LEXINGTON — Christina Slusher McCauley, born May 10, 1963 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington, Ky., died on January 1, 2014 in Conroe, TX after a long battle with liver disease. She was the beloved daughter of Sandra Wigginton, Friendswood, TX, and Joseph L. McCauley, Houston, TX. She was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Slusher, Middlesboro, Ky. and former Middlesboro Mayor Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. McCauley, Sr. She is preceded in death by her grandfathers.
Chrissy began playing the violin in New Haven, Conn. when she was in 3rd grade and continued through high school at Houston's High School for Performing and Visual Arts. She was Concertmaster for several years in the Houston All-City Orchestra. Upon graduation, she was named the most valuable player of the year. Chrissy attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. on music scholarships and studied there for three semesters. She spent one year at the University of Kentucky also on music scholarships.
Chrissy was always optimistic, cheerful, and had an infectious smile and laugh. She continued with this attitude even after being placed on the liver transplant list.
Chrissy is survived by her longtime partner, Thomas Moore, her son, Joshua, her parents and step-parents-Tim Wigginton and Cornelia Kuffner. She is also survived by her two sisters-Katie McCauley and Marianne Vargas, her two half-brothers-Hans and Finn Kuffner-McCauley, her three stepsisters-Michelle Travers(Josh), Stephanie Kowalczyk(Craig), and Emily Stone. In addition, she leaves behind aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and numerous friends. She was loved by all and will be dearly missed.
The family will receive friends Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 11:00am until 1:00pm at Green Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1:00pm in the Green Hills Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Green Hills Memorial Gardens.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Green Hills Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.