May 10, 1926 ~ April 11, 2019

Born in: Chicago, IL
Resided in: Aurora, CO

On May 10, 1926, Eleanor was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Robert and Dorothy Dawson. She was the second of eleven children. Eleanor was raised in a loving family where she enjoyed participating in athletics, playing with her siblings and learning to make the best of her life. She was a devoted caregiver to her younger siblings and grew to have a life-long passion for children.

Eleanor met her first husband, Herbert Hutchinson, at a skating rink. She was drawn to his good looks and warm personality. They were married in 1947 and to this union, Herbert Jr., Victor, and Norma were born.

Later, Eleanor was persuaded to relocate to Denver, Colorado after her sister DeVera, a determined matchmaker, introduced Isaac Greer to her. Shortly after, the two married and created a loving, blended family. Rita, Kim, Rod, and Gary were raised as her own. She ensured her children knew the Lord and were baptized. At the same time, Eleanor served as a Sunday School teacher to elementary children at the Aurora Church of God for several years.

Eleanor was quite handy as a family manager. She was self-sufficient and an excellent cook. She loved attending family reunions and having picnics in the forest preserve. Eleanor had seven grandchildren that absolutely adored her. They affectionately called her Gram. She enjoyed making clothes and toys for the older girls and loved winning at arm wrestling with the boys. She liked to play board games. Her favorite game was Scrabble, and she was
undefeated at Tic-Tac-Toe. Additionally, she enjoyed watching game shows like Jeopardy, Family Feud, and Wheel of Fortune. She always had the answer.

Eleanor worked for the Federal Government as a Clerk Typist. She retired at the age of 65. In her leisure time, she enjoyed crocheting and being with family. She loved the Lord and was a willing worker in God’s vineyard. Eleanor most recently served at Greater Faith Worship Center under the leadership of Pastor Hosea Cannon, Jr. She was a powerful prayer warrior. Even in her nineties, she sought the Lord and diligently prayed even in her sleep. She regularly ministered to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. In her final months she would often inform her family of her readiness to be in Heaven, saying “Jesus is late!”

Preceding her in death were her parents, Robert and Dorothy (Bush) Dawson, siblings, Bernarr, Kenneth (Frances), Carl, and Stanley Dawson; husband Isaac Greer, and daughter Norma Jean Nwuso.

Eleanor Greer entered the presence of the Lord on Thursday, April 11, 2019, from Denver, Colorado. Left to cherish her memory are children Herbert. Jr. and Victor Hutchinson, Rita (George Manneh), Kim, Rod (Yolanda) and Gary Greer; siblings DeVera, Marilyn, Rodney, Donald (Carlene); and Gerald (Annette), Janet and sister-in-law Grace Dawson; grandchildren Jelani (Jocelyn) Shaw, Christopher (Kenya) Hutchinson, Tia, Enjolee’, Joshua, and Jaden Greer, and LaVonne (Alan) Pettis; four great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.


Visitation: April 19, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Celebration of Life: April 20, 2019 11:00 am

Pipkin Braswell Chapel of Peace
6601 Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220

(303) 996-0869

Reception: April 20, 2019 1:00 pm

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220

Interment: April 22, 2019 9:00 am

Fort Logan National Cemetery
3698 S Sheridan Blvd
Denver, CO 80235

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  1. Mother Greer, Had such a beautiful spirit and smile. Her smile would light up a room. She will be truly missed by all, but her legacy will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of her family and friends. Sincere condolences from the King Family.

  2. My Condolences to Family and Friends. May all receive comfort from the hope that God’s word promises for all those sleeping in his memory: ” There is going to be a Resurrection” (Acts 24:15) Just think our father will soon bring about conditions in which ones will be welcomed back from their slumber into a world free of the problems that plague us now- even free from our enemy death. The bible assures us that Father and his Son have things well in control- Rev 21:3,4 . Take the peace and solace that God provides. Learn more by visiting

  3. Even when she didn’t have words, her sweet, sweet spirit conveyed her love for her family. We were humbled and honor to become part of her extended family and we are praying for peace and comfort for all who knew dear Ms. Eleanor.
    We will surely miss her, but she has gone on to Glory:
    “For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.” ~ Corinthians 5:1
    With Love and Sympathy, The Pettis Family

  4. One thing I will always remember about Sister Eleanor, besides her buying my son’s baby swing for him is how she could really eat to be so tiny! Rest in heaven, Sister Eleanor.

  5. I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family. May God’s promises found at Acts 24:15 and Psalms 37:29 bring you comfort at this difficult time.

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