Memorial services have been set for Councilman Larry Green, who was found dead in his home on Tuesday, March 6. An autopsy has yet to determine the cause of death. Green’s celebration of life will take place at Brentwood Baptist Church on Monday, March 12.
Meanwhile, Green’s colleagues and friends shared thoughts about the late Councilman.
“Houston has lost a groundbreaking advocate for equality, economic opportunity and neighborhood safety. Larry Green was the first and only District K council member following the south/southwest district’s creation for the 2011 municipal elections. He was the right person to give definition to this new alliance of neighborhoods and businesses: A hard worker. Not a grandstander. He shared in the economic advances and public safety strides of the district without taking the credit for himself. Council Member Green captured the essence of being an enlightened public servant for Houston.”
-Mayor Sylvester Turner
“Although the years of his life were short, the life lived in those years by Councilman Larry Green was vibrant, dynamic, purposeful, and directed toward service to others. Larry was an extraordinary human being with an unsurpassed exuberance and passion for our city, its neighborhoods, its future, and most of all, its people. Larry worked for me, helping to serve the constituents of the 18th Congressional District and I am proud to have served as one of his mentors. The joy and passion that Councilman Larry Green brought to his work on behalf of the people of Houston will never be forgotten and his memory will always be cherished. God bless you Larry; may angels carry you to your rest.”
-Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
“The City of Houston has lost one of its greatest assets, but his legacy will continue and support for his efforts will surely grow throughout the community. His tireless commitment to constituents in District K should be admired by all. I will always remember Larry as a dear friend who was filled with kindness and compassion for others, he will be deeply missed. My love and prayers are with the Green family and friends during this difficult time.”
-Congressman Al Green
“As we grew up, we talked about how we would make our community better. As elected officials, we did just that. He worked every single day as a public servant for Houston City Council District K. His only wish was to serve the community honorably with passion and dedication. He did just that and more. He was my frat brother, my colleague and one of my closest friends. His loss has left a hole in the hearts of many in the community, including myself. Rest in peace, Larry.”
-State Sen. Boris Miles
“I think people down the road will look back and see the results of all that he did for his district. He’s from this area — a native Houstonian, a Madison High School graduate, a University of Houston graduate, a Thurgood Marshall School of Law graduate — so he’s a hometown boy. He has so many roots in this city. He’ll be missed all across the city.”
-Former City Controller and Councilman Ronald Green