Laura Jean Green

August 19, 1946 ~ September 11, 2023

Laura Jean Green

August 19, 1946 ~ September 11, 2023

Laura Jean Green, a remarkable woman whose life was a testament to resilience, compassion, and empowerment, passed away on September 11, 2023, in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Born to a loving family on August 19, 1946, Laura's legacy is unwavering strength and enduring love.

Laura was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edwin Elliott Green, in 2021. She is survived by her two devoted sons, Chadwick Elliott Green and Courtland Stewart Green, and her cherished grandchildren, Megan Gardon Green, Opal Green, and Ayer Green. Her brother, Kenneth Elliott, also mourns her loss. Laura's daughter-in-law, Corina Gardon Green, was a treasured addition to her family.

Laura's journey through life was marked by an unyielding spirit and an unwavering commitment to her passions. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor's degree in Music Theater, showcasing her love for the arts and dedication to her education.

Laura pursued various professions throughout her life, including property management and charity organization. A significant milestone in her career was achieved when she and Freda Porter became one of the original tenants of the Louisville Galleria. On September 29, 1982, they opened the Galleria Office Products store, a woman and minority-owned business. Laura and her partner proudly broke barriers by employing an openly gay man, promoting diversity and inclusion in their workplace.

Laura was a loving and encouraging mother who took pride in supporting her two sons as they pursued their careers, fostering their independence and success.

In keeping with her wishes, Laura will not have a formal service, visitation, or viewing. Instead, the immediate family will gather privately to celebrate her life and her profound impact on their hearts.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to the Mount Sinai Foundation in Miami, FL, where Laura worked and cultivated enduring friendships. Donations can be made at

Laura's life was marked by courage as she battled chronic back pain due to scoliosis and faced other health challenges. Her strength and intelligence were an inspiration to all who knew her. The past year has been difficult for Laura and her family. Still, they are grateful that she has found peace and reunited with her loving husband, father, and mother in heaven.

Laura Jean Green's memory will live on in the hearts of her family and friends, a testament to a life well-lived, a legacy of love, and a commitment to diversity and compassion. May she rest in eternal peace.

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