Rosemary Kolish Green

Rosemary Kolish Green

Elberon, VA
11.19.1950 - 11.05.2017

Rosemary Kolish Green, of Surry County, Virginia, passed away peacefully at her home in Elberon, Virginia on November 5, 2017 surrounded by her family. Her many interests included antique collecting, genealogy, and history. She was an active volunteer at Chippokes Plantation, where she also served as the Secretary of the Friends of Chippokes.


Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Warren E. Green of Elberon, Virginia; daughters, Melissa Green of Arlington, Virginia and Melanie Shippee and her husband, Aaron of Wake Forest, North Carolina; granddaughters,  Marissa Rose Bruton of Greenville, North Carolina, and Kendra Mae Shippee of Wake Forest, North Carolina.


A celebration of Rosemary’s life will be held at 12 noon, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 in the Conference Shelter at Chippokes Plantation State Park, 695 Chippokes Park Rd. Surry, VA 23883. Flowers are to be sent to R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel. Condolences may be posted at  


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Conference Shelter at Chippokes Plantation State Park
695 Chippokes park Road
Surry, VA 23883
United States


Warren, Melissa, Melanie & Aaron, Marissa and Kendra. You are in my thoughts and prayers each minute of the day. I share your sadness in losing this wonderful, caring, lovely woman.


Rest in peace, our dear Friend.

Mike and Neely Willett

She will be deeply missed. I am so glad I got to know Rosemary has a neighbor and loving friend. She touched many lives. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family and friends.

Patricia Pauley

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family in this difficult time.

Larae McCubbins

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I wish I had words that could comfort your pain and bring peace to you during this time as my heart aches for you Melanie, Melissa, Mr. Green, Aaron, Marissa and Kendra. Prayers being said during your time of sadness.

Carol Chauvin

Mrs. Green was the kindest lady always welcoming with open arms. She left an Amazing legacy with all of her girls. Sending hugs and prayers.
Love you guys Michele Terwilliger

michele terwilliger

Our sincere condolences for your loss. Everyone who knew Rosemary loved her, and she touched many hearts. She was always thoughtful and kind. Our prayers are with you.

Ed McMahon

Im sorry for your loss, Aunt Rosemary was an amazing person and myself and my family send out prayers to your family

Katarzyna and family

Rose always "loved me more". I will miss you always.

Rick Green

I am so sorry for your loss. Melanie always talked so lovingly about her mom and she must have been an amazing lady. I wish I could have met her. My prayers are with the family during this time.

Carrie Wheeler

My deepest condolences. I met Rosemary
Green 2001. I enjoyed talking to her over the years. Rest In Peace my dear friend
Many prayers for your soul.

Delia Freer

Melanie, Aaron, Melissa, Marissa and Kendra
I never met Mrs. Green, but from what i have read about her she sounds like a wonderful, beautiful lady. Melanie sending you a big hug. Treasure the memories you have of her. They will get you through the difficult days ahead. May she Rest In Piece.
Love, Kellie

Kellie Fogg

To the Green family, I am so sorry for your loss. Rosemary Green is a special person who had a heart of gold and loved her family unconditionally!!! When you least expect it she will show her presence in some way to you when you need it. She will be looking over all of you!
Warren, Melanie, Marissa, Melissa, Kendra and Aaron, I am deeply sorry for your loss! You guys are in our prayers!!!!

Dion and Lisa Bruton

This year you will be celebrating your birthday in heaven, They already know what a wonderful and loving person you are! So happy birthday Rose you are so loved and missed here already. We will never forget how caring and loving you are. Love you!

Joan and Frank Kolish

Joan & Frank Kolish

To the Green, Shippee, and Bruton Families,

You have my deepest and most heartfelt condolences on the loss of Rosemary K. Green. Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Green, I very much appreciate working with her daughter Melissa. They say fruit never falls far from the tree. May you all find some solace your fond memories of Mrs. Green and the notion that she's now in a far better place.


Hannibal Kemerer

My sincere condolences go to Warren and the family. I have many fond memories of working with Rosemary. She was a very special person. May you rest in peace with the Lord.

Linda Judy

Rest with God, dear cousin. I remember the first time I saw you. I was around 8 and my parents and I were visiting your family. I was sitting in the kitchen trying not to listen to our Mothers talk up a storm. You burst into the kitchen with some of your brothers and all I could think was "Wow, she's pretty." In that moment I saw you as vivacious and spunky and self-confident. I have to chuckle as I imagine you bursting into Heaven the same way. Be at peace, Rosemary. Our family on Earth will greatly miss you. Our family in Heaven are lucky to have you.

Christina (Kruseski) Hart

My thoughts and prayers are with Rosemary's family. She welcomed me into the friends group with open arms and was always the light of any event. She will be greatly missed.

Jill Ramsey

We are sorry for your loss we we pray for all of your family take care .

Kevin and PAM oberg

May God grant you His peace and strength. It was a blessing to have known Rosemary.

Jerry Nepodal

Warren and family,
Please accept our condolences of Rosemary's passing. I am better for having known Rosemary as a colleague and friend for almost 30 years. Rosemary was special and I suspect that God broke the mold when he made her. You are all foremost in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Duck

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