Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 26, 2013

Shirley Jean Wingo Christian

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

CLEARFORK — Shirley Jean Wingo Christian

CLEARFORK — Shirley Jean Wingo Christian, age 72, of the Clearfork community of Tazewell County, Va., died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at her home.

Born September 5, 1940 at Maiden Springs in Tazewell County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Homer and Nellie Davis Wingo. She was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church at Gratton in Tazewell, Va. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Carter and Edna Mindte; two brothers, Pierce Wingo and Clyde Wingo.

She is survived by her husband, Donald “Don” C. Christian; one daughter, Karen Keeter, of Tazewell, Va.; five sons, Curtiss Christian and wife, Charlotte, George Christian, and Christopher Christian ,all of Tazewell, Va., Steven Christian and wife, Sandra of Gaithersburg, Md., and Andrew Christian of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Katherine Landwehr of Gaithersburg, Md.; one brother, Gordon Wingo of Bluefield, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and special cousin, Irma Mitchell of North Tazewell, Va.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, Va., with the Reverend Dr. Kevin Richardson officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Gratton in Tazewell, Va. Pallbearers will be Curtis Christian, Steven Christian, Bryan Christian, Andrew Christian, Daryl Keeter, and Les Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers will be George Christian, Lindsey Christian, Emily Christian, Molly Christian, Breanna Viney, and Kara Surratt.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013.

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