Robert Abraham Greenlee

Published 8:13 pm Saturday, October 27, 2018

Robert Abraham Greenlee passed away on Oct. 25, 2018, at the age of 82.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Port Gibson United Methodist Church. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. at the church. The burial will be held at Wintergreen Cemetery following the service.

Bobby was born in Jackson, on Oct. 8, 1936. He grew up in Hermanville, and graduated from Port Gibson High School. He then attended the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1959. He also served in the Mississippi Air National Guard.

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He was a longtime member of the Port Gibson United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school and was a lay delegate to the Methodist Conference.

Bobby began work at the Commission of Budget and Accounting for the State of Mississippi in 1968 as chief accountant. In 1973 he was promoted to Deputy Director and went on to work a total of 23 years for the Commission of Budget and Accounting. He was promoted to the Director of the Legislative Budget Office in 1984 and continued in this position for over 15 years until his retirement on Jan. 31, 2000. During his career with the Legislative Budget Office, he observed the State General Fund budget increase from $254 million for fiscal biennium in 1962-1964 to $3.6 billion for fiscal year 2000.

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Greenlee of Hermanville, and his son, Robert Michael Greenlee, who died in 1984, preceded Bobby in death.

His wife of 58 years, Mary Jane Wilder Greenlee, his daughter Susan South and her husband Trey, and his son, Charles Greenlee and his wife Brooke, his brother Dickie Greenlee and his wife, Vickie, survive him. His grandchildren, Robert South, Amy South, Trey Michael South, Wilder Greenlee, Ross Greenlee and Michael Greenlee, also survive him.

The family requests that memorials be made to The Port Gibson United Methodist Church or The Mind Center, at The University of Mississippi Medical Center.