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James M. Green, Jr.

July 19, 1965 May 15, 2020
James  M. Green, Jr.
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James Milton Green, Jr. was born on July 19, 1965 in Louisville, KY; he was the second of four children born to the late James Milton Green, Sr. and Ruth Elizabeth French-Green. James was a graduate of Seneca High School class of 1983 and went on to receive his Associate Degree in Videography from Jefferson Community College. He lived a short time in Los Angeles, California where he attended UCLA. His love for media, photography grew and flourished over the years.
As a young man he worked at Harmony Landing Country Club and Dairy Mart before pursuing his career in videography. Working for many television stations such as WLKY, WDRB, and WHAS- Crusade for Children. His career pursuits took him in many directions working for WDJX, Insight Cable, KET as well as some private video work with smaller organizations. James truly loved what he did.
James married his first love the late Carla Culberson and to this union his precious daughter Aaliyah Denise was born.
In 2004 James married the second love of his life Tracy Meitzler. To this union there was born a precious son-a namesake-.James Milton III. James was a devoted father and loved his children and always wanted the best for them. There was no father prouder of his children than James.
James was a friend to many; he never met any strangers. James touched a lot of lives in so many special ways. James was baptized at a young age at Peace Presbyterian Church and in later years attended Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church.
James loved life, his family, and his work. He had a special bond with his baby sister, Vinette “Tinkerbell” Green, who was exactly 1 year and 2 weeks younger than him, they were closer than any real twins could be to not have been twins.... they were so close that for 2 weeks in July they would be the same we called them “Porky and Petunia”.
In recent years James’ health was not great but he continued to keep his hands in the video field as well as other employment. He worked for Allied Security at Jewish Hospital and Our Lady of Peace Hospital, along with assistant manager at Speedway. As his health worsened, he retired early, but did he retire? He continued to work part time as a full-time Uber Driver that was James, he did what he did for his family and that brought him joy.
James was proceeded in death by his parents; sister Vinette Green; brother Gunnery Sgt. James Hayden; three aunts and four uncles.
James did his last Uber run on Friday, May 15, 2020 when God called him home to rest, he leaves to mourn his passing, wife; Tracy Meitzler Green; a devoted and loving daughter and son, Aaliyah Denise and James Milton III; devoted sister and brother, Laketa Green Moore and Kenneth Green: mother- in- law, Betty Meitzler; two brother-in-laws, Dale and Alan (Devin) Meitzler; loving aunt, Sheila Tyler (Barry) and uncle-in- law, Terry Allen Sr.; sister-in-law, Sandra Hayden; six nephews and two nieces; devoted and longtime friend Kenneth Finley and a host of cousins and friends.

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