Mrs. Christine Ross Atkinson-Johnson, 80, entered eternal rest on Saturday, February 17 2018, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Blacksburg and was a daughter of the late Coot and Evvie Hardin Ross.
Christine was a member of St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in Grover, NC. She was a graduate of Granard High School, Gaffney and York College, Queens, NY. She was a Licensed C.N.A., and a retired Postal Police Officer with the U.S. Postal Service.
She was first married to Preston S. Atkinson who passed away in 1981. She later married Jones O. Johnson who died in 2005. Christine was also preceded in death by two children, Larry Ross and Elizabeth Atkinson; and three siblings, John W., Albert C., and Emmanuel Ross.
She leaves to cherish loving memories: a son, Jerry Atkinson (Valerie) of Hutto, TX; two daughters, Lynette Sims (Vester), and Vanessa Atkinson-Barnes (Lester), all of Charlotte, NC; brothers, Melvin Ross of Brooklyn, NY, James Howard Ross, and King Willie Ross (Evetta) of Columbia, SC; three sisters, Catherine Jones of Blacksburg, Amelia McLellan (Lee) of Forestville, MD, and Pauline Pitt of Largo, MD; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12 noon in St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral Services will follow with Rev. William Thompson officiating. Interment will be in Clingman Memorial Gardens in Blacksburg.
The family is at 304 Whisonant Street, Blacksburg.
The Gilmore Mortuary