Remembering Molly Greene

A Lasting Legacy

Water Mission staff in Charleston and around the world mourn the loss of a kind, generous, hospitable, and humble leader. Molly F. Greene, our loving and passionate co-founder, chair, and chief stewardship officer, passed away on July 17, after a tragic accident.

“No words can describe this heartbreaking loss for our family… We know that a larger global family mourns with us and celebrates her life, as she blessed so many around the world,” said her son, George Greene, IV, president and COO of Water Mission, in a statement from the family on July 18.

Missing her greatly, we reflect on one of her favorite passages in scripture:

I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore, my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. Psalm 16:8-9

As we continue in our work of bringing safe water and Jesus’ love to all, we hold Molly dear to our hearts and we walk the way Molly walked: through faith and not by sight. We celebrate her legacy and rejoice that she is now face-to-face with Christ.

It is Molly’s faith that anchored her through many chapters of her life, from growing up in Mississippi to raising a family, and building an international ministry reaching millions of people around the globe. Molly will always be remembered as a woman of prayer – someone who lived and led with guidance from the Lord. Her many accomplishments were only surpassed by her undeniably strong faith. Molly wrote in a Water Mission blog post about the National Day of Prayer:

“Without prayer, we wouldn’t just be lost — we would be amiss. Our vision is to see all people have access to safe water and an opportunity to experience God’s love. And our mission of ending the global water crisis — which affects 2.1 billion people — can seem insurmountable, but we face this work with the power of prayer.”

In a letter to family and friends, her husband wrote, “Molly was a beautiful soul who lived a life full of purpose and calling, and her sudden departure has broken many hearts.”

Molly’s life was an embodiment of the Great Commandments to love the Lord our God with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind, and all our strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. While we grieve, we are comforted to know that Molly is with her Lord and Savior.

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14. 

The overwhelming outpouring of love and kindness has been a testament to her legacy: one that will touch many lives in the years to come. The family requests your continued support and prayers. If you would like to share a memory of Molly, it would be a blessing to the family. You may write remembrances and condolences here.

Memorial contributions can be made to Water Mission, in memory of Molly’s heart for serving others and passion for providing safe water. Those who were inspired by her life will allow her legacy to continue for many years to come.

Celebration of Life

This spring, we will host a Celebration of Life event in the days leading up to our 14th annual Walk for Water in Charleston, on March 21, to honor and celebrate our beloved co-founder, Molly Greene. Updates and event details will be shared on this page.