Cornelia Violet Budde Greene, age 100, of Suwanee, Ga., formerly of Altamont, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019.
The service honoring the life of Cornelia was held on Wednesday, March 27 at 11 a.m. at Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel in Lawrenceville, Ga., with Pastor Michael Kober officiating. Entombment will be in East Shadowlawn Memorial Gardens. The family received friends on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sola Fide Evangelical Lutheran Church in memory of Cornelia.
Cornelia was born June 18, 1918 in Bible Grove, the daughter of Augusta and Ernest Budde. She was united in marriage to James Rylance Greene on Dec. 30, 1944 in Vandalia. He preceded her in death on March 11, 2013.
She was a graduate of Altamont Community High School in 1936. Her picture is still in the hallway of ACHS with her graduating class. Cornelia worked at Bolander Drug Store in Altamont and as a secretary for Curtis-Wright Airplane Corporation in St. Louis. In addition, she worked as a key punch operator at Randolph Air Force Base and as a waitress at The Golden Derrick and Green Pastures, all in San Antonio. Moving to England in 1961, she volunteered as a Gray Lady with the Red Cross at RAF Burderop and was a member of the NCO Wives Club at RAF Welford. She spent three years at McChord AFB in Tacoma, Wash. and then moved back to Altamont to assist her husband Jim as the manager of Stuckey’s Carriage Inn. Later, she moved to Charleston and worked at Jack’s Dress Shop. Finally, after moving to Georgia in 1970 she co-owned the Pizza Place in Tucker, worked in retail at Rich’s Department Store and retired from JC Penney’s, both in Atlanta, at the age of 83.
Cornelia was a member of Sola Fide Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville. She was blessed. She “could always give without remembering and receive without forgetting.”
Cornelia is survived by sons Bill of Suwanee, Ga., Terry (Judy) of Cumming, Ga., Jerry (Connie) of Snellville, Ga; five grandchildren, Eryn, Devon (Jessica), Brannon, Jared, Jake; granddaughter-in-law Ana; and four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Sophia, Woods, and Michela-Grey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters (Gertrude and Frances) and brother (Richard), father-in-law (Leon) and mother-in-law (Jeanette).