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

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

Molly and her family lived in our hometown of Tupelo MS. As Senior Girl Scouts, she and her sister were instrumental in helping me to earn badges toward the highest Girl Scout award at that time (The Curved Bar Award). We moved to Charleston SC and later Molly and George assisted us as leaders of our children's Brownie Girl Scout troop and Boy Scout troop to learn more about conservation and serving others. She left indelible lessons and was a model for being a caring, sharing, and inspirational follower of Christ. Praying that fond memories like these will bring family and friends great comfort and peace.

Nancy Helen Chisholm Snow Charleston, SC, United States

Our heart breaks for the Greene family. The volunteer department at Roper St. Francis Healthcare has supported Water Mission's efforts since we partnered with a hospital in Kenya and raised the funds to support a water purification system. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Joan Perry Charleston, SC, USA

When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know. Those we love can never be more than a thought away, for as long as there's a memory they live in our hearts to stay. We will never forget you MOLLY, RIP.

Sylvain Jeanine Cayes, Haiti

John 6:68 "Lord to whom shall we go? You alone have the words of eternal life." My brief communion (sharing Christ) with Molly has had an enduring positive impact on me. My encounters with Molly (and George) starting in 2015 inspired me to jump into the ministry to the people she loved and lived for - people from so many nations and cultures. I close my eyes and remember Walking for Water in the Twin Cities with Molly. Thank you Molly, for sharing Christ with me, and sharing a vision for a better world in Christ.

Paul Putzier St. Paul, MN, USA

Our deepest, deepest condolences to the family and many others that knew and loved, Molly. Our sadness is, we never had the opportunity to meet this very precious lady. We are supporters and know this is amazing and loving work. Water Mission is something that really touches our hearts. Usually, not a newsletter would be read without having an emotional response. And, yes, Molly's legacy will be "forever more!" Thank God, Molly and George answered the "call," so many years ago. George, may the Lord Jesus, comfort you and your family in the days ahead.

Mary-Lynn & David Buck Charleston, SC, United States

I had the honor to meet Mrs.Molly, it was last December. Her departure shocked me and also made me thinking about her work in my country, Haiti. Ms Molly is gone but in every community where her work is we will remember about her faith, her face and her smile when she help, a humble person who loved us, who helped my people so far. Before she left Haiti i thanked her for everything is not enough for all she has done to save so much life in all these countries. Go in peace and my sincere condolences to the whole family. Sincerely, Clairmeus Frantzcia, Water Mission Haiti.

Clairmeus Frantzcia Port-Au Prince, Haiti

I am thankful for the opportunity to send a message to the Greene Family and say I am truly grateful to be a one of the people that Molly help with her hard work and service, I work here because you opened the door of WM around the world and blessed me, now I am trying to bless others giving the best of me, serving with love to provide the access to Safe Water, following the ministry and your vision to serve others. My deepest condolences to the family, we pray to the Lord for you.

Selvin Alberto Tocoa, Honduras

So thankful Molly's service was videotaped. I am out of town and wanted to be a part of her funeral. I am watching from St. Louis, Missouri. The service and message was beautiful and deeply meaningful and she was the best of us. I loved the statement, "Don't weep for Molly, weep for those Molly wept for." I will always remember this and strive to carry on her good work of building bridges and giving people hope and clean water. Praying for Molly's family and Water Missions. May we all feel the peace that passes all understanding.

Julie Chapman Mt Pleasant, SC, United States

Susan and I had the wonderful opportunity to first meet Molly and George back in the early 90's through business interactions and soon had a chance to move to Charleston to work with them and others on a business venture. We were fortunate enough to have them invite us to stay at their house while visiting the area prior to moving to the area and were so impressed with their dedication to their faith and family through the difficult and good times. They were role models to us and we always thought of them through the years even though we moved to NC as we faced challenges and tough decisions. Molly was one who always saw the best in everyone and brightened those around her with that smile and who truly lived the Christian life as examples for us and others. I am sure she is hearing (as a friend of mine said)-"Well done my good and faithful servant". Our prayers and thoughts are with the family and her associates at Water Missions during this difficult time-stay strong and faithful. We will miss her always!

Mike & Susan McClung Greensboro, NC, USA

I was deeply saddened to hear of Mrs. Greene's passing. I worked for Mrs. Greene for about 6 months during 1999-2000. She was such an inspiration to me and those around her at GEL. She led by example, always with a kind word and sweet smile. I consider it an honor to have worked with her, even for such a short period of time. Her legacy of faith in Christ will go on for many, many years.

Terri Steiert Moncks Corner, SC, US

"Just as a well-spent day produces a sweet dream, so a well-used life produces a sweet death." Today we say goodbye to Mrs. Greene with bitter sadness but the best memories of her life will continue for many decades helping thousands of people. Her works and effort inspire us to keep going. Thanks for everything.


As the disaster relief program manager for FedEx, I have had the honor to work with Molly and the Water Mission team over the past five years. It's immediately evident when you meet Molly that her spirit and love of people guide her in every action. She exudes compassion and love. The memories shared in her passing show how many lives she has deeply touched here on earth. I have no doubt that her work here will continue by those who will take up the torch and carry it and her memory and life will not be forgotten. When I last saw Molly at the conclusion of the Strategic Partners Conference in March 2019, she gave me a copy of the book "A Long Walk To Water", which I read on the flight back home and cried as I read the story. Molly, I won't forget you and I hope that I live a life that serves the Lord as yours has. For Molly's family, I will pray that your sorrow in the loss of such an amazing matriarch is balanced by the thanksgiving that she is now with her Lord and Savior in Heaven. God bless you all.

Julia Chicoskie Collierville, TN, United States

On 7th November, 2014 while on duty for Water Mission as staff of Water Mission Uganda, I was involved in a terrible motor accident in which even the medical people had left me to die since my head injury gave no hope to any one, but because of the leadership of Water Mission the doctors were pushed to give it a try and Molly ensuring I was in the prayer ripples where the global staff prayed for me me. The passion, love and care of Molly and the Water Mission team gave me hope and faith that I was to live and I thank God I am still alive and had a chance to hear from Molly telling me that they prayed for me. Indeed molly has benn received by Jesus and she has had the words thank you good and faithful servant. Those who believe in the Lord will never be disappointed ROM 10:11 and Water Mission will be serve the world in perpetuity. R.I.P Molly and God may bless the Green and Gardener family and as well as the Water Mission family.

Emmanuel Mugisha Bashaija Kampala, Uganda

I met Molly and George when our sons played soccer and George was the coach. They were such a wonderful family. I visited with Molly not long after they lost their young son. It was then that I saw a very special woman whose trust and faith in God brought her through such tragedy. She truly was an example of a Christian life well lived. Her work will continue to help others around the world for years to come. My prayers are with all her family during this sad time. May God's peace and love be with you all.

Brenda Corbett Haile Johns Island, SC, United States

My husband and I met Molly at an open house/tour at Water Mission. I will never forget our discussion about some day becoming volunteers and giving of oneself. She was so gracious even as she kept checking her phone because twin grandbabies were on the way. I could have talked to her forever. Thanks Molly for giving of yourself. Mary Hutto Water Mission walker and supporter

Mary Hutto Mount Pleasant , SC, USA

Such a lovely lady filled with The Holy Spirit and a true friend and inspiration to people in every walk of life. Her amazing accomplishments will long be remembered around the world and will serve as a calling for us all to live a Christ-centered life of love, compassion and service to the glory of God The Father. Well done Molly!

Chap & Ann Johnston Mt Pleasant, SC, USA

Dear Greene family~~ I have followed from afar Molly's achievements as she went from strength to strength. Having had the privilege of teaching her children in 3rd grade, I know her grace and love. It is such a loss to this community and the world! Mathew 25:21 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ You all will be in my prayers. Nancy Jordan

Nancy Jordan Charleston, SC, United States

I only saw Molly a few times but every time it was obvious her beautiful face reflected the love of Christ. I am heartbroken over her passing and pray the Lord's love and peace surround the whole family. I'm sure she heard the words "Well done, good and faithful servant".

Margaret Cotton Mt Pleasant, SC, US

As a young girl, The Greene’s were like my second family. Her infectious smile resonates in my memory, and the time we spent together 35 years ago is still so meaningful for me today. Although we have been out of touch for many years, Molly’s impact in my life is still deeply felt. Words can not express the devastation that I feel, and my heart and prayers go out to the Greene family at this time. I rest assured knowing that she Is reunited with John Christian, and that they are embracing again in the kingdom of heaven. I will honor Molly’s memory for long as I live. I am holding you in my heart, dear Greene and Gardner families.

Christine Betsill Chicago, IL,