Ms. Christine Green Anderson, 94, of Perry FL, pierced the sandy banks of time with her sword to study war no more, Monday, May 24, 2021. Public visitation for Ms. Anderson will commence Saturday, May 29, from 4-7pm (est) at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Perry; Celebration of life will Sunday, May 30 at 10am on the grounds of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.
Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10
The Life and Legacy of Our Christine…………………………………………………..
…………………….……………………………. Dearly Loved and Forever Treasured
On February 27, 1927, Christine Josephine Green graced the world with her presence. Born in Lake Wales, Florida, she was the twinkle of her parents’ eyes. Her loving mother and father, Joe and Nellie Crews Green adored their only daughter and provided her with a loving and caring home. When she was in high school, her father moved their family to Shamrock so that he could find work and then later transferred to Perry to work for the local sawmill. It was during her time in Shamrock that she began her walk with God at the age of 16 and was baptized under the leadership of Reverend Rutledge. She was in the 10th grade according to one of her many notes which she kept safely tucked away in her purse. In pursuit of a better education, her parents sent her to Pensacola where she lived with her Aunt and Uncle while she completed her last two years of high school. She graduated in 1946 from Booker T. Washington High School, Pensacola, Florida. She then moved back to Perry where she would build a life for herself to grow and nurture her very own family.
She seeketh wool, flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31:13
Christine was an advocate of hard work and she worked tirelessly to provide for her family. Breakfast for her children every morning was her way to ensure they would be properly prepared for their day. While working steadfastly to raise nine children, she often juggled multiple jobs. Just to name a few, she worked in housekeeping at Doctors’ Memorial Hospital, labored as a precision cutting technician at the local saw mill, and cooked and served at the Elks Lodge in Perry to provide for her family.
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
Proverbs 31: 26
Christine was a very compassionate lady. When God commanded us to “Love ye one another”, she took that scripture to heart. Her home served as a place of refuge for many in
Taylor County. She opened her doors to shield families from domestic violence. She was the first in her neighborhood to have a telephone and she did not mind allowing others to use it.
She fed whomever was hungry without hesitation. She fed the birds daily and took delight in feeding her pet lizards. She loved her dogs, and her cats too! Christine was also known for her quick wit and her spicy sense of humor. She loved to tell jokes! She was a taxi driver to those needing rides. She offered wise counsel to those who would come by to sit on her porch.
It did not matter what your problem may have been, she did her best to help in any way that she could. She genuinely loved everyone; family, friends and strangers alike.
Christine loved to fish. Lakes, ponds, rivers, it did not matter. She would hitch up her boat, load her coolers and her tackle supplies and off to the water she would go. Even though she
couldn’t swim, she was not afraid of being on the water. Her favorite fishing hole was on the St John’s River, and there were many days she had to leave early because she often would
catch the legal limit and have to return to shore. Christine was also a champion card player. She enjoyed playing a good round of whisk
and for years she and her closest friends played at different establishments like Jay’s Bar-BQue or took turns hosting at each other’s houses on weekends. There was no gambling, it was good fun and entertainment.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of
the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31: 26, 30-31.
It was a beautiful still morning on Monday, May 24, 2021. The sky was perfectly blue. It was just right for our Christine to answer the Master’s call. She bid this world goodbye and
transcended into the realm of eternity. We know that she is resting from all of her labors and she is free. Praise the Lord, hallelujah, she is free.
Christine was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Nellie Green, three of her children, Mabel Ann Green, Norma Jean Jackson and Eddie Joe Jackson; granddaughter, Ajeana; grandsons, Christopher and Eric and great-grandson, Tobias.
She leaves to cherish her legacy of love: her beloved children: Rutha M. Beckford (Vastiana) of Orlando, Christine Hamilton (Robert) of Orlando, James E. Jackson (Mary) of Perry, Nellie Y. Walker-Sears (Henry) of Perry, Davene Oliver (Floyd) of Perry and Myrlene Kimble (Everett, Sr.) of Orlando; her fur baby, Benson; her grandchildren: Natasha Tompkins (Dennis), Malika Patterson (Kenneth) and Damasi Roberts (Chrishawn), all of Orlando, Khaliah King, Kardis Jackson, Varian Jackson (Laquita) and Joey Dunnell (Deidra), all of Perry, Kasha Fisher of Perry James E. Jackson, Jr. (Jamea) of Orlando, Crystal Jackson of Sanford and William Christopher Jackson of Orlando, Jarrian Thomas, Carvajal C. Cook, Sr. and Gerald B. Walker, Jr. all of Perry, Ebony P. Oliver (Docquina, Sr.) of Perry, Kianna Powell of Perry and Toney Powell, Sr. of Port St. Joe, Everett Kimble, Jr. (Sarah) of Orlando, Marrell J. Kimble (Alyssa) of Tampa and Jade Kimble of Orlando; her great grandchildren: Nichole, David, Kaiya, Kamila, Carrington, Diamond, Delvontay, Jordan, Alandria, Eric, Keldon, Desmond, Kobe, ZyMya, Normaya, Melanie, Kardis, Jr., Kharionna, Kamari, Eddie Joe, Erik, Khalid, Zakari, Dakarin, Kamille, Korrine, Variah, Varian, Jr., Vaya, Ayden, Avery, Aubrey, Bryan, Paisley, Jada, Anthony, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Arianna, Kylah, Jawelle, Jarrian, Jr., Eric, Chike, Cavariya, Gerald III, Geleah, DeAsia, Docquina, Jr., Toney, Jr., Karson and Everett III; her great-great grandchildren, Leilani, Carmoni, Mahogany, Zahire, Londyn, Yosiah, Mi’Leah, Jayceon and Jasiah; her cousins, Jean Marie Jones and family, The Peppers Family, Dr. Richard Mashburn and family, Delores and Raymond Mathews and the Moore family; her daughter-in-law, Trisha Jackson of Perry; her legion of Earth Angels: Vernon Faulk, Chelsea Gant and her girls, Brylea and Tristan, Martha Boykin, Debbie Kay Jones, Loraine Jackson, Quida Wright, Margaret McGrew and Perry Baker; all of her friends in
“The Trap”, and a host of other friends and neighbors who are too numerous to list but loved very dearly.
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