Gertrude Elizabeth <I>Greene</I> Mells

Gertrude Elizabeth Greene Mells

Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 24 Mar 2005 (aged 98)
Burial Sanford, Seminole County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 100060543 · View Source
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According to her obituary, Gertrude Elizabeth Greene Mells was born on September 28, 1906 in Charleston, South Carolina. Her biological parents were George and Ester Greene, and they died when she was a young child. At that time, she moved in with her aunt and uncle, Charles and Rebecca Mazon Kendall. Her childhood years were spent in Ocala and Tampa, Florida.

She graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. There she met Herbert F. Mells who attended Morehouse College.

Gertrude and Herbert were married on December 31, 1930. They had four children: Loretta Mells, Herbert Mells, Jr., Jean Elizabeth Mells, and Claire L. Mells.

The family moved to Nashville, Tennessee when Herbert, Sr. received a doctorate degree and became Chairman of the Music Department at Tennessee State University. Gertrude later became the music librarian for Tennessee State University.

Gertrude passed away March 24, 2005. She was living in Belleview, Illinois at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her husband and her only son. She is survived by her three daughters, a niece Dolores Mazon Hill, a nephew , William H. Caldwell, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Gertrude was dedicated to her family and friends giving much love and support whenever needed.

"Loving and kind in all her ways;
So willing to help, so quick to praise.
Sincere and True in her heart and mind;
These are the beautiful memories she left behind."

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In loving memory of our beloved
Gertrude Elizabeth
"The General"
1906 - 2005
Rest In Peace

Gravesite Details The obituary states that she was cremated.

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