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September 21, 2012

Jennifer Denise Spicer Green

LUSBY, Md. — Jennifer Denise Spicer Green, 46, of Lusby, Md., departed this life Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. She was born Feb. 23, 1966 in Princeton to the union of James F. Spicer and Beatrice Spicer and was the youngest of five children. Jennifer first accepted the Lord at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Princeton and after moving to Maryland she became a member of the Maple Springs Baptist Church in Suitland, Md. She was a graduate of Princeton High School and was a former employee at the Dairy Queen in Princeton. Her first government position was doorkeeper of the Senate Chamber, and she then worked as an elevator operator in the Unites States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Jennifer continued her service as mail carrier under the Senate Sergeant of Arms Office for the Senate Post Office. She then became a data entry operator to U.S. Senator Paul Simon of Illinois and later accepted a position as front office receptionist with the Special Committee on Aging. During the changing of legislature, Jennifer moved to Charlotte, N.C., where she worked with the American Heart Association and Gerrard Tire and Automotive. Upon moving back to Maryland, Jennifer accepted the position as receptionist with the Senate Finance Committee and then spent the last 16 years with the office of Senator Herb Kohl of Wisconsin in the positions of Mailroom Manager, Photographer, and Intern Supervisor. During this time she also worked part time for Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas, Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, and Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania.

She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.

Survivors include her loving son, Lorenzo J. Green of the U.S. Coast Guard stationed in Alaska; parents, Beatrice E. Burton Spicer of Princeton and James “Floyd” Spicer of Atlanta, Ga.; stepchildren, LaQuosha Jackson, Willard Green Jr., Byron Green, Latonya Green, and Trea Green;  three godchildren, Brittany Coleman, Mykisha Avery, and Amanda Spicer; two brothers, Joey A. Spicer and James “Toby” Spicer, both of Princeton; two sisters, Cindy E. Townes of New Carlton, Md. and Donna M. Spicer of Mooresville, N.C.; special cousin that was like a brother to Jennifer, John “Dexter” Coles of Capitol Heights, Md.; faithful friend, Derrick Williams; and a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and additional friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at the George W. Seaver Chapel of Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton with Bishop Romey Coles, the Rev. Charles Stores, the Rev. Jesse Woods and the Rev. Terrance Porter officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Littlesburg Road in Bluefield. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 and 10:00 a.m. until the service hour on Saturday.

On line condolences may be sent by visiting www.seaverfuneralservice.com.

Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Green family.

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