Life Story / Obituary
Jack Lee Green, age 59, affectionately known as “Smooth” passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at Froedtert Memorial Hospital, Wauwatosa. He was born in Benoit, Mississippi, son of late Theodore Burrell and Eloise Green. Jack was raised in Chicago, IL, and graduated from Marshall High School “Class of 1981”. In 1981, Eloise passed away and Aunt Essie Byson raised Jack and his siblings.
Jack moved to Racine in the late nineties to be near family. He had been employed by O & H Bakery and Great Northern Corporation. He attended Reconciliation Ministries. Jack enjoyed sports and was an avid Chicago Bears Fan. He will be remembered for having a big heart, his happy disposition and his joking with family and friends. Above all Jack treasured the time spent with his family especially his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Shirley; 5 children, Jackie Lee Green Jr., Sherry Bell, Tamekia Bell, Latesha Green, Tiffany Green; 7 grandchildren; siblings, James (Joni) Green, Trice (Darnell) Rand, Deloise (Darryl) Pritchett, Demetrius Green, Brian Green, Billy Green, Anetha (Jeffery) Thomas, George Green, Lamar (Felicia) Bryson; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Tyrone “Tuff” Green, Bernard Green, grandmothers, Alice Burrell, Gladys Green; and his aunt Essie Bryson.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home, Friday, March 10, 2023, 11 am with Pastor Norris Johnson officiating. Relatives and friends may meet prior to the service 10 – 11 am.
The service will be live streamed and may be viewed by going to the funeral home website, select Jack’s page, select service, and select live stream.