Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Jewell Christian, age 94, of Manchester will be conducted Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel.
Visitation will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 8:30 PM at the funeral home.
Mrs. Christian passed away peacefully at her home in Manchester, Thursday, October 9, 2014.
She was born June 18, 1920 in Cannon County, Tennessee the daughter of the late Joe C. Duke and Claudie Ethel Parker Duke.
In earlier years, Mrs. Christian enjoyed quilting and cooking. She retired from Coffee County Day Care where she was a cook for many years. More recently, family and friends remember her for being a bit particular about her yard. She was known by many to carry sharp scissors utilized for clipping out whatever amount of clover she could spy which she took very seriously; however, others found a small amount of humor in this ritual considering her age. She enjoyed flower gardening, relaxing on her front porch in her rocking chair and was a longtime member of Goose Pond United Methodist Church. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, J. Horace “Pete” Christian; a son-in-law, C. Lyndon Toliver; a granddaughter, Kristi Bass; and siblings, Morgan Duke, Alton Duke, Ferris “Shorty” Duke, Hilton Duke, Thurston Duke, Clayburn Duke, Wiley Duke, Leona Spry, Carmine Drennon, Norene Holt, and Roberta Duke.
Survivors include her daughter, Vicki Toliver of Manchester; three grandchildren, Misti Russ and husband, Mason; Mindi Elrod and husband, Steven; and Melodi Cornelison and husband, Darrell; and grandson-in-law, Michael Bass; and seven great-grandchildren, Chelsea Bass, Macy Bass, Reesee Bass, Nathaniel Russ, Chevell Cornelison and Chaylux Cornelison and Gabriel Elrod. Also surviving is a brother, Wendell Duke and wife, Sybil of Manchester; and two twin sisters, Glera Presley of Manchester and Lera Whitmore of Michigan and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Annie Jewell Christian.