church of Christ in Winchester, Kentucky. She was working as head of the OB unit at the old Clark County Hospital when she married her soulmate, a very godly, young man by the name of J. B. Green, Jr. He had moved from South Carolina to attend Southeastern Christian College and was, at that time employed by Bundy Tubing, Inc.
J.B. and Betty had two children; Cindy and Brian. The two provided a safe and secure home for their family, that was filled with love, laughter, and endless support for each other and their children. Their highest priority was to raise their family with a Biblical worldview, naming the Bible as the only true source of absolute truth. This while guiding each child towards developing their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Betty was a skilled seamstress. She enjoyed crafting of every kind and could reproduce anything she liked, always making it better. She could paint, crochet, knit, cook, decorate and figure out a way to do anything she needed. She was a very sharp thinker, along with being a very devoted wife and mother. She lived a long, blessed life, both always involved and supporting the local church, which they both considered a high priority as they raised their family. They both, most recently, enjoyed attending Christview Christian Church and were very faithful until Betty was diagnosed with leukemia at Christmas, in 2018.
Her tireless giving of love and support for her husband and children continued up until her passing on Valentine’s Day, appropriate for a life well-lived, in love.
Betty Green is survived by her husband, James B. Green, Jr., and two children; Cynthia C. (Cindy) Farmer, husband, William R. (Rod) Farmer, and Brian D. Green and wife, Alicen J. Green. She had seven grandchildren: Eleesha D. (Esh) Campbell and husband, Dr. Charles F. (Chas) Campbell, Brian D. (Bub) Farmer, Kelsey M. McFarland, husband, Jordan L . (Tyler) McFarland, Jacob H. Green, Zachary C. Green, Bradyn N. Green, and Emily F. Mencias.
She was also blessed by three great-grandchildren; Alaina K. (Laneybug) McFarland, Tylee A. Green, and Maya J. Craig.
In addition; Betty was preceded in death by her Father, Reverend Benjamin D. Rake, her mother, Sarah Louise Rake, and her brother, Reverend Ben Rake, who is survived by his wife Linda Rake. Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at 1 p.m., at Rolan G.Taylor Funeral Home. Burial in Clarmont Memorial Gardens, Mt. Sterling Rd. Rolan G. Taylor in charge of arrangements.