Obituary: Mrs. Henrietta Stout Green

Henrietta Stout Green, the wife of the late Rev. W. Norwood Green, Sr. was promoted into the higher service of her Lord, Monday, September 10, 2018, three hours short of her 95th birthday.

Henrietta was the first of six children born to Edgar Lee and Lucille Henderson Stout, and loved her younger sisters and brothers as if they belonged to her. A child of the Great Depression, Henrietta selflessly served others, and never complained of anything, except perhaps, her husband’s perpetual tardiness at mealtimes.

Henrietta was a member of the Moravian church from childhood, and she was a graduate of James A. Gray High School in Winston-Salem, N.C., where she was valedictorian of her class. On December 26, 1946 Henrietta married Norwood Green; Norwood was ordained to the ministry of the Moravian Church in 1951, and for most of her marriage Henrietta used her skills as a typist to serve as his “home” secretary, maintaining a record of Norwood’s pastoral service. Henrietta and Norwood had one son, the Rev. Dr. Worth Norwood Green, Jr.

Unlike her husband, Norwood, who never met a stranger, Henrietta was quiet and retiring and her life was one of constant prayer.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Norwood, by two brothers, and a sister.  She is survived by her son, Worth N. Green, Jr. and his wife, Elayne; by two grandchildren; by four great-grandchildren; and by two sisters. After a private interment at Friedberg Moravian Church, a memorial service was conducted by the Rev. C. Scott Venable at Fairview Moravian Church, at 2:00 p.m., September 21.