Christine C. Elder

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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Christine C. ElderChristine C. Elder, 91 of Phenix, a loving aunt and Christian lady who always put her family and others first, passed away Friday, Nov. 10, at her home, where she was raised and lived her entire life. She was the wife of the late Gerald Elder. 

Christine was born in Lynchburg on June 18, 1932, a daughter of the late James H. Childress and the late Lena Compton Childress. A lifetime member of Phenix United Methodist Church, she loved her church and cared for the members there. She retired from West Point Stevens in Drakes Branch, working there for 50 years. Christine’s favorite place to sit was her back porch, where she loved to work Word Search puzzles. 

Christine is survived by a nephew, Randall Holt of Forest; a niece, Tamara Setzer (Steve) of Randolph and Beth Holt of Forest, who took care of Christine in her final years. She is also survived by nieces, Sandra Laughlin of Goode and Brenda Hill of Clayton, North Carolina. and a special and loving caregiver, Sallie Morton. 

She was preceded in death by a brother, James W. Childress; two sisters, Shirley C. Holt and June C. Boone and nephews, Robert Daryl Holt and Daryl W. Bennett. 

A graveside service was conducted Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte Court House. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Phenix Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 254, Phenix, VA 23959. 

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Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service assisted the family.