Mrs. Joan C. Christy

Notice of Death - Mrs. Joan C. Christy

Widow of Rev. John H. Christy, Jr.
Date of Death: 8/14/2019 | Clergy Spouse
We have received word of the Wednesday, August 14, 2019 death of Mrs. Constance Joan Crowder Christy of Gastonia.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. John H. Christy, Jr.; and amongst her eight siblings, the Rev. Richard J. Crowder.  She is survived by four children: the Rev. Karen Kurtz (husband Rev. Dr. Michael Kurtz), retired diaconal minister Mr. Mark Christy (wife LuAnn), the Rev. Paul Christy (wife Rev. Dr. Jayme Christy), and the Rev. David Christy (wife Pam); eight grandchildren, including the Rev. Josh Kurtz (wife Tara), the Rev. Zack Christy (wife Crystal), and the Rev. Luke Christy (wife Kelly); her niece, the Rev. Ashley Crowder-Stanley; and many extended family members.  A celebration of life service will be held at 4:00pm on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, 311 3rd Avenue NE, Hickory, officiated by the Revs. Zack Christy, Josh Kurtz, and Luke Christy.  Visitation will follow in the church parlor.  Mrs. Christy will be laid to rest in Andrews on Saturday, in a private family service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the “John Christy Benevolence Fund” for needy persons through First United Methodist Church, 566 S Haywood St, Waynesville, NC 28786.
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