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Connie Ellen (Burleson) Greene

March 6, 1950 ~ January 11, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Connie Greene Obituary


Connie Ellen Burleson Greene, "Nana" to her beloved grandchildren, age 73, of Boone, North Carolina passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Loren and Billie Burleson of Newland, NC.

For most of her life Connie was a very active outgoing person. She could walk into a room of 100 strangers and make 100 new friends. She attended Newland High School where she was an all-conference basketball player, leading her team to two conference titles. Connie was an alumnus of Appalachian State University with a B.Ed. in Physical Education. The most important parts of her life were serving her family, church and friends. Nana was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren. She was very involved with her sons' education spending years in the Green Valley PTA of which she was a former president. She was very active with Friends of Watauga supporting the faculty, staff and students of Watauga High School. She was a Deacon at First Baptist Church of Boone where she was also a GA leader and part of the group who developed the Church’s ongoing Christmas Day Lunch which is now in its 38th year. She was also very supportive of Ted in his work career and years on Watauga County's Board of Education. Through her life Connie was an avid sports fan always rooting for her beloved N.C. State Wolfpack.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years Ted Greene of Boone, NC; Sons Kevin Greene and wife Jane of Leander, TX and Nicholas Greene and wife Elizabeth of Fayetteville, AR; Granddaughter Amelia Noelle Greene; Grandson Abram Monroe Greene; Granddaughter Emma Ellen Greene; Brother Tom Burleson and wife Denise of Newland, NC; Sister Martha Jo Buchanan and husband Bruce of Newland, NC; Sister in law Nancy Williams of Boone, NC; Brother in law George Perry Greene Jr ("Skipper") and wife Dee of Boone, NC.

Connie was preceded in death by her sister Linda Wise and husband Robert of Newland, NC; Brother in law Daniel Williams of Boone, NC.

The Greene family will receive friends Sunday, January 14, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Boone.  Graveside services for Connie will be private.

 In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to First Baptist Church Sign Fund, 375 West King St., Boone, NC 28607 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Greene family.



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January 14, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Boone


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