Christine Marie Hawkins Hall "Chrissy"
Dec 20, 1946
Oct 17, 2022
Christine Marie Hawkins Hall "Chrissy", 75, of Louisville transitioned on October 17, 2022.
Visitation 2-4 Saturday, October 22, 2022 at W.T. Shumake & Daughters Funeral Home 3815 Newburg Road. Funeral service to follow at 4pm.
Service will be streamed by going to Shumakefuneralhome.com - live Any concerns please call the funeral home at 502 458-6214
Christine Marie Hawkins Hall, also known as Chrissy, was born Friday, December 20, 1946, in Omaha, Nebraska, to the parents of the late Leonard and Lucille Hawkins. She was their fifth child out of six children. Christine, even in her early years, had a love for so many things such as modern dancing, hoola hooping, playing jacks, marching, singing, sewing, knitting, babysitting, going to the movies, and hopscotch. She graduated from Tech High School in 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska. Shortly after graduation, she became an employee at Lozier Cooperation and worked as a welder until she retired after twenty-five years as an employee. Besides working to provide for herself and others, Chrissy also truly loved working for the Lord! She was a member of New Rising Star Baptist Church where the late Rev. Bobby McCallister was the pastor. She served as an usher every Sunday along beside her niece Christine-LaRaye and nephew Paul Ford.
In 1997, Christine moved to Louisville, Kentucky, and enjoyed working, for a short time, at Humana, Charles Heitzman Bakery, and Meijer. She always displayed a warm and welcoming spirit to whomever she encountered. Her grandchildren were her heart, and she supported them by attending her grandson’s football games and her granddaughter’s dance recitals. Christine also loved holidays and other special events and would always ask about the menu and how she could help. Her favorite foods to prepare were: pig’s feet, potato salad, chitterlings, fried catfish, and spaghetti and seafood gumbo, just to name a few. Whenever there was a good sporting event to watch on TV, Chrissy also enjoyed popping a big bowl of popcorn and curling up in her recliner to watch it.
One of her great joys was shopping at JC Penney for clothing and jewelry. She could really work those coupons and rewards points too, and while waiting in line to pay, she would share that the store had some other deals going on and how to get in on the bargains. However, her greatest pleasure was talking on the phone with a nice tall cold glass of wine close-by while checking in on all her family members in Omaha. Christine also simply LOVED people and was always sharing and caring for others.
She was a beautiful, strong, independent woman who never broke a promise. She was “there” for those who needed her. Many people referred to her as “Momma Chris” here in Louisville, Kentucky, and “Aunty Chris” in Omaha, Nebraska. She was a problem-solver who talked to others and made sure they were okay. Chrissy really listened to the stories and experiences that were shared with her. Her joy and charisma always made anyone who met her laugh.
Christine’s special gift was helping to turn a bad situation into a good one by getting others to look on the bright side in order to help cope with the issues of life. She showed others how to pay their bills, save money, and obtain good credit. Christine Marie Hawkins-Hall was a classy, intelligent, humorous, optimistic, and strong woman who left a lasting, unforgettable impression on family, friends, and yes, even strangers. She will be missed so very much. Chrissy was preceded in death by her late siblings, Lenore, Helen, Leonard, and Lynwood as well as her great granddaughter, Serinity.
Sadly, and with heavy hearts, at the tender age of 75, Chrissy went to be with the Lord on Monday October 17, 2022. She has left behind a host of loving acquaintances, friends, and most of all, family members to cherish their memories of her, and they are her: daughter Tanya (Curtis) Linthicum; son William (JaMese) Sullivan; grandchildren, Malik, JaMiasha, Takory, Tanny, Jasmyn, Malaya, Lanessa, and Chuck; great grandchildren, Takory Jr, Ava, D’Mitri, Ja’Miere; sister, Anita Jo Magness; honorary sisters, Charlene Glispie, Linda Whitcomb; best friends, Michael “Mike-Mike” Bosley and Henrietta Parker; god family, Helen and Billy Starks; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who loved her dearly.