Roslyn C. Green
Green, Roslyn C. aged 91, born December 8, 1930, in Atlanta, Georgia to parents Samuel and Minnie Grier passed away on December 15, 2021, after a brief but courageous battle with colon cancer. Roslyn graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta. After which, she graduated from Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia with a BS degrees in Business Administration and Mathematics. Roslyn married Robert Green, of Brookside, Alabama in 1950. They began their married life in Biloxi, Mississippi where both were employed as instructors at Keesler Air Force Base. In 1955 the young couple made a bold decision to move to Minnesota. They made this choice solely having heard then Mayor Hubert Humphrey give his famous civil rights speech at the 1948 Democratic Convention. They first moved to the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul but were forced to move when Interstate 94 was constructed through the thriving African American neighborhood. They moved to Maplewood, Minnesota where they were some of the first African Americans professionals to move to the suburbs. They were proud first-time homeowners. They loved their home and continued to live there for the rest of their lives. After moving to Minnesota, Roslyn stayed home to raise her three children. Once all her children were school age she returned to the workforce. She first worked at the Golden Rule Department Store and later at the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Roslyn worked in taxation for 27 years retiring as a Lead Tax Examiner. She often had to travel throughout the State of Minnesota as an expert witness for tax cases. Roslyn was a voracious reader, avid sports fan, and crafter. She enjoyed spending time at the cabin in Spooner, Wisconsin with her late husband, Robert, and enjoyed traveling, particularly to Atlanta, to be with family. Roslyn also enjoyed going to Las Vegas and local casinos. Roslyn was a long-time member of Pilgrim Baptist Church. She regularly participated in bible study. Roslyn and Robert enjoyed volunteering at the church's food shelf. Preceded in death by her by husband, parents and siblings Samuel, Willie Louise, Roxie Levert, Alma, Henrietta, Melvin, and Barbara. Roslyn is survived by her sister Shirley, brothers Norman and Donald, and her children, Ronald (Patricia) Green (Woodbury), Donna (Kenard) Rockette (Maplewood), and Sharon (John Baker) Clark-Williams (North St. Paul), grandchildren, Angela, Alexander, Vanessa, Mariah, Michael, Kiyesha and Rhaveana, 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends. A memorial celebration of Roslyn's life will be announced later.
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