Luchia Mae Green, 65 years old, was born on May, 23, 1954 in a small city in the county seat of Bamberg, South Carolina. “Luchia Mae”, as she was referred to mostly by family, but known to friends and associates as “Luchia”, was a student at Berkley High School where she excelled at an early age and went on to further her education at South Carolina State University where she was intent on earning a college degree and accomplished her goal.
Luchia Mae was preceded in death by her hardworking father Joseph Green, Sr. and her beautiful mother Annabell Johnson who together created three children from their union -- her big brother Joseph Green, Jr. whom she adored, and her little sister Verda Marie Green whom she shared a very close bond with and who also preceded her in death when she fought hard and tirelessly but eventually lost her fight to Breast Cancer. Luchia’s parents eventually separated -- her father remaining in the Carolinas continuing his hard work and remarrying and raising more siblings. Her mother eventually moved to New York City, settling in Brooklyn, to better her life. Luchia soon followed in her mother’s footsteps.
Once in Brooklyn, Luchia immediately landed a job with a company called Bowne, Inc. working in the Finance Department for several years, and then eventually moving on, finishing her career at Pitney Bowes in the same line of work. She also challenged herself to take online courses in Medical Coding and Billing which she completed, and for which she received a certificate.
Luchia would soon meet her husband-to-be, Gerald Augustus, at a neighborhood pharmacy where she would frequently go to play her Lotto. After a few years of dating, the two would tie the knot and have the wedding she always dreamed of on August 17, 1985, taking on the Augustus name with honor at the First Baptist Church on Eastern Parkway, where she would worship and also become a member.
The newlyweds moved to a bigger apartment on Lefferts Avenue and would soon thereafter, purchase their first home in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn where she loved to garden in her backyard, growing her own tomatoes and planting roses. Luchia loved to entertain, travel, listen to music, shop, and would contribute to charities to raise awareness for Cancer, Lupus and Dementia.
Luchia was predeceased by her mother Annabell Evans who passed in March 2005, her father Joseph Green, Sr. who passed in April 2018, and her sister Verda Marie Green who passed in December 1992.
Luchia leaves with us, the memory of her beauty, her smile which could light a room, her warmth, wit, style, sense of humor, empathy, down-to-earth relatability, and the ability to say what was on her mind -- good or bad -- holding no grudges. Luchia leaves to mourn, her husband of thirty-three years, Gerald Augustus; her brother Joseph Green, Jr.; her mother-in-law Georgiann Ward; her third mother Cora Lee Palmer; her beloved sons: (“Boo 1 & 2”) Damon S. Green and Christopher G. Augustus; her granddaughter (“Moo”) Alana Annmarie Green; her three stepdaughters whom she embraced as her own: Chantell Augustus, Karen Augustus and Shivawn Brimage; and a host of other relatives and friends.