Remember Where It All Comes From
Fairview's Alumni and Friends Day is a celebration of historically black schools in Harford County, MD. Our guest speaker will be Christine Tolbert. A native of Harford County, Ms. Tolbert had a long career teaching in Harford County Public Schools. She was the executive director of The Hosanna Museum. Ms. Tolbert's hard work established the former Freeman's Bureau school and a learning center; teaching civil rights history and the legacy of African American education in Harford County.
We welcome those who have come to our church many times or for the first time. Join us as we praise and honor God with uplifted voices.
Calvin Aquilla Greene, departed his earthly vessel at home on March 16, 2018. He was the son of the late Reverend Jacob Aquilla Greene and Annie Marie Smith Greene and brother of the late William (Bill) E. Greene, Sr.
Calvin spent four years in the United States Air Force. In 1955, Calvin married Sally Jackson. They have one son, Robert Calvin Greene. Calvin helped his father begin what we still call “Greene’s Garage.” They had fourteen school buses and Calvin was one of the drivers for many years.
Calvin joined Fairview AME Church at an early age. He was on the Trustee Board for over 50 years, served as the Trustee Board Treasurer and was honored to be a emeritus Trustee; member of the Cemetery Committee and the Finance Committee.. He enjoyed helping others by voluntarily helping with needed lawn work at the church. As musician for Fairview’s choirs, he was at church every Sunday and at afternoon services. A faithful member of Deer Creek Lodge, No. 103 and Venus Chapter No. 56, Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliate, he served for over 50 years.
Calvin was always ready to give, whether it was items, advice or time. He was so very understanding and giving. He was truly a gift lent to us from above; more precious than any jewel and always showing the power of his love. He was like a flower; delicate, but rare. He always seemed to show he really cared. Calvin was truly a prize possession, one of a kind, Godly person we may never find again.
Though you have passed away, the deeds you’ve left behind will live on and on each day in our hearts sublime. Servant of God, well done! We did not want to let you go; but sleep on and get some rest. The act of God we dare not question for He alone knows best. Servant of God, well done.
Calvin leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Sally J. Greene; his son, Robert C. Greene; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews, cousins and friends.