Ms. Geraldine M. “Gerry” Green, a longtime Columbus resident, passed away quietly on 27 Jan in Winchester, Virginia after a long illness. She was 88.
Born and raised in Athens, Tennessee, she was a loving woman, wife, mother and grandmother who would share her generous smile and wit with anyone nearby. Even in her later years, Gerry considered herself the “mayor” of her senior living facility, Inspirit Hilltop House, welcoming anyone who came through the door and offering to give them a tour. It was typical Gerry as she had done the same alongside Donald, her husband of 43 years, as they shared a rewarding career and life in the military that saw them live in Japan, the Philippines (twice), Washington, Arizona, Texas, Georgia and finally Columbus AFB, Mississippi before settling down in their adopted home. At each stop in their life together they generously shared what they had with those around them and mentored young Airmen and wayward Lieutenants they found along the way during their career in the USAF.
Predeceased by Donald K. Green, MSgt, USAF (ret), Gerry eventually left Columbus and moved to be near their only child, Sharon G. Buchanan and her family in the northern Virginia area for her final years.
Gerry is survived by her daughter, Sharon Buchanan, and husband, Lt Gen Walter Buchanan, USAF (ret), and two grandchildren, Charles and David, and their families, to include two great grandchildren, Emaline and Ethan Buchanan.
Gerry will be interred alongside her loving husband in Columbus, Mississippi.