Charlotte Greer, loving wife and mother, passed away on Friday morning, May 17th at age 85. She was born on Nov. 4th 1933 in Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on a farm in Swansea, Massachusetts and on Martha’s Vineyard, along with three siblings. After high school, she lived for a short time in Palm Springs, California and New York City where she was involved with theater, dance, and photography.
In Feb. 1955, she married Cris Greer, a former classmate who was serving in the Korean War. After living in Clemson, South Carolina to allow Cris to pursue architecture, they moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where they raised two children. Charlotte poured herself into raising her children and created a beautiful home with gardens and animals. Early in the 1980’s, they moved to Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia, a favorite home for her. Later they lived in Morganton and Valle Crucis, North Carolina, so that Cris could serve as a deacon in the Episcopal Church. After his death in 2002, Charlotte returned to Sautee for the remainder of her years.
Charlotte loved nature, animals, children, travel, literature, and the arts. She was service oriented, fostering children, teaching, and serving in various capacities in the church. She had a genuine concern for others, offering meaningful assistance to those who were in need.
Charlotte was known for her eccentric, adventurous spirit and was quite creative. She was an accomplished weaver, and took up spinning and painting. Her creativity was also applied to her love of writing, her mode of dress, and to all endeavors. She thought outside of the box. Imagination was important to her, and she nurtured its cultivation in children. She continued to love the arts throughout life, attending concerts and musicals.
Charlotte was preceded by her husband Cris and 2 siblings, Bob and Marilyn. She is survived by her brother Bo; her son Cliff and his wife Chrissy with their two sons RC and Sean McGreggor; and her daughter Cricket, and her two sons Finnegan and Ansel.
She often quoted from Jenny Joseph: When I grow old, I shall wear purple . . .
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 29 at 11:00 am at The Church of The Resurrection in Sautee Nachoochee, Georgia.
Cleveland Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of these arrangements.
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