Moreen Greaves was born on February 9, 1949 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies.
She was the third of four children born to Mary and Edmund Greaves. She had two sisters and one brother. Moreen had 3 children, Dexter, Norissa and Kyle. She had 4 grandchildren, Jaleel, Sofia, Jianna and Jheloni
Moreen migrated to New York City in 1979 and obtained her college education from NY Technical college at night while working during the day and simultaneously raising her young sick son Kyle who battled Sickle Cell Anemia. She eventually moved to Philadelphia in 1992 and purchased a home where she lived with her son, until his passing in 2018.
During her time Moreen held various jobs, including teacher, secretary and nurse. However, her passion for taking care of the elderly and sick ultimately led to her career in nursing; a career that would span several decades. Along the way, she met many people, built many friendships and was loved by many.
Moreen had many interests, but most of all, she loved music and singing. She strongly believed in the power of God, prayer and the importance of worship and praise. Wherever she lived, she found a church and became involved almost immediately sometimes worshiping at multiple churches to maintain her faith. While in Philadelphia, she was a member of Salem Baptist Church for decades and sang in the choir which is something she started as a young girl in St. Vincent at Gomea Methodist church and many more churches in between as she lived in various countries and states.
Moreen loved cooking and enjoyed a good meal with family. There was never a shortage of food in her home, you would always be guaranteed a meal whenever you visit and she would gladly join you in that meal and have a good chat as you dine. Moreen had an engaging personality and could talk to you for hours about almost anything.
Moreen was a very determined and strong-willed Mother who overcame many obstacles to provide for her family. She always seemed to find a way around every obstacle, no matter how big the challenge. She will always be remembered as warm, loving and friendly with a great sense of humor.
In September of 2021, due to her declining health and reduced mobility, she relocated to Atlanta for the warmer weather and to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren, where she spent her last days.
Moreen transitioned in the early morning hours of May 4th 2022 and was called home to the Lord. She is preceded in death by her parents Mary and Edmund, Sister Brenda, and her son Kyle. She leaves to cherish her memory: her son Dexter; daughter, Norissa; grandchildren: Jaleel, Sofia, Jianna, Jheloni; sister, Jacqueline; brother, Irwin; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Submitted With Love,