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Christine's Story

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Each person is a creation of God,
Each mind a thought of God,
Each life a breath of God.

Christine J. Whitmore was the youngest girl of her 13 siblings. Christine was born, June 23, 1928, to the Late Mr. Walsh Jackson, Sr., and the late Mrs. Georgiana Jackson of Irwin County, Georgia (Ocilla). Christine was married to the late Otis Miller (Ohio) having one child. Then proceeded on in her life where she met the late John Whitmore. Christine and the late John Whitmore raised 32 children after which, Christine adopted 4 children. Christine had 11 siblings who proceeded her to glory. Christine worked with Suffolk County Mental Health Department where she worked as an RN with the Mentally Challenged, receiving many awards and high honors for her achievements while being there and she also worked in several kinds of Social Services and even modeled clothing. Later Christine and the late John Whitmore, moved to Cambria Heights, Queens NY, where they opened a laundromat after which the late John Whitmore fell ill and moved to Wellborn, Florida. She joined the United Methodist Church in Wellborn where she and Colleen Smith kept 10-50 teenagers nourished from their church kitchen. On Foodsource Distribution Day she counted foods delivered by truck and then organized tables for customer pickups. Christine ran well here on this earth. Her works here on earth has spoken for her. Christine moved to Wellborn, Florida in 1996 where she followed her heart and on Friday, August 18, 2017 Christine was called home. She spent her final days at Haven Hospice in Lake City, Florida until she was called home to be with the Lord at 89 years old. She leaves behind two siblings, a brother Walsh Jackson, Jr., (Wyandanch, NY) and a sister, Sudie Adams Jackson-Smith (Fitzgerald, Georgia). Christine is survived by her children, Lonnel Albert Miller, (Wellborn, Florida), and Kelvin J. Whitmore, (Lake City, Florida), Krystal Whitmore, (Wellborn, Florida), and Ramaine L. Whitmore, (Wellborn, Florida), Laurence C. Whitmore, (Lake City, Florida) and most of her 32 foster children, some of which have gone on to glory. Christine is also survived by numerous grandchildren and a host of great grand kids, nieces and nephews and will forever live on in each and every one of them.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home, 458 South Marion Avenue Lake City, FL 32025. Please sign the family guestbook at www.parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com
Published on August 24, 2017
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