Colleen Kay (Goodman) Green Obituary

July 17, 1972 ~ May 9, 2024

51 Years Old


Graveside service for Colleen Green, 51, of Nacogdoches will be held at 10:00am on Friday, May 17, 2024 at Martinsville Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Wilson officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5-7pm on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at Laird Funeral Home.

Colleen was born in Scottsdale, Arizona and spent her childhood there and in Memphis, Tennessee.  She attended high school in Germantown, Tennessee and lived there for much of her life.  She met and married Brad Green and the two of them have spent the last 30 years making memories together.  They took many trips to visit family and friends or to attend an event.  They were soulmates and their love was endless and complete.  Colleen’s son was the light of her life and she loved him and his wife, Charity.  She was also blessed to call Brad’s daughters a part of her family.  Colleen adored her grandchildren and made sure they knew how much they meant to her. Family was very important to her.  She was lovingly called Mom, Grandma, Heff, Heffery, Dolly, Big’een, and was happy to hear any of them!  You never left her side without her saying “I love you guys”!

Last year, Brad and Colleen made their home in East Texas and Colleen was so very excited to see the animals of Texas.  Riding horses and watching deer were the things she especially looked forward to.  She was an animal lover at heart and typically named everyone she was around.  She loved her dogs like they were her own children.  Colleen was happiest when surrounded by her closest loved ones, but she was especially joyful spending time on the sandy beaches.  Any beach would do.  All she needed was a chair, suntan lotion, sunglasses or a book and the people she loved.  She was content doing this every day that she was allowed the pleasure. 

Colleen was a kindhearted, generous woman.  She had a soft spot for anyone who was in need of help and was willing to do whatever was needed.  Her health over the last year had declined but she never gave up.  She felt the love of her family and Brad’s family as well.  Her smile and sweet, giving disposition will surely be missed but knowing she is in the arms of Jesus and no longer in pain helps ease the sadness the family and friends feel in their hearts. She will be deeply missed but everyone will look forward to the day they are able to see her again.

Colleen is survived by her husband, Brad Green of Martinsville; son, Christopher McKnett & wife, Charity of Bartlett, Tennessee; mother, Marian Goodman; bonus daughters, Crystal Green and Brittany Nichols & husband, Derek, all of Cordova, Tennessee; grandchildren, Chandler McKnett, Charleigh McKnett, Jordan Kramer, Jaydan Ramos, Briana Ramos, Izzy Nichols, Sophia Nichols and Memphis Nichols; sisters, Joy Goodman, Gaye Butcher and Denise Stringer & husband, Rod; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her dad, George Goodman and a brother-in-law, Doug Butcher.

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