TUSCALOOSA Christine B. Herring, age 83, of Tuscaloosa, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at home. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bill Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Lee Herring; her parents, Marvin and Ada Sanford Bigham; her stepfather, Will Starnes; her brothers, William C. Bigham (Claudie), Clint Bigham, Floyd T. Bigham; and a sister, Velma Lee.
Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Herring of Tuscaloosa; a son, Barry Lee Herring of Northport; one brother, William Starnes (Sondra) of Kenai, Alaska; grandchildren, Kristie Gaines (Danny) of Mobile, Cary Herring and Jared Herring of Northport;, and Jamey Murray (Cristy) of Tuscaloosa; great-grandchildren, Daniel Gaines of Mobile, Daniel and Mackenzie Murray of Tuscaloosa; nieces, Dovie Beasley (Max H.), Bobbie Turner (Frank), and Kaye Watts (Jerry).
Christine was a longtime resident of the of the Holt area where she had many friends and loved ones. She attended Holt Church of the Nazarene. Chris loved all her family members and all of them loved her very much. Being around Chris, everyone had one thing in common, they were sure to laugh and enjoy her company. She loved to cook for her family and tend her garden. She loved animals. Many homeless strays had found a wonderful home because they happened to wander upon her property. She made sure they had enough to eat and a warm place to sleep.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Watts, Tony Taylor, Adam Taylor, Matthew Taylor, Joey Patton, and Thomas Patton.
Honorary pallbearers are special friends, Shirley Patton, Elsie Skelton and Velma Currington; management and employees of Tuscaloosa Buffalo Rock, Greg and Wanda Penney, Lynn and Joe Zegarelli, Kimberly Strickland, Deanna Taylor, and members of Moose Lodge #804.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to ASPCA.