Dorothy Green, 90

Homemaker, seamstress

March 08, 2007

Dorothy Green, a homemaker who was known for her Sunday family dinners, died Saturday of a stroke at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 90.

Dorothy Brown was born and raised in Jamestown, S.C. She moved to Baltimore in the mid-1930s and worked as a housekeeper for several years.

Mrs. Green, who lived for many years in a Wolfe Street rowhouse in East Baltimore until moving to Northeast Baltimore last year, was an accomplished quilter and seamstress.

Mrs. Green enjoyed raising her children and opened her home to care for neighborhood children, family members said.

"She was a faithful servant, emulated Christ and never complained. She was humble and always supportive," said Donald Green Jr., a grandson, who is a pressroom supervisor at The Sun's Port Covington printing facility.

"Everybody came to her home for Sunday dinner," Mr. Green said. "She was known for her fried chicken, rice and collard greens. Every week, she made homemade potato salad and on Saturday night always baked a poundcake."

Mrs. Green was a member of Faith Baptist Church at 833 N. Bond St. for nearly 70 years. Services will be held there at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow.

Also surviving are four sons, Robert Loyal Jr., Donald Green Sr., Edward Green Jr. and Gregory Green, all of Baltimore; a daughter, Annette Newsome of Baltimore; two sisters, Audrey Brown and Sara Rodgers, both of Baltimore; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Her husband of many years, Edward Green Sr., a Bethlehem Steel Corp. steel worker, died in 1967. Her husband of a year, Robert Loyal Sr., died in 1939.

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