Gastonia-Mrs. Christine Marie Cabral-Viola, 48, of Gastonia, died Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem after a brief illness. She was born October 14, 1965 in Bethpage, NY, the old-est daughter of Claire Joyce Cabral and the late Alfred Cabral.
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Chris was a nurse technician at Broughton Hospital in Morganton was a student of Divinity at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte. She was a wonderful daughter, sister and mother, not only to her daughter but her daughter's friends. Chris was kind, funny, loveable and the perfect Aunt "Tissy" to her nieces and nephews. She was a caregiver at heart and will be missed dearly. She was an active member of Union Presbyterian Church where she had served in various capacities.
In addition to her mother Claire of Gastonia, Chris is survived by her daughter Amanda Viola of Gastonia; sisters, Donna Cabral Durkee and husband Chris of Marietta, GA; Ally Cabral McLean and hus-band Jamie of Orangeburg, SC; Jamie Cabral Stroupe and husband Mark of Raleigh, NC; nieces and nephews, Evie McLean, AJ Durkee, Cole Durkee, Jack Stroupe, Maddi Stroupe, and James McLean; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
In addition to her father Alfred Cabral, Chris was preceded in death by her twin sister, Deneen Cabral.
A service to celebrate Chris' life will be held 1 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at Union Presbyterian Church with Pastor James Holeman officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the church rotunda. A private service of committal will be held for the family in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Union Presbyterian Church, Scholarship Fund, 5615 Un-ion Rd., Gastonia, NC 28056.
Condolence messages may be sent online at www.McLeanFuneral.com.
McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette on Sept. 1, 2014