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Obituary for Jerri Greene

Mrs. Jerri Lynn Greene, 86, of Anderson, SC, passed away peacefully at her home Thursday, October 5, 2023.

She was born June 26, 1937, to the late PJ Aylward and the late Helen Whitmire. She grew up in Columbia, SC.

Jerri earned a degree from Coker College and spent the early years of her career teaching special needs children in Anderson. She also pursued public advocacy initiatives for the elderly through her work with the Council on Aging and later worked for the Appalachian Council of Governments in North Carolina. Jerri continued her path in public service as Director of the Spartanburg Development Council where she promoted the City of Spartanburg, SC to the world for more than 20 years.

Jerri was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was giving, humble, proud, beautiful, smart, compassionate, caring, and spiritual. Above all, she is irreplaceable.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, John W Greene, and great grandson, William Thompson IV.

Jerri is survived by her beloved sons, William L Thompson Jr. & Clay Ashmore Thompson (Nancy); stepdaughter, Candy Cochran; grandchildren, Bill Thompson III, Lee Thompson, Mary Haley Thompson, Mac Thompson, Rosie Thompson, Cristin Cochran, Mary Catherine Sterba, William Cochran, and Carrie Anne Dodson; great-grandchildren, Joey Thompson and Parker Foltzer; and sisters, Candace Downing and Jeremi Harnack.

A service celebrating Jerri’s life will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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