Ethel R. Green, a former hospital housekeeper and active church member, died Saturday of brain cancer at Future Care North Point. The former longtime Turners Station resident was 62.
Ethel Ree Green was born in Jamestown, S.C., and moved to Turners Station with her family. She attended Sollers Point High School and went to work in the fabrication shop at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point shipyard.
She worked for about a decade in housekeeping at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center until retiring on a medical disability in 1997.
Mrs. Green was a longtime active member of Greater St. John Baptist Church in Turners Station. An alto, she enjoyed singing with the church's choir.
Mrs. Green was an accomplished cook and liked entertaining family and friends.
"She loved making a big pot of spaghetti, fried chicken and collard greens. She was a very generous person and loved giving her food away to people," said a sister, Jeanette Holmes of Baltimore.
Since December, Mrs. Green had lived at Future Care North Point.
Services for Mrs. Green will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at her church, 209 Walnut Ave.
Surviving are a son, Aaron Hunt of Baltimore; a daughter, Matthews Holmes of Dundalk; five brothers, Wendell Green of Dover, Del., Casper Greene, LaTraza Green, Richard Green and Gregely Green, all of Baltimore; three other sisters, Glennie Milford, Vera Pitts and Luann Dillard, all of Baltimore; three grandsons; and a great-granddaughter. Her husband of a month, Larry Green, died in 2002. Another daughter, Cathy Maria Matthews, died in 1967. Marriages to Arthur Matthews Jr., William Ford and Clement Flowers ended in divorce.