Christie Lee Beckham Rodriguez, age 28, left her earthly home on Saturday, April 20th 2013, of a sudden illness. Christine is now in heaven along with her grandparents, Nathaniel Winters, Cleo Price "Granny," Earl & Helen Beckham "Pop Pop" and "Maw Maw." Christie graduated from Hawthorne Jr Sr High School class of 2002. After graduation Christie joined the United States Air Force and recently attended Santa Fe College.

Christie leaves behind her daughter Arysia, whom she loved dearly, step daughter Veronica Rodriguez, husband John Rodriguez, mother & stepfather Ginger and Jim Griffith, father & stepmother Terry Beckham & Janet Carver, sisters Kim Clark, Katelyn Griffith, Rachel Manning, and brother Shawn Clark and stepbrother Zach Carver, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Christie will be missed, but will remain in our heart forever.

A memorial service will be held Friday, April 26th 2013 at 11:00am at North Central Baptist Church 8001 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606, with Pastor Calvin Carr officiating. Visitation will be after the service.

Published in Gainesville Sun from Apr. 24 to Apr. 26, 2013