Beatrice C. Green, 87, of Sanford, our devoted mother, died on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Hillcrest Gardens surrounded by her family.Mama was born on August 4, 1928 is Sanford to Chelsey and Mae (Day) Flanders. Her family later moved to a farm in Alfred where she grew up and attended local schools, graduating from Alfred High School in 1946. While living there she met and later married Warren Green. The couple lost everything they owned shortly after they were married in the fire of 1947. After the fire, Daddy built a home for them in Lyman where they had four children, Betty, Dorothy and the twins, Wilma and William (Billy).Mama stayed at home and cared for the children while Daddy worked several jobs. Mama and Daddy were very involved in service of the Lord and the family's focus was God's service. They attended Calvary Pentecostal Assembly in Waterboro from its inception. The taught Sunday school, led the youth group, performed maintenance for the church and helped to transport others to the services. Mama also looked forward to organizing daily vacation bible school every summer, held in the towns of Waterboro, Wells, Arundel and Saco. She had also delivered Meals on Wheels as her health allowed for 12 years.Mama opened and managed the Community Thrift Shop on Main Street in Sanford in the 1970's; it may have been the beginning of "buck a bag" shopping. The proceeds went to pay off the loan for a new parsonage. Mama enjoyed sharing bible studies. She and Daddy started doing this together in their home and eventually spread to the homes of others as well as local churches. She continued this as long as her health allowed. She last attended South Waterboro Bible Chapel. Due to declining health she had not been able to attend for the past six years. She truly missed being able to attend Sunday services. Mama was truly a Godly woman.Mama had a gentleness of spirit that is rare; she was always the peacemaker. She always made sure that everyone had at least as much as she and often went "to the back of the line" to make sure that happened. She was truly a person who would rather give than receive.Mama resided at Hillcrest Gardens in Sanford after a fall in July of 2015 ended her stay at the Mayflower Assisted Living Facility in Sanford. At each place she was treated with the kindness and gentleness she deserved. Compassus Hospice came in to assist with care as Mama grew weaker. As her health declined and her hospital stays became more frequent her family made sure that she had everything she needed by her bedside and on the top of that list was her bible. The bible has now been placed in her hands as she has been laid to rest and she will have it with her forever.She lost Daddy to cancer in 2002, in 2003 she lost Billy to a sudden heart attack and in 2009 she lost her granddaughter, Betty's daughter, Ramona to respiratory failure. She dealt with these losses with her usual grace and faith in God. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Donald and Gordon Turner and two sisters, Irene Parent and Margaret Griffin.Surviving are three daughters, Betty Locke and her husband Jim, Dorothy Brochu and her husband Paul and Wilma Harris and her husband Carl; a daughter-in-law, Elaine and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.A graveside committal service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 14th at Evergreen Cemetery in Alfred.Words cannot express our gratitude and thanks for each person who gave love, support and care to our mom.Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Compassus Hospice, 23 Spring Street, Suite C, Scarborough, Maine 04074.Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.To leave a message of condolence for the family pleaseclick on the condolences tab to the left.