Christa Mae Potts
1948 - 2021
Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory
501 W Main St
Inverness, FL
The Service of Remembrance for Mrs. Christa Mae Potts, age 73, of Inverness, Florida, will be held 3:00 PM, Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes.
This is a tribute to an amazing, strong, and loving woman who lived her life to the fullest and who touched so many lives during her time here on earth. Christa Mae Magers Potts danced into this world on February 15, 1948, to Harold and Marie Magers in Marion, Ohio. She lived in the Massillon area for 61 years of her life and graduated from Jackson High School in 1966. After high school she attended Akron University and became a member of the beta sigma phi sorority. She has been a member of the sorority for over 50 years and through this sorority she made life-long friends.
At the age of 3, Christa started her life-long passion of dance at the Wally and Flower Hamilton Dance Studio in Marion, Ohio. She would later go on to dance for Betty Adelman Dance Studio in Massillon, Ohio. By the age of 15, she was sharing her passion for dance by teaching at the studio she grew up in. She would later share her joy with the students at Self's Academy of Dance and Judy Cain's School of Dance before she was able to finally live out her dream of starting her own studio.
In 1979, Miss Chris, as her students would call her, opened Chris T's Dance Emporium. She started with 18 students in that first year, but today what started with 18 students is now 175 students, all because she had a dream and she courageously embraced it. If you ask her students, they will tell you that Miss Chris was more than a dance teacher, she was a mentor, she was a friend, she was family.
Christa also shared her many talents throughout her life by being a model and even a mime. She choreographed for high school musicals at both Massillon Washington High School and Jackson High School. She also choreographed and performed for numerous Massillon Lion's Club Annual shows. For over 47 years she shared her love of dance and the arts with so many children and adults.
In 2015, she retired and moved to Inverness, Florida with her husband Larry. On Thursday, September 9, 2021, Christa's soul left as it came, dancing from this life to the next, but her spirit, her spirit lives on in every life that she touched.
Her spirit still lives on in her husband, Larry Potts and his family (mother: Donna Lucas; siblings: Randy (Pam) Potts, Elayne Fender (John Smith), Allan Davis and Leslee Davis; children: Angela Potts-Russell, Lawrence Potts Jr. and Luke Potts; grandchildren: Aleasia, Shiann, Draven, Lawrence III, and Emma); her daughters, Kari (Joe) Boyer and Kelly Turkal (Chris Weisend); her siblings, Judith Bixler, Sharon Miller, Chip (Bonnie) Magers, and Michele (Scott) Williams; her grandchildren, Brooke, Montana, Joey, Shawn, Joe, Spencer and Landyn: Great Grandchildren, Waylon and Wesley, many nieces and nephews, friends, and countless dance students. Her legacy lives on. Dance now Miss Chris with your mom (Marie Magers) and dad (Harold Magers), with your father-in-law "Papa John" and with your niece Trisha Bixler and Larry's son Joshua who have already gone before you. Dance. "Forever Dance"
Published by Citrus County Chronicle on Sep. 15, 2021.
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Christa and I met in the third grade at Jackson. She was always so fun and caring. I remember her telling us about a trip out west and her dad´s car brakes over heating. We had never heard of such a thing. Keep on dancing, love you.
Vesta Kohl Budhu
September 19, 2021
It´s been a while since I have seen the Turkal family, but it seems like yesterday that I was in the dance studio with Chris, Kari, and Kelly. The memories that I have are priceless. My heart is broken, and I miss you all dearly. You are in my prayers. Love you all.
Denice (Weaver) Kennedy
September 17, 2021
Thankyou for all the years you gave to my daughter Natalie Nicholson. She is who she is because of you. You will live on through your students and there children. Thank you for all you gave to us all. Hugs Tammy and Natalie
Tammy Enos
September 17, 2021
The Lemmon's and a McVicker
September 17, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss and so grateful that my daughter was able to grow up at Chris T´s! What a fabulous legacy Miss Chris left behind. God bless you!
DeAnna Cox
September 16, 2021
I was so shocked to hear of Christa's passing. My deepest sympathy to her family. I am sure she is dancing in heaven with many who have gone before her, including Martha Galvin Fritz and Miss Betty. Blessed to have known her, continue the dance in heaven Chris.
Kate Warren
September 16, 2021
Sorry we can't be there in person but our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rest in Peace Christa.
Rudy and Bobbie Turkal
September 16, 2021
Dale and I send our sympathy and love to Larry, Kari and Kelly . Her Sorority Sisters are so saddened by her passing and just wish we could share more visits, more phone calls....just more time with Chris. Her joy for life has always touched each of us and we will share that always in our memories. Dance on Chris.
Shirley kurzen
September 15, 2021
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