Venita Bogan Green 11/08/2005 MACON, Ga.
Venita Ruth Bogan Green, of Macon, Ga., formerly of Davenport, passed away on November 4, at home following a long battle with cancer. The funeral services to celebrate her life will be 1 p.m. Thursday, November 10, at Mount Olive Church of God in Christ, Davenport. Visitation is Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Orr’s Mortuary, 1326 4th Ave., Rock Island. Venita was born March 6, 1954, in Silverton, Texas, to Mr. and Mrs. Moses Bogan. She was the first born girl. At an early age she accepted Christ and was a member of Mount Olive Church of God in Christ. In 1972, she graduated from Central High school in Davenport. Venita received her nursing degree in 1985 from Scott Community College in Bettendorf. Her career as a nurse working in Labor and Delivery relocated her to Macon, where she resided with her two girls for 19 years. She was employed at Macon Youth Development Center for Girls until her death. She became a faithful member of Beulaland Bible Church for nine years in Macon. Venita was a very unique, passionate, and truthful soul. She had a genuine heart and a winning smile. She was a natural born leader who was outgoing, strong-willed and confident in her faith. All that knew her and her caring spirit knew that she was all about being organized and never settling for less. There was never a stranger in the room when she was present. She loved to cook and always had an open seat at her table to feed anyone who was hungry. Venita was a devoted mother to her daughters, Fonda and Treva, of Macon, and they were known as “three peas in a pod.” She enjoyed traveling, shopping, dining out and great conversation. Venita loved her family and friends dearly. She would go beyond the call of duty to help those in need by donating to charities and volunteering her time. Survivors include children, Fonda Jackson (Trey) and Treva Green, of Macon; (father of the girls, James Green, Davenport); mother, Ruthell Bogan; sisters, Jonita Davis, Virgie Bogan, and Brenda Bogan, all of Davenport, Sheila Bogan-Gibbs (Carlton), of LaVergne, Tenn., and Michelle Jack (Dwight) of Dallas, Texas; brothers, Ray Bogan and Clement Bogan, of Davenport, and Jonathan Bogan (Aretha), of Dallas, Texas; and a host of nieces and great nieces, nephews and great nephews, aunts, cousins and special friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Moses Bogan, and brothers, Larry and Rickey Bogan. The family can be contacted at 305 Betsy Ross Place, Apt. 4, Davenport.