Latraza 'Rabb' Green, postal worker

Latraza "Rabb" Green, a retired postal worker who was an active member of his Turners Station church, died of a heart attack Feb. 22 at his Hamilton home. He was 62.

The son of Dozier Green, a steelworker, and Lucinda Green, a homemaker, Latraza Green was born in St. Stephen, S.C., and moved with his family to Turners Station in 1958.

After graduating from Sparrows Point High School in 1972, he joined the U.S. Postal Service. He spent most of his 40-year career as a desk clerk at the main post office on East Fayette Street. He retired in 2012.

He also had attended the Essex campus of Baltimore County Community College.

Mr. Green was a longtime member of Greater St. John Baptist Church, where he was a member of the senior usher board. He was later ordained a deacon and was chairman of the deacon board for many years.

He also taught Sunday school and served as Sunday school superintendent until his health began to fail.

Known as "Rabb," Mr. Green enjoyed fishing with his brothers, singing and riding his motorcycle.

His wife of 31 years, the former Michele Featherstone, died in 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at his church, 209 Walnut Ave., Turners Station.

He is survived by four daughters, Brandy Brown and Latoya Green, both of Randallstown, Chevel Vaughn of Essex and Latarsha Pierce of Baltimore; four brothers, Casper Green of Turners Station, Richard Green of Baltimore, Gregely Green of Pikesville and Wendell Green of Dover, Del.; three sisters, Jeanette Holmes of Edgemere, and Vera Pitts and LuAnn Dillard, both of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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