James A. Green, affectionately known as “Flea,” was born on October 4, 1951 to the late James and Mary Alice Green in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was called home to glory on February 16, 2023 at the Wellspan Hospital, Lebanon, PA.
James received his education in the Westmoreland County Public School System. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age when becoming a member of Little Zion Baptist Church, Oak Grove, VA.
James joined the United States Army on October 11, 1972. After discharge he was employed at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, VA. He was also employed as a cook at the Veterans Medical Center, Lebanon, PA.
He loved sharing his favorite foods; fried chicken, Wise potato chips, York peppermint patties, and peanut butter pie. Flea enjoyed spending time with family and friends, having a good laugh, and cheering on his favorite sports team, the Washington Commanders.
James leaves behind his soulmate of twenty four years, Heidi, to cherish his loving memory. Of their union, they have one son, James Jr., “J.R.,” of Lebanon; three daughters, Felicia Green (Christina), of Seattle, Washington, Pamela Harris-Green, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kimberly Green, of Hickory, North Carolina; grandchildren, Jay Green, of Seattle, Washington, Barry Daniels, of Coppras Cove, Texas; great-grandchild, Ryleigh Daniels, of Coppras Cove, Texas; siblings, William Green (Janice), of Hague, Virginia, Thelma Cook (Preston) and Dianna Newton (Cecil), of Colonial Beach, Virginia; four aunts, Thelma Saunders, Rose Marie Byrd, Evelyn Cox, and Sara Vollmar; one great-aunt, Alberta Byrd; four uncles, Marvin Jones (Ella Mae), Raymond E. Jones (Sue), Moses Jones, and Joseph Jones (Sarah); two brother-in-laws, Kenneth K. Stacy, and companion, Brenda, and Casey R. Mitts (Detta); as well as nephews nieces, cousins, and friends. James was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Rheta Stacy; brother, Irving Green; and sisters, Audrey Jackson, Dorothy Wilson, and Carolyn Wilson.
We didn’t get to say goodbye the day you went away. The angels came and called you home, you had no time to stay, no time to hug us all farewell. Such goodbyes were not allowed. We don’t know if others feel the way we do, we know you’re standing proud, as we stay up through the night waiting for a whisper, or just a sound. We wish you peace and happiness, with angels all around. Please forgive the tears we cry because you’re not around. For we know we will meet again because our LOVE is true. And we will wait on the trumpets sound.