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Christine Lunsford

Christine "Granny" Simmons Lunsford

Tuesday, July 5th, 1921 - Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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Christine “Granny” Simmons Lunsford, has left her earthly home at the age of 98 on Thursday, September 19, 2019. The oldest of six children, she was the daughter of the late Brook and Maude Connor Simmons and wife of the late Jack Lunsford. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Lunsford; siblings, Bud Simmons (Marie), Ray Simmons, Eunice George (Ray), and a very special daughter-in-law, Vernie Ingle Lunsford. Christine was better known as “Granny” while employed as lunchroom manager at Marshall Island School for over 35 years. Everyone knew her as the best cook, while making sure all children were fed. She was asked to return to cook for generations of reunions and cooked for several years for the democrat “Fish Fry Dinners”. She was a member of the Madison County Democrat Women’s Club and active in the Democratic Party for as long as her health allowed.

She is survived by her sons, Jackie and wife Ann Lunsford and Sammy Lunsford; sister, Faye Bagwell (Joe); brother, Ben Simmons (Oakie); grandchildren, Creaestia Hall (Joe), Cenia McGuire (Steve), Brook Lunsford (Selina), Bobby Joe Arrowood (Jamie List), Sam Lunsford, Jr. (Vivian), Cherlon Young (Ross), Ray Lunsford (Jessica), and Diana Arrowood (Eugene Norton); seventeen great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. One special niece, Brenda George, who kept her company with many telephone conversations of which she looked forward to.

A special thanks to Vivian B. Lunsford, Gearldine Tipton and longtime friend, Sue Tweed for their love and care of Granny in order for her to remain in her home.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Robbie Capps Memorial Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Service. Reverends Buddy Freeman and Bud Marlor will officiate. Burial will follow in the Bowman-Rector Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 3:00 PM prior to the service.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralservice.org.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Robbie Capps Memorial Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Service
    Address
    7626 Hwy 213
    Mars Hill, NC 28754
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Robbie Capps Memorial Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Service
    Address
    7626 Hwy 213
    Mars Hill, NC 28754
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Buddy Freeman
    Co-Celebrant
    Rev. Bud Marlor
  • Interment

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 | 4:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 4:00pm
    Location
    Bowman Rector Cemetery
    Address
    Skyway Drive
    Marshall, NC 28753
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