August 23, 1941 – February 1, 2018
Reflection of Life
Margaret Ellen (Warren) Green transitioned peacefully to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at ManorCare Health Services-Largo in Largo, Maryland.
Margaret was born August 23, 1941, in La Plata, Maryland. Her parents the late John and Edith Warren, beloved only son, Larry Warren and special friend, Richard “Dickie” Gray preceded her in death. She was the second oldest of six children who were raised in a Christian home.
A significant part of her education was in the Charles County Public School system until graduation in 1960 from Spingarn High School in Washington, D.C. Immediately following high school, She attended and graduated from the historical Cortez Peters Business College in Washington, D.C. The school was the first Black-owned school to prepare African Americans for business and civil service. Beginning her career in 1962, she worked for various government agencies. At the time of her death, Margaret was employed for 35 years at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., a place where she enjoyed her work but more importantly, her co-workers.
Margaret loved her family. She had an encouraging, loving and positive spirit. She was an advocate for education. Therefore, she always communicated the significance of self-improvement through education to her nieces and nephews. Margaret e-mailed at least once a month or sent money to family who were in school to keep them encourage and focused; reminding them to always do the right thing. Her home was always open to support family and friends who were in need. Margaret loved to give “unsolicited” advice whether you like it or not. When she spoke, people listened or at least she thought they were listening. When she saw family, she would ask her two favorite questions: ” Are you working?” and “Why aren’t you working?” She attended family events smiling and full of energy while bringing her crowd-pleasing corn, peas and carrot medley.
Margaret’s hobbies included solving word search puzzles, shopping for bargains at Ross, Marshalls, and Burlington, watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy and traveling with her sister and best friend Winnie. They loved traveling by air to Alaska, Las Vegas, New York, New Orleans, Paris, and London; cruising along the Caribbean; cross-country by train and visiting casinos far and near. She also enjoyed volunteering serving meals at Mitch Snyder’s Shelter and greeting veterans at the airport, who were coming to town for Veterans Day events.
She leaves to cherish her memory sisters, Juanita Mason (Hamilton), Winifred Mason (John), Ernestine Washington and brothers, John H. Warren and Alvin Warren (Rolinda); nieces and nephews, godchildren Arnold Mason and Nicole Jones, long time sister-friends Barbara Franklin and Charlotte Stirkens and a host of other family members and friends.