Deborah Ann Avie
August 18, 1966 – February 19, 2019
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. Me maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” (Psalm 23:1-6) On August 18, 1966, Deborah Ann (Green) Avie was born to James Pruitt Green Jr. and Alice Faye Green in Houston, Texas.
She attended Contemporary Leaming Center in Houston, Texas and later attended both Houston Community College and the University of Houston-Downtown where she studied Nursing.
At an early age, Deborah was baptized at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, Texas by Reverend Asa Sampson. She accepted her call to preach in 2002 and was later licensed to preach at Jones AME Praise and Worship Center. She was an extraordinary preacher and teacher as she served as an Armor Bearer for her brother, Pastor Robert James Green.
Deborah is preceded in death by her father, James Green Jr. and grandparents, Vera Palmer and Louis Palmer. She entered into her rest on February 19, 2019 at 3:30 a.m.
Deborah leaves to mourn her passing, her mother, Alice Faye Green; two daughters, Latrice Shonta Gilmore and Kerrisha Jamese Avie; one son-in-law, Vincent Xavier Gilmore; two
granddaughters, lndiyah Brianna Gilmore and Londynn Kimara Gilmore; one brother, Robert James Green Sr.; one sister, Cheryl Yvette Sanders; one sister-in-law, Bridgett L. Green; six nieces and nephews, Robert Jr. and Ciara Green, and Gamarra, Geonte, and Georin Sanders; a partner, Kendrick Canady, and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned from me-everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. (Phillipians 4:6-9)
Houston Memorial Gardens 2426 Cullen Blvd. • Pearland, Texas 77584
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Deborah Ann Avie 1966-2019