June 2, 2023, 73, Wilmington –
Julianne (Julie) Lee Lape Green was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on June 2, 2023. She departed this earthly realm surrounded by the love, prayers, and songs of her family and friends. Although we grieve her loss, we find solace in knowing that she has found eternal peace in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Julie will forever be remembered as a cherished wife to Gary; loving mother to Lindsey (Scott Eklund), Shelby (Dan Holman), and Corey Green (Melissa); a dear sister to Dianne Moore; and sister-in-law to Karen Rains and Patricia Green. She adored her role as aunt to many nieces and nephews. And perhaps her favorite title was “Nana;” she was devoted to Adalyn and Nicholas Holman, Abraham, and Aiden Eklund, and Vaughn, Wheeler, and Bronson Green.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Vaughn Willis Lape and Virginia Rae Graham Lape; and brothers-in-law, Glenn Rains, Paul Green, David Green, and Tim Moore.
Born on May 20, 1950, Julie lived a remarkable life filled with love, laughter, and compassion. She was raised in Edmeston, NY, graduated from Eisenhower College, and fulfilled her dream of seeing the world when she married into the military and itinerate life. Together, she and Gary shared 50 years of marriage and family. Julie’s unwavering devotion to her family was a testament to her kind, patient, and nurturing nature. She created a warm and welcoming home, where love and support were abundant. Her love extended beyond her immediate family, as she selflessly provided guidance and comfort to all who sought her wisdom.
She held various types of employment over the years and had a knack for seeing each new opportunity as an adventure. This optimistic perspective combined with creativity led her to pursue work in advertising sales, merchandising, sewing custom wedding dresses, and many years of volunteer work in church and service organizations such as the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She also pursued various hobbies and interests in her free time, finding joy in cooking, sewing, and the performing arts. She embraced her hobbies with unparalleled enthusiasm and a radiant smile that could light up any room. While we mourn the loss of Julie, we also celebrate her life and the profound impact she had on all of us. Her memory will forever be etched in our hearts, and we find peace in the knowledge that she will continue to live on through the stories we share and the lessons we learned from her.
We extend our deepest gratitude to all those who have expressed their condolences, shared their memories, and offered their support during this difficult time. Your love and kindness provide comfort as we navigate this profound loss.
A graveside service to celebrate Julie’s life will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 10 a.m. at the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with Reverend Karl Grant presiding. A memorial service will be held on July 26 at Wrightsville United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. The family requests everyone in attendance to wear bright colors as we celebrate Julie’s life.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in her name to Wrightsville United Methodist Church online or sent to 4 Live Oak Drive. Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 or The American Heart Association online or sent to PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.
Services have been entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.seymourfuneralhome.com.