Lula Mae Green Conner

July 22, 2020

of Dallas, TX, transitioned Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Public viewing/walk-through to be held, Saturday, August 1, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at V.B. Barlow Memorial Chapel Covington, TN 38019. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Salem MB Church Cemetery, 124 Salem Road Mason, TN 38049.

Lula Mae Green Conner was born on May 13, 1926 to the late Willie Dye and Mary Ellen Adams Dye. She was the youngest of two children.  Her parents and brother Lawrence preceded her in death.

Sister Green Conner confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized under the guidance of her grandfather, Pastor Noah T. Adams.  She grew up in the Salem community attending school and church there. And as an adult she was a faithful, dedicated member of Salem MB Church, where she sang in the Adult Choir and served on the Mothers Board.

She was joined in marriage to Lewis Peete as a teenage bride. From that brief union, one daughter was born. She later married James (Jim) Green and they had three sons and one daughter. William Conner, a  war Veteran met and married Ms. Lula upon his return home years later.  They had one son and one daughter and lived in Millington. Mr. Conner passed away in 2007.

She leaves to celebrate her legacy, three daughters, Diane Conner of Dallas, TX, Cleo Harper of Fort Worth, TX, and Mae Green Kehl (Dennis) of Benton Harbor, MI. She also leaves three sons, James Green Jr. (Deborah) of Los Angeles, CA, Lawrence Green of Milwaukee, WI and Willie Green (Debra) of Milwaukee, WI. Her children were her greatest blessing . She also leaves two nieces, Barbara (Willie) Mitchell of Helmut, CA and Elaine Lane of Pasadena, CA.  She leaves four sister in laws, Essie Harwell of Millington, TN,
Mamie Peete (Rupert) of Millington, TN, Willie Beatrice Vann (William) of Millington, TN and Gerline Wright of Memphis, TN. She also leaves a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her son Eugene passed away in 2014, but during his lifetime, he was an excellent provider for her in her golden years and a great source of pride and joy.

In 2007 she moved to Dallas, TX with daughter Diane. She loved living in Dallas and enjoyed worshiping at the Greenville Avenue Church of Christ.  She also continued to cook delicious meals, enjoy family gatherings and celebrations, and serve as the matriarch of five generations.

In 2014, she received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Governor of Tennessee for her prior outstanding service to the state. In 2017, she begin to experience health challenges, but she soldiered on and kept the faith. She had a favorite saying “I don’t plan to rust out, I plan to wear out”. And she did with grace, style, and elegance.

In accordance with local, state and federal guidelines, face masks/coverings are required to enter Barlow Funeral Home.

13 Comments
  1. Rip Grandma… 💝

  2. You will be missed dearly Aunt Lula.❣

  3. “Forever Remembered Forever Missed”

    Losing a parent is never easy, may you find solace in the lovely memories you shared with your mom.

    May your Mom rest in peace and continue to guide your way in life.

    How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts.

    With our love and deepest sympathy as we remember “Lula Mae Green Conner”.

    Love you – Sherry Harper

  4. “Forever Remembered Forever Missed”

    Losing a parent is never easy, may you find solace in the lovely memories you shared with your mom.

    How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts.

    May your Mom rest in peace and continue to guide your way in life.

    With our love and deepest sympathy as we remember “Lula Mae Green Conner”.

    Love you always – Sherry Harper

  5. I will miss you Aunt Lula 🌺🌸 Prayers to the family

  6. Praying for your family comfort in the Lord God Almighty.

  7. I am soo happy for all the great memories and celebrations we had as a family in Texas. I always admired Aunt Lula’s strength and ability to stay youthful. She especially brought great joy and happiness to London’s (my granddaughter) life.. I salute her for letting her light shine in our lives and countless others while here on earth . She is loved and missed as she Rest In Peace. Her legacy lives on in Diane, and all of her children, and the many lives she touched.
    Love Always,

    Jeanette, Africa, London, Rome & Israel
    Your Texas Nieces & Nephews

  8. R.I.P. Ms. Lula

    From the Knox family.

  9. Sending my condolences and love to my cousins in your time of grief. Know that Ms. Lula will be deeply missed by her Tennessee and Salem Church family.

  10. The Salem Church Family expresses our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Mother Green was an amazing woman and she will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; the first things have passed away.” Revelation 21: 4

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. My condolences to your family for the loss of Aunt Lula Mae.

  13. My condolences to you and the family. Miss Lula will certainly be missed my all she touched. Love to you and the family

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