In Loving Memory

Baron Raymond Ernest Green, d. April 1, 2014

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In Loving Memory

April 19, 1926 – April 1, 2014

Tybee Island

Daphne, AL

 Baron Raymond Ernest Green, who was born at Leigh-on-Sea, England, passed away in Daphne, Alabama on  after a valiant fight with cancer.  He leaves many loved ones to honor his life: his devoted wife, Ann Cunningham, (whom he lovingly called Treasure); three daughters; Sarah Crossing, Lucinda Bull (Humphrey), sister-in-law, Suzi Bull and step daughter, Lauren Cunningham Hale (Claude). 

Raymond also leaves six loving grandchildren: Charlotte Crossing, Jack Crossing, Leo Crossing, Emily Bull, Rosie Bull and Brianna Hale and one sister, Julie Tillett, and one brother-in-law, Tom Cunningham, (Peggy) and their families.  He will be sadly missed by many friends on both sides of “the pond.”

He was a Renaissance gentleman who, as a boy, attended Old Forest School in England and, as a man, served in the military, lived in Canada and traveled extensively.  His long and varied career included podiatry, restaurant owner, laundry owner and overall business entrepreneur.  He was passionate about Formula One Cars and traveled to many races around the world.  He was a gourmet cook, an avid photographer and a “techie” who liked to have the most recent camera or iPad.  Everyone was charmed by Raymond’s kindness, sense of humor, generosity and exuberance for life. His deep English accented voice will long be remembered.  He was always the optimist and his bright personality easily had everyone gladly catering to his every whim.  To know him made one a better person.  To love him made one a better man or woman.

Following Raymond’s wishes, his ashes will be taken to England where a service to celebrate his zest for life will be held by his family.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in his loving memory to the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute.  The address is: USA Development, 300 Alumni Circle, Mobile, AL 36688.  Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com.  Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.

3 Comments

  1. Blaine Mitchell & Pam Robinson

    It is with deep regret and emotion that we learned of Raymond’s passing. We will miss the times we shared with Ray and that English accent of his. Ann, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are sorry for your loss and please accept our deepest sympathy.

    Blaine & Pam

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  2. Sarah Crossing

    Goodnight my sweet Daddy. Missing you and thinking of you every day. Shirty shirty, berty berty xxx

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  3. Robert & Sandra Thomson

    How sad we were to learn of the passing of Raymond. A captivating character who became a friend more than 35 years ago and remained to be so.

    This resulted in the best Gin & Tonics and many many hours of talking about cars, cameras, photography, gadgets and more….

    His interest in the world and all that it contained meant there was always a conversation, an e mail or a photo ready, for the next time.

    We send love and strength to Ann, Sarah, Lucinda and their families at this very sad time. Ray always spoke of you all with such fondness and love.

    Ray will be sadly missed but never forgotten – a unique English gentleman, a lovely man and a great sense of humour.

    Robert & Sandra Thomson xxx

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