HOUSTON (FOX 26) - The deep smooth sounds of a tenor saxophone filled the halls of the Sugar Land Mortuary Sunday evening. Friends and family of councilman Larry Green met to honor his life and remember him.
Christine Willie, his first cousin, says this time has been very difficult on everyone, just learning of his sudden death Tuesday at his condo in Houston. "The thing that's hardest is that it's just such a shock, you know, I know he's over there, his body is over there, but it just doesn't seem real," says Willie.
She said she was lucky enough to get to talk to him on the phone last Sunday. The councilman was going to get fast food, but she also says he had recently been given a clean bill of health by his doctor.
"He said 'I'm going to go eat my sandwich, talk to you later I love you' and I said 'I love you' and then I went back to my project so that was my last conversation with him'" Willie says.
Some of his colleagues with the city showed up as well. Many brought flowers or wore green to honor the man they all loved.
"It is and was a real shock and we love Larry Green and counsel Wednesday was the first time I had worn a green tie ever, out of five years on Council all I wore was red but I wore a green tie that day for respect for Larry Green," Councilman Michael Kubosh says.
Councilman Green's funeral will be held Monday morning at 11:30 a.m. at Brentwood Baptist Church off Landmark Street.