2013-03-14 / Obituaries

Betty Green


Betty Green Betty Green Betty “Bagga” Green, 83, of Southfield, Mich., passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.

She was born Sept. 17, 1929, in Manistique, Mich., the daughter of Joseph and Pearl (Berger) Wood. Her father Joseph died when she was a child and Betty was raised by her mother, Pearl and her step-father, Steve Byers. She attended schools in Manistique and Detroit.

On Oct. 13, 1956, the former Betty J. Wood married Donald Green in Berkley, Mich. They made their home and raised their family in Southfield. Donald preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 1970.

Betty was employed in telephone sales by the American Council of the Blind in Detroit.

She was a member of the Oakland Christian Fellowship Church in Southfield and a member of the Golden Agers group at the church. Bagga enjoyed playing cards, visiting, cooking and baking, entertaining, and decorating for all seasons.

Betty is survived by her sons, Joseph (Nora) Post of South Lyon, Mich., and John Green of Sarasota, Fla.; daughter, Cindy (Howard) Serling of Novi, Mich.; grandchildren, Erin (Shane) Harris, Justin (Breahn) Post, Nathan (Jennifer) Troike, Jodi (Ryan) McCormick, Steven Serling, Nicole Serling, Tara Green and Kayla Green; greatgrandchildren, Hailey Post, Lucas Post, Amelia Harris, Aaden Harris, Spencer Troike, Emma Troike, Henry Troike, Grace McCormick, Mya Green and Aja Green; along with nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert “Joe” Wood and William Wood.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, at Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 14, at the First Baptist Church in Manistique with Reverend Jay Martin officiating.

Burial will be held in the Moss Lake Cemetery at Isabella.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Oakland Christian Fellowship Church, 29551 Greenfield No. 108, Southfield, MI 48076.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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