Patsy Hampton Greene, 79, of Hickory passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at her residence.

She was born April 26, 1938 in Watauga County to the late Orville Greene "Shortie" Hampton and Tois Rose Miller Hampton. Patsy was a member of Sandy Ridge Baptist Church in Hickory. Patsy worked in the school cafeterias of St. Stephens High School and Clyde Campbell Elementary School for many years. She had quite a collection of cookbooks. Patsy was known for her gift of cooking and her kindness of sharing fruit cakes and friendship cakes with many at Christmas.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 57 years, Homer Fred Greene of the home; her sons, Shannon H. Greene and wife Diane of Hickory and Winfred Shawn Greene and wife Tamara of Conover; her grandchildren, Julie Patrick and husband Richie and Ashley McAlpin and husband Cory, and her great-Grandchildren, Conor Scott, Chanceton Patrick.

A graveside service to celebrate Patsy’s life will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Hickory. Rev. Bill Sturm, Rev. Sherrill Wellborn and Rev. Rick Crotts will officiate. A reception to honor Patsy’s life will be held following the service from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Sandy Ridge Baptist Church fellowship hall.

Memorials may be made to Sandy Ridge Baptist Church Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, 3702 16th St. NE, Hickory, NC 28601 or Homer F. Greene Educational Scholarship Fund, c/o Catawba Valley Baptist Association, P.O. Box 9006, Hickory, NC 28603, or to Sandy Ridge American Legion Post 544, Attn: Homer F. Greene Scholarship, 1740 10th St. Ct. NW, Hickory, NC 28601

Online condolences may be sent to the Greene family at

The Greene family is in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Conover. Announcement courtesy of Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service.

Funeral Homes