Sharon Kay Stribling Greener
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Sharon Kay Stribling Greener
  • March 8, 1944 - October 20, 2011
  • Mississippi

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Sharon Stribling Greener, 67, of Grove Park Place, died at her home in Jackson, MS on October 20 following a courageous battle with leukemia. She was born in Hattiesburg, MS on March 8, 1944 to the late Mattie Lou James Stribling and Roger Wilson Stribling. She was a graduate of Murrah High School and later earned a degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. She worked for Republic National Bank in Dallas briefly before returning to live in Jackson, MS. Ms. Greener began her career in the construction heavy equipment industry by joining her father in the family business in 1975 at Stribling-Puckett, Inc., a Caterpillar dealership. In 1983, she continued her career in the heavy equipment industry by purchasing the John Deere construction and forestry dealership and the Freightliner heavy truck dealership headquartered in Jackson, MS, along with her father and two other partners. Since 1986 she has served as Chairman of the Board for Stribling Equipment, LLC and Empire Truck Sales, LLC.

Ms. Greener's lifelong commitment to community service led her to serve on numerous boards in the Jackson area. Her most recent positions included serving on the Board of Trustees of Mississippi Baptist Health Systems and on the Board of Directors for the Regions Foundation and for the Mississippi Children's Museum. In the past she has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Jackson, Junior Achievement, Deposit Guaranty National Bank, Fondren Renaissance Foundation, the Metropolitan YMCA and the Board of Trustees for St. Andrews Episcopal School. Ms. Greener was known for her quiet and effective nature; she hosted many fund raising events in her home in support of charities throughout Jackson. All who knew her remember Ms. Greener tending to her beautiful yard, which has been in her family for over 60 years. One of the most admired yards in Jackson, the grounds of her home was the setting for an annual Easter egg hunt for her grandchildren - a tradition began by her mother, Mattie Lou Stribling.

Ms. Greener was a member of Northminster Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Mattie Lou and Roger Stribling, and by her brother, Roger Wilson Stribling, Jr. Survivors include: son, Nicholas Flynn Greener IV of Tupelo; son, Jason Stribling Greener of Jackson and his wife Betsy Faile Greener; grandchildren, Nicholas Tyler Greener of Tupelo, Sarah Bethany Greener and Thomas Stribling Greener of Jackson.

The funeral service will be held at Northminster Baptist Church on Monday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m., followed by burial at Lakewood Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 23 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, 350 High Street in Jackson, and on Monday, October 24 at 12:30 p.m. at Northminster Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Northminster Baptist Church, 3955 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211. Online guestbook www.wrightferguson.com