Memories and Condolences

Through her life and ministry, Molly Greene personally impacted the lives of millions of people around the world. We invite you to share your stories and memories, as well as your condolences to the family below. Thank you for helping to remember and celebrate Molly’s life and legacy.

Memories and Condolences

May our Almighty Good keep her soul in eternal life. Amen

Mayani Eliazali Kigoma, Tanzania

I have only been an employee for GEL SOLUTIONS for ninety days but clearly remember walking into the home office in Charleston, SC and seeing the many plaques and displays for WATER MISSION. As a Christian, I was pleased to see the company I was going to be working for had it's roots with quality people that were ministry minded. I regret that I did not take the time to meet Molly or her husband during my orientation with GEL SOLUTIONS, but wanted to relay my condolences to the family. Thank you, Molly, for all you did for GEL and all you did for WATER MISSION!

Brian Boone Charlotte, NC, United States

I am one of the millions of people around the world positively impacted by Molly. I had just begun volunteering with Water Missions in early 2010 after the earthquake in Haiti, when one day Molly was guiding some visitors around their facilities. She was surprised to see me there, and came over to see if I might join her at lunch that day. At lunch she asked if I would consider going to Haiti to help Water Missions recovery efforts there. Honored to be asked, I accepted her offer and a few days later was on my way to Port-au-Prince. My time there was a life-changing experience I can never forget, and for which I will be eternally grateful. Molly & George have been inspirational people in my life. Their faith, their dedication and determination, and their selfless commitment to those suffering around the world serve as a shining example to all. Blessings to all the Greene family in their time of loss & sadness, Bernie

Bernie Groseclose Brevard, NC, USA

George and Family, My prayers, thoughts and sympathies are with you. Molly was a treasure for you and everyone she came in contact with. She brought joy by her presence and her caring heart. My times with Molly and you were few - the pheasant hunt in South Dakota, a reception at Steve and Julie's house, a Water Walk in St. Paul. My memories of you both are very fond. She loved Jesus, you and life. She loved well. Hers was a life well lived. May the Lord give you peace and restore your joy. I am sure Molly is praying for the same things for you. I hope our lives will intersect again in the future. God bless you. Your Brother in Christ, Sam Claassen

Sam Claassen Mendota Heights, MN, United States

May our Almighty God keep her soul in eternal life. Amen

Mayani Eliazali Kigoma, Tanzania

Dear George and all Greene family members, Denny and I are so very sorry. You have been on our hearts, and we do pray that God's grace to you is abundant even as you grieve.

Bonnie Meyer Miami Beach, FL,

Buster, I was sad to hear about Molly's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are for you & your family . She was a blessing to the world. Buddy Craig Class of 62

Buddy Craig Union Mills, NC, USA

Molly Greene.....a true angel on Earth!

Mark Darrington Charleston, SC, USA

My heart is still breaking for all of the family... and for our loss, all those who knew and loved and admired and appreciated Molly. She was so warm and personable and made everyone she even spoke to feel special and cared about. What a great, godly lady! I’m so glad I had the opportunity to know and interact with her. Such an example of grace, faith, and a life well-lived!

Pat Evans Mt. Pleasant , SC,

This is given in memory of Ethel. Please acknowledge to her family.

Ethel Ripley Mt. Pleasant , SC,

I was heartbroken to hear of Molly's passing. I met her when I interviewed for a job at Water Missions. Molly wanted to know more than whether or not I was the right fit for the job and the organization; she wanted to know me! She was so incredibly kind and caring. When I called her to tell her that I thought the Lord was calling me to stay where I was, she prayed with me and encouraged me even though I was disappointing her with the news. As the Greene family--and her beloved husband in particular--grieve her passing, I pray they are comforted in knowing how mightily God used Molly in the lives of people all over the world.... People like me. I look forward to meeting Molly again and telling her that. With sympathy, Christy Lynn Wilson

Christy Lynn Wilson St. Simons Island, GA, United States

I did not actually know Molly Greene in person. My husband and I are members of Fort Hill Presbyterian Church in Clemson, SC. As members we helped support our local walks for Water Mission. We are friends of the late John and Cathy Spragins and often heard how amazing and wonderfully caring the Greene's were from the Spragins'. We were also at John's memorial service at our church and had the privilege of hearing Molly speak there. We send our deepest condolences and many prayers to and for the family. And we will certainly continue to support Water Mission. In His love, Jacquie Worley

Jacqueline Worley Clemson, SC, USA

I was saddened to hear of Molly's promotion and pray God's grace and comfort to all the family as you recall the fruit of her life.

Lawrence (Larry) Bentley Princeton, TX, U.S.A.

George and Family, I learned with great sorrow the passing of Molly. I was extremely shocked and deeply saddened by the news. I sincerely extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family. My family and I will keep you in prayer as you go through this difficult time. May her soul rest in peace with our heavenly father. Amen.

John Okedi Cape Town, South Africa

We have such sweet memories of Molly, which are consistent with the character of Christ. She was always gentle, kind, and genuinely interested in our lives as well as others. Her smile was infectious and her manner warm. She was also lots of fun. We remember the year she brought James to our Christmas party. He was outfitted in his African clothing and was quite a hit. We will miss her terribly and pray that her family can cling onto the promises of Jesus during these very difficult times. Our God is faithful and they will see Molly once again. Hugs

Bob and Karen Wielde Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA

I am deeply saddened and I pray that God will grant us all the comfort and strength that we need. Mama was a blessing in my life and I will miss her until we meet in Heaven. My most sincere condolences. Felix Masasa

Felix Masasa Kampala, Uganda

George and Family, Jerry and I were so saddened to learn of Molly's death. She was such a wonderful person full of love and compassion. Knowing her was a blessing. Our love and condolences to the entire Greene Family. As volunteers and supporters of the Water Mission we send thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace to all the Water Mission Family. May Molly's bright smile live in all our hearts and thoughts of her bring smiles to each of us. Peace and love, Joyce

Joyce Christenbury Seneca, SC, USA

I spent only a short time of my life with Molly, but I have thought back on the days she and George so graciously hosted me in their home many times since. I was preparing to spend a month in Honduras evaluating a potential water treatment solution in the field, and I stayed with them while learning more about the technology in Charleston. What sticks in my mind the most after almost a decade was Molly's joy -- inexhaustible, never-held-back, abiding joy. It was clear to me that Molly's joy came from her complete security in her relationship with Christ. And she had deep satisfaction from wholeheartedly pursuing His purpose for her; she was doing what she was created to do, and she knew it. This was a woman who believed that God was great enough to use her to touch people all over the world, and He did! What a testimony for us all. I praised God for her then, and I praise God for her now, and I will continue to praise God for her for the rest of my life. I wish I had had a chance to visit with her again on this earth -- I often thought about how I could -- but I know that I will see her again one day. And I can't wait to see her joy grow even greater when she sees her Savior's face and hears His beautiful words for her: Well done, good and faithful servant.

Laura Arias Chavez TN,

George III and George IV, I just want to again say how sorry and heartbroken I feel. I only knew Molly for eight months, but can easily say she was one of the most remarkable women I have ever met. She didn't express herself with pride or depend on glamour and show but with sincere, humble, consistent, and convicted love. She was magnetic, lovable, charming, loving, classy, and her demeanor naturally garnered respect. It was a true privilege to know her and work, serve, pray alongside her. Death continues to be the last enemy and will play that role until Jesus returns. But although it remains the last enemy, it does not have the last word. My prayer is that as you grieve freely and well, the Lord will surprise you and your family with signs of his grace and the assurance of his promises. We hold on with you to the hope that death is not the way things will one day be—one day soon even death will be swallowed up by life. May the Lord of life be your comfort and strength both in this moment and forever. With love, John

John Peays DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX, United States

George and Family, I am praying for you all everyday. May God provide comfort and hope in the coming days, weeks, and months. May you all be blessed with wonderful memories and know that Molly was a truly an amazing soul and friend to everyone she met. As you call on Him please know, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.- Psalm 34:18. May these scriptures provide you some peace, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”- Romans 8:18. All my Love, Christi Pearson

Christi Pearson Summerville, SC, USA

One five minute conversation with Molly and I understood why Water Mission is so special. My condolences to the entire family. Molly will be missed, but never forgotten. Peace

Catherine Summerville, SC,

"Heart for the world" I have been a volunteer at Water Mission since 2005 and can attest to the fact that the organization is full of highly skilled and dedicated men and women, both staff and volunteers. Not to lessen anyone's contributions, I think all would agree that from the beginning co-founder Molly Greene has been the heart and soul of the ministry at Water Mission. She was a wonderful Christian with a heart for those suffering around the world, a ray of sunshine, a daily blessing and an inspiration to all. She will be sorely missed. Dr. Thomas Kirkland Ladson Street Charleston (Excerpt from the Post and Courier)

Dr. Thomas Kirkland Charleston, SC, USA

We are so sorry to hear of Mollie's passing. She, the whole Greene family and the Water Mission team are in our prayers. We thoroughly enjoyed our years helping to build the filtration systems that were shipped to countries in need around the world. The 2009 Water Mission/First Scots trip, working with Hector and his team, was amazing. With love, Bob and Barbara Moore

Bob and Barbara Moore Charleston, SC, USA

Please accept our deepest condolences for Molly’s passing. She has been an inspiration to us with her kindness and commitment to humanity and will be forever.

Robert and Helen Roderick Simpsonville , SC, USA

As a relatively new volunteer to the production team at WM I witnessed first hand the impact that Molly made to organization. She was a constant positive presence, making time for everyone. She often joined our briefing meetings to update the production volunteers on status and plans for Water Missions, patiently answering questions and sharing her enthusiasm and optimism. Molly will be missed by all but we should be comforted by the firm belief that she is now sharing God's glory in paradise.

David Iauco Charleston, SC, USA

Dear Jenny, I remember you well from MUSC College of Nursing, and although I did not know your mom, I know of her vision and action in helping those less fortunate through her work with Water Mission and what I have read about her as a caring person. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. With sincere sympathy, Nancy Osguthorpe

Nancy Osguthorpe awendaw, SC, USA

To George, Little George, and Jenni, I have and will always have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for Molly and the Greene Family. She was never judgemental, always supportive, and genuinely a loving person. I'd like to leave a little funny memory I have of Molly after leaving General Engineering in the early 2000s. I wasn't a big to-do at GEL and still a kid, but she remembered me, I guess, because I was close to Jenni's age. After I left GEL, I saw her at J.C. Penny's and I said hello. We got into a conversation and the only thing I remember of it was she was really frustrated with Jenni, because she was "sneaking down to Charleston to see 'Toad the Wet Sprocket'". She looked at me in confusion as if to say, 'What is a Sprocket' and all I could think was, "Mrs. Greene, it's Toad the Wet Sprocket!?!"

Brian Getsinger Charleston, SC,

Molly was a woman who truly walked out her faith. During my six years on staff at Water Mission, we spent countless hours planning, laughing, praying, and crying. She and George have been like surrogate parents to me over the last 10 years, and her passing has created a void that will not soon be filled. My heart and prayers go out to the Greene and Gardner families. Molly will be deeply missed by so many around the world, but her legacy will live on and she will continue to inspire us for generations to come. I praise God for her life and how deeply she loved His people.

Michelle Boudet Goose Creek, SC, United States

With heartfelt sympathy for the family and friends of departed Molly, I wish you all peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

Sharon Khatete Kitale, Kenya

I was shocked and saddened to learn of Molly's untimely passing. It was a privilege to know Molly, and her loss will be deeply felt by all who knew her. She was a shining example for all of us to try to follow. The fact that staff at Water Mission starts each day with a group prayer impressed me - emphasizing their reliance on God to help them reach their goals to provide water to the needy in many countries. Molly never took any credit for Water Mission's successes, but directed all credit to God. In all my 89 years, I have never met anyone with so many warm and loving qualities. Molly's enthusiasm was contagious! Despite her many commitments and demands on her time, she always made time to call me, be concerned about my health, and encourage me with prayer. I know she was a special friend to many others too. I was able to visit Water Mission headquarters last January and was overwhelmed by the warm and loving reception they gave me. Molly was such a dear friend to me, and though I will miss her greatly, let us all celebrate her life!

Evelyn Caldwell Soddy Daisy, TN, USA

I had a long and very moving conversation with Molly when I visited Water Mission in 2016. I remember her as an extraordinary person with an enormous care and attention for the people around her, something I witnessed myself as having an enormous impact. I captured a little video with her talking so warmly about the many volunteers who help bring your vision to life, which I will edit and send through to WM HQ. It seems only appropriate that Molly's fine words should be made available to the many people whose lives she has touched but I leave it to you to publish it. I hope it will bring a smile to you all <3

Anne Bisgaard Christensen Bjerringbro (Poul Due Jensen Foundation), Denmark

After I took my first tour of WM more than 10 years ago, Molly stopped me on the way out to "thank me for coming!" Her engaging manner was so special that it has kept me coming back and loving the chance to be there. She was, and will continue to be, a blessing to all who have had the opportunity receive just one of her amazing smiles! I send my deepest condolences to all her family members. Cava

Cava Riley Charleston, SC, USA

Jill and I met Molly at our first partners weekend in Charleston this year. What an amazing vibrant, caring, lovely soul. Our hearts and prayers go out to all her family and friends. Her spirit and legacy will surely live on within the thousands of lives she touched. God Bless, William and Jill

William and Jill Oatey Bay Village, OH, usa

What a truly remarkable person! Few of us will ever make the kind of significant impact that Molly had on the world. Literally the world! What struck me the most about Molly was her gentleness, kindness and sincere gratitude. She had the gift of making everyone feel significant. Her dedication to service inspired me and I'm sure many others to volunteer work with Water Missions and other organizations. She will be missed, especially in a world that desperately needs such shining examples of lives well-lived. I pray for God's peace and comfort upon the Greene family.

Richard Hanf Charleston, SC, USA

Although I have only been volunteering with Water Mission for a year, Molly always made me feel like a valued member of the team. Her warm smile was not only welcoming, but an incentive to keep working to help others. I will miss her very much.

Kathy Powell Mt. Pleasant , SC, US

My heartfelt prayers go out to the Greene family. Molly was a true servant to the Lord and to so many needy people all over the world. Not many people can say that they have served all over the world, but Molly and George certainly can. They have served in such a selfless way to bring the water of life to those in need. She always made a point to thank the volunteers at Water Mission Molly She was a mighty force and will be terribly missed. Praying for solace for the Greene family during this difficult, sad time.

Nanette Casanova Mt. Pleasant, SC,

Molly was my introduction to Water Mission in 2004 when I met her in Charleston giving a public presentation. More importantly, Molly was a clear demonstration to me of kindness, courage, perseverance, compassion and purpose. Providing safe drinking water to those in need was her wonderfully helpful way to demonstrate Jesus’ love and compassion for all. Every single interaction I’ve had with Molly since then, including a mission trip in Honduras, has been marked by her joyous kindness, optimism and helpfulness. We will miss her and look forward to seeing her again in God’s presence. Our hearts and prayers go out to George and family.

Patrick & Lora Connelly Seabrook Island, SC, USA

I met Molly for the first time one month ago. But, at that first meeting, she connected immediately and then took the time to send me two books, each with a personal note as to why the book meant something to her and how it may be relevant to me. She then wrote a note inviting me to come and visit her organization such that my non-profit could benefit from the resources Water Mission already had in place. In one twenty minute meeting, she made and impact and helped illuminate the path in front of me. While her passing is sad for sure, it feels like all of us should be more thankful to God for giving us the opportunity to have had her in our lives. Hers was a life that should be held high for each of us to be proud of and challenged by. While there are many Biblical passages that are relevant to how she lived her life, one of my favorite spiritual thoughts comes from a Hopi Tribal leader who I heard say to a group of kids "Our Creator has given each of us a purpose in life. What is your purpose? How can you live your life to help your people? Live your life so that when people look at you, they say "That person made an impact."". Molly, and everyone at Water Mission, is making an impact. I feel blessed to have made this acquaintance. Thank you and God Bless. Peter Fant

Peter Fant Santa Fe, NM, US

My deepest sympathies to the entire Greene family. I was speaking to a friend of mine in Nashville, that also knew Molly, and we both commented on what a wonderful person she was. He described her as GRATEFUL and George as HUMBLE...and I told my friend that those characteristics were what made the Greene Team so effective in God's work. I spoke to Molly in January and I told her the story of our last correspondence. I had sent a charitable gift to the ministry and it was not a large amount. Within a few weeks, I get a personal hand crafted letter of 2 pages informing me of how grateful she and the ministry was for my small donation. Her only comment to me was WHY did it take her two weeks to get back to me! I was seriously amazed. I only met Molly once. Reflecting now, I was blessed to meet her and to witness her love for our Lord Jesus Christ. Warmest sympathies..... Erik

Erik Daniels Atlanta, GA, USA

Our family became very good friends with Molly and George back in 1973 in Frankfurt am Main, while George worked at Lurgi in Germany. We have many nice memories of meeting Molly and the Greene family: e.g. during my time as exchange student at Trenton State College in 1985/86 I stayed a few weeks at Greene's house in Charleston during the breaks, did work at General Engineering Laboratories, learned water skiing and we had so much fun together e.g. playing "Rundlauf" - table tennis. My parents enjoyed to visit them at George's 60th birthday, driving a quad bike and spending some time together on the Bahamas. In 2012 we were very proud to be invited to the solar world event in Frankfurt, where our dear friends Molly and George got the Einstein award for their achievements as founders of water mission. Whenever we met it was joyful and you could sense the charisma of Molly and George. We are grateful that we were able to see Molly recently this year, when she came together with George for a surprise visit to Germany, to say farewell to their good friend Titus - my dad, who passed away in February. We cherish Molly and the whole Greene family. I want to express our sincere condolences on behalf of Conny, Sabine, Astrid & Jan, Rainer und Beatrice Hartmann, Winfried und Helga Hofmann, Hasso Kürsten (good friend of Titus), Leonie Konietzko and further friends. Molly will always stay in our hearts and thoughts.

Andy Buchner Langen, Germany

My wife, Rochelle, joins me in offering your family our condolences. May the Lord bless you in joyful recollection of Molly's life.

Lorne Bean St. George's, , AL, Bermuda

Ms. Molly, I and my family want to thank you and your family for what you have done for humanity.. Thank you. Ms. Molly, You are in heaven now to see God face to face. We love you. Pray for us as we pray for you. Peace eternal. From Bert’s family.

Eriberto Bulalacao Summerville, SC, Dorchestet

Remembering Molly's wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in my heart. The love that she showed me the first time we met melted my heart...My prayer is that our Lord gives the Greene's family the much needed peace during this difficult moments. My heartfelt condolences.

Vivian Akinyi Kitale, Kenya

Molly was a mother and a mentor to many. Her devotion to Christ, passion for what she did and love for people is a mark she left in my heart. Rest easy Mama and may God give the entire Water Mission family peace and comfort as we celebrate a true heroine as we endeavor to follow in her footprints.

Jackline Jebet Kitale, Kenya

Dear Greene family~ I am deeply sorry for the loss of your precious Molly. I am honored that I worked for her and George at General Engineering Labs. Molly was an amazing beautiful soul. It was always a joy to see her and feel the embrace of her warm smile. I feel truly blessed to have known her.

Sarah Kozlik charleston , SC, USA

Global WM Family and Friends, I’m joining with you all to hold onto the happy memories that Molly shared with us, personally, she planted the heart of living in Christian values, i was very happy to met her for the first time, this what keeps to me alive in my heart and in my mind, and her work will continue to live on, through us. All be conforted with Romans 8:18 My condolences!

Shauri Lazaro Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

I met her in 2018 and her visit to us was very blessing especially by her charming attitude and the love to share with different people from different cultures. As a member of Water Mission Team, am saddened by the death of Molly Green but I keep on praising and thanking God for the efforts he installed in her and how she used it to impact many people's lives on this earth. Rest in Paradise Molly Green.

Lutufyo Adam Dar es salaam, Tanzania

I met Molly through volunteering on Mondays at Water Mission. She was a lovely lady who truly radiated a joyful spirit whenever I saw her. Her faith in God, her love for her family and her commitment to service were an inspiration to me and to countless others who knew her. She will be deeply missed.

Gwen Petty Charleston, SC, USA

We are greatly saddened by the loss of our Mother and Mentor. We thank God for her life for she was greatly used of the Lord to touch many lives including ours at Water Mission Kenya. We have shared great moments with her; her love, encouragement and kindness I will always remember. She has left us an example of Excellence in service of our Lord Jesus Christ. May the Lord comfort the Greene's Family and the entire Water Mission Family.

Dorcas Nkatha Kitale, Kenya

I first knew of Molly when I oversaw the generating station laboratories for Santee Cooper in the 1980's. We always enjoyed working with GEL and received timely and great service. Later, when Water Mission was on its feet, Molly spoke to our church in Pinopolis and shared her vision for clean water. Whenever I made donations to WM I always received kind and thankful letters from Molly. She will be sorely missed, but we and many multitudes were blessed by her life, and must now carry on with the work she was so instrumental in starting, providing not only clean water, but the living water offered through Christ.

Mike Lankford Pinopolis, SC, USA