Celebration of Life: Brother Calvin Greene



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.

Celebration of Life: Glenda Greene


Glenda Louise Amos Greene, wife of the late William Ellwood Greene, Sr. and daughter of the late James Henry Amos, Sr. and Beulah Elizabeth Hall Amos, was born on March 14, 1934, in Baltimore City. She was the third oldest of eight siblings. Glenda departed her earthly vessel at home on August 19, 2017. 

Glenda started elementary school in Stewartstown, Pennsylvania. When her family moved to White Hall, Maryland, she attended Shepherd Elementary school in Baltimore County. She furthered her education at the Bel Air Colored High School in Bel Air, MD, and transferred to Central Consolidated High in Hickory, MD. Glenda was an avid housekeeper. She took in various domestic work to help support her family. When her husband passed, she was forced to work outside the home. She obtained certification through the Harford County School system enabling her to work as an Instructional Aide. She spent many years at William Paca and Old Post Road Elementary Schools in Edgewood, MD before retiring. Glenda confessed her faith in Christ at an early age where she joined Pine Grove United Methodist Church in White Hall, MD. In later years, she changed her membership to Fairview A.M.E. Church in Forest Hill, MD, where she served as a steward, stewardess, president for the Missionary Society for 18 plus years and a member of the Lay Organization. She also enjoyed being the secretary in the Central Consolidated Alumni as well as secretary for Sickle Cell. She was also an active member of the Black Youth in Action Alumni (BYA) and a faithful member of Venus Chapter #56 Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliate. 

Glenda’s missionary work extended to the hearts of many people. She not only felt that her duty as a missionary president was to visit the sick and shut in, but she enjoyed taking gifts and whatever favorite foods or snacks that people looked forward to receiving. She truly enjoyed seeing the smiles of contentment on their faces. In spite of her fragile health, Glenda continued to push forward to encourage and lift others up. She was most faithful in making sure everyone in her family, church family and circle of friends would receive a special card for whatever the occasion. Glenda will always be remembered as a dedicated mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, neighbor, mentor and friend. Glenda demonstrated that love in all that she did. She has left her family a legacy of bountiful strength and her example is truly one to follow. 

Glenda was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Greene; her twins, Johnny and Jeffrey, her grandson, William E. Greene, III and her sister, Dolores E. Amos. She leaves to cherish her memory her children, William Jr., Judi (Larry), Janice (Carl), Joyce (Bobby), James, and Joseph (Christine); siblings Lucille Smith, Shirley M. Harris (Richard), James Henry Amos, Jr., Melvin O. Amos (Rachel), Florence I. Myers (Donald), Vera M. Owens, and Clarence O. Amos; her brother-in-law, Calvin A. Greene and sister-in-law Sally J. Greene; her grandchildren, great grandchildren, a very special friend, Beverly Johnson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.     

Celebration of Life: Sister Edna Virginia Ringold Maddax

Celebration of Life: Sister Edna Virginia Ringgold Maddax

Peacefully with family by her side, Edna V. Maddox (nee Ringgold) departed this life on  August 1, 2017.  A Celebration of Life services was held Saturday, August 12, 2017, at Fairview AME Church, Forest Hill, Maryland.  Sister Maddox was interred at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens,  Lutherville-Timonium, MD. 


On July 29, 1932, Edna Virginia Ringgold was the ninth child born to the late Charles and Amelia (Moales) Ringgold. Edna attended the Sparks Colored School in Baltimore County, Maryland, with her older siblings. In the early 1950’s, Edna met and married William Maddox who was originally from Harford County. They have one daughter, Olga Maddox.   

Within the family, Aunt Edna was always the person asked to make her homemade potato salad for every occasion as well as baked beans, ribs on the grill and crab cakes.   

Edna’s work life of almost 23v3n5y years included employment at Oldfields School, Glencloe, MD; Hunt Valley Inn, Hunt Valley, MD; Broadmeade Retirement Community, Cockeysville, MD; and Baltimore County Public Schools. She retired from Broadmeade in 1996 and, after several months, decided to sign on with Baltimore County Public Schools as a school bus attendant. Miss Edna, as she was fondly known by the many young children who rode her bus, worked an additional sixteen years before her second retirement just before her 83rd birthday in 2015. Parents often recognized her achievements with their children and became upset when transfers to other buses were necessary. From 2015 until a stroke on July 18th, Miss Edna enjoyed her retirement days with her husband of more than 60 years; she was the driver, he was the navigator.   

Edna was well known in the local area due to frequent visits at the Giant, the Post Office and the Dollar Tree. She made friends and struck up conversations with anyone who crossed her path. Her disposition was continually cheerful; always seeing positive in everyone and every situation, no matter what.   

Edna was a self-taught musician who loved the Lord and loved to play piano. She enjoyed playing for the Tot’s choir at Fairview before all the little people grew up. She was known for and often called on to sing her renditions of “I Am Redeemed”, “For Those Tears I Died” and “Yes, God is Real” at various churches in the area. When asked to transfer her membership, she was quick to say no and remind area ministers that her church home was Fairview A.M.E. Church. As a committed member at Fairview she served on the Stewardess Board for many years assisting with communion services and also sang on the choir for a number of years.   

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, William Maddox; her daughter Olga Maddox; her dedicated niece, Alice Hayes; one sister in law, Ernestine McLain; four nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.   

Edna’s quick wit and fun demeanor will be missed by many. May she rest in peace.    

Expressions of Sympathy

Expressions of sympathy may be directed in Edna's memory to the charity of your choice. 

Cards will be forwarded to the family and can be sent to Fairview AME Church, 2328 High Point Road, Forest Hill, Maryland.