CHRISTINE ATKINSON
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ATKINSON Ms. Christine Yvonne Garner Atkinson passed away peacefully August 7, 2013. She was a native of Waycross, GA, where she received her early education in public schools of Ware County, graduating from Waycross High School - Class of 1970. Furthering her education, she received her B.S. degree from Morris Brown College. Mrs. Atkinson was a faithful member at St. Paul AME Church, where she faithfully served on various ministries. She was presently employed with Wells Fargo Inc., as Vice President of Market Support Consultants rendering 18 years of dedicated service. Both parents, George and Mrs. Alma Garner, predeceased Ms. Atkinson. Survivors include her brothers, Johnny Garner, George Garner, III (Martha) and Kenneth Garner; uncle, Henry Garner; aunt, Mrs. Lois Garner; a number of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. Ms. Atkinson will rest in the mortuary for visitation THURSDAY from 5 PM until 8 PM (where the family will receive friends at 5 PM) and Friday at the church from 9 AM until the hour of service. A FUNERAL SERVICE celebrating the life of Ms. Christine Atkinson will be held 11 AM, Friday, August 16, 2013 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, with Rev. Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, II, Pastor, officiating. Memorialization will be by cremation. Friends are asked to assemble at the church under the direction of ALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC., 4409 Soutel Dr. 904-766-9671. Pleas e Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com



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Published in Florida Times-Union on Aug. 14, 2013.
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August 11, 2014
How quickly a year has passed Chris; still missing you!
Mary Silva
August 23, 2013
To the family of Chris (Foxy Brown); It is still hard to grasp that Chris is no longer here. As I recently relayed to a friend had I known that Atlanta would be the last place that we were together, I would have hugged her a little longer and told her that I loved and cherished her a bit more. The one thing that she did know is that both our faces always lit up when we saw each other and her greeting was always, Hello, Foxy Brown. Chris I will miss you but I thank God for the friendship we shared over the years. Your friend and sister in Christ!
Mary Silva
August 21, 2013
Chris and I worked together for a number of years at Wells Fargo. It was a pleasure to know her and I will miss the wonderful conversations we had about God and Kingdom work. May the peace of God which surpasses all understanding be with Chris' family and friends during this time. Memories are precious and will bring smiles to our faces as we reflect on the joy and laughter we shared with Chris.
Evangelist Jean Gathers
August 18, 2013
Ms Chris was a beautiful lady with such a big loving smile. It was a pleasure knowing you. May you rest in peace lovely lady. God Bless....
Sherri Davis
August 18, 2013
Dinner with the sistah's at my house.
Evelyn Burnam-Kimbrough
August 18, 2013
Sistah's gathering. Thanks for the memories Sistah!!
Evelyn Burnam-Kimbrough
August 18, 2013
Sistah, as I sit here reflecting on our friendship, it is still so hard to believe you're gone from this place. I can't talk to you and share a funny story, or hear you laugh about something that happened to you. However, I do thank God for sending you my way and I will never ever forget what a very special "sistah" you were to me! Rest in peace and I'll see you when I get there! Love you much, Sistah!
Evelyn Burnam-Kimbrough
August 17, 2013
Chris was a pleasure to work with and a delight to know. I will surely miss her. My thoughts and prayers to Chris' family during this sad time.
Robin Giblin
August 17, 2013
I will always remember that beautiful smile and your encouraging words. Rest in peace. Esther Ferguson, Nassau, Bahamas
August 16, 2013
May the Gods unchanging word bless and keep your loved ones in their time of grief.
May you rest safely in his arms. Gone but never forgotten.
Leatrice Maxwell
August 16, 2013
I will miss my sister in law, gone to soon, a beautiful spirit, a beautiful person,it's still hard to believe she's gone. I will miss her smile and laughter , A classy lady .Family be strong and know that God will comfort you In your time of loss.
Alton and Dorothy Coles - Jacksonville Fl
The Thomas - Family - Dayona Beach,Fl.
Dorothy Coles
August 16, 2013
We will miss Christine but we will remember the good times. Rest in peace.
Kenneth Simon
August 16, 2013
Ms. Chris @ my Baby Shower. She was always there for me!
Darilyn Todman Arthurs
August 16, 2013
Ms. Chris @ my Reception. Beautiful as ever!
Darilyn Todman Arthurs
August 16, 2013
My heartfelt condolences to the families of Christine Atkinson, she was blessing and treasure to the body of Christ. We loved to shop and I would see her about Jacksonville getting her glam on. A beautiful spirit accompanied her outer beauty. Gods plans are never wrong, she will shine in glory as a great jewel. For to be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord..
Dr. Sharon Solomon
August 16, 2013
I worked with Chris for many years. She was a wonderful, giving person, and I will miss her beautiful smile. May God be with her family during this sad time, and take comfort in knowing she is in a better place.
Miranda Webster
August 16, 2013
My condolences to the Garner and Atkinson families. I remember Chris's bright smile and bright eyes from high school. She always radiated such a positive presence.
Dr. Irene Easley
August 16, 2013
I will greatly miss you. Sending Love and Light to you.
Jacqueline Acey
August 16, 2013
You will be truly missed. Ms Classy lady.
LaShanna Crooms
August 15, 2013
TO THE GARNER & ATKINSON FAMILY OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO YOU IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW. TERRY & MILDRED MILES/CLASSMATES
August 15, 2013
TO THE GARNER AND ATKINSON FAMILY OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO YOU IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW. TERRY & MILDRED MILES/CLASSMATES
August 15, 2013
Chris will be remembered as demonstrating life, love,hope,faith,peace,courage, and a spirit that remained triumphantly in her faith to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. - Douglas & Shirley Thomas (Winter Haven, FL)
Douglas Thomas
August 15, 2013
Rest Classmate because you have earned your wings. Waycross Highschool Class of 1970 will miss you.
Lavern Hill-Avinger
August 15, 2013
To the Family: Chris was a jewel to all of us. In June she was in Jacksonville making sure that the youth she brought to the Episcopal Lay convention made it to the First Timers' class. In July we were in Atlanta at the Lay Biennial. Chris and I spoke and hugged in the lobby. The smile that was her trademark was as radiant as ever. Little did I know that it would be our last meeting on this side of Glory. I praise God that our two lives crossed and for the encouraging presence she was to me and so many others. She was an advocate in so many ways. Family my prayer to you is to stay strong in the memories and love that remain from the strong legacy she has left for us all.
Patricia Wright
August 15, 2013
to Henry Garner: We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of Christine. Please accept our sincere condolences during your time of bereavement.
Grace and John Cantrell
August 15, 2013
My Friend & 'Cuz': Christine Garner Atkinson
Oh what a special person Chris was! It is so hard to believe she is gone... but GOD knows best. I will miss my 'cuz' forever, she was a very dear friend. We are praying for her family, our St. Paul AMEC family, and all of her friends. Hold on to GOD's hand, let Him strengthen & comfort you.
Angela & Willie Garner
August 15, 2013
Christine will be greatly missed, I am blessed to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
Tess Jackson
August 15, 2013
HE THAT DWELLETH IN THE SECRET
PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH SHALL ABIDE UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY...PSALM 91
Virginia Curry
August 15, 2013
She was the epitomy of a true believer in God and practices this everyday of her life. She was truly a special lady whom I will miss.
Sally Ballou
August 15, 2013
To the family of Christine Atkinson...
Saint Paul A.M.E. church of Jacksonville, FL will miss the God given sister with many talents, and unselfish time given her church. May God be with the family during this period of life, for Christine "has no sorrow that heaven can't bear." Peace to all of you.
Elaine Randolph
August 15, 2013
My Mentor, My Mother in Ministry, My Role-model, My Manager, My beloved friend Mama Chris- My life has been richly blessed by you. God Bless
Alethia Russ
August 15, 2013
We, your St. Paul family, will always be reminded of your infectious and indelible smile and the depth of your heart for the love of God everytime we look at the acolytes. You are forever in our hearts...
Sister Della
August 14, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Ann Williams
August 14, 2013
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints. Psalm 116:15

Saint Christine, you will be missed, your bright smile and laughter will always be with me.
Delphine Jackson
August 14, 2013
This woman of God was truly a blessing to St. Paul A.M.E. Church. She also was a blessing to the kids there, especially Danielle & Darielle. You will truly be miss! My prayers go out to this family.
Carla Cooper
August 14, 2013
"EARTH HAS NO SORROW-THAT HEAVEN CAN NOT HEAL"...

My dear friend Christine, you will be missed around the campus of St. Paul AME Church, but we will cherish the presence of your beautiful memories, and never forget that "beautiful" smile, oh- and not to mention those "awesome" outfits you wore everytime I saw you. Family may you have comfort in knowing that Christine is resting with her Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ!

Praying for you!
Gail Wards-Upson & Family
ST. PAUL AME CHURCH
August 14, 2013
Will miss you dearly Auntie - your bright smile, infectious personality and caring heart. Certainly gone too soon, yet I know Heaven is singing praises to have such an Angel.
George Garner IV
August 14, 2013
Christine was truly a great person. She will be so missed from her Church St. Paul AME. a great friend, and a woman of class and elegance. My prayers are with her family. We will miss her.
Marlowe Smith
August 14, 2013
Christine was truly a beautiful woman- inside and out! Her love for God and people was evident. I'm thankful for the short 5 years that I knew her. Her presence will definitely be missed - especially as she mentored and supported my daughter Siya. My prayers are with each family member and friend who mourns the loss of this earthly angel.
Canedra Darby
August 14, 2013
I am still in shock over the sudden transition of Christine. I don't recall ever seeing her without a smile when I was visiting my home church. A true fashionesta both spiritually and in attire. My prayers are with the Garner-Atkinson family and her Uncle Henry who is a member of my Atlanta church family. St. Paul and all who knew her will certainly miss this servant of Christ
Michele Cottrell
August 14, 2013
To. The family my prayers will be you and you"re family at this time of sorrow .
August 14, 2013
Your smile and goodheartedness will be sorely missed! I look forward to seeing you on the other side when God is ready for me! Love ya Girly!
Kathy McCall
August 14, 2013
I will remember your smile and how you always made me fell like the only person in the world when I was with you. Heaven truly has the angel it needed.
Zonnetta
Zonnetta Thomas
August 14, 2013
To the family and friends, may you reflect upon the beautiful times you shared with Mrs.Chris. She always had kinds words to share with me. She was a beautiful person with a great positive spirit.
Artrica Sims
August 14, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 14, 2013
Just want to say I share your feelings but always remember, earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
Virginia Curry
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