Chrystabell Lewis King

November 25, 1935June 6, 2018
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Chrystabell King, 82, of Montgomery, Alabama went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Chrystabell King was a devoted mother, nurse, proud Lilly Baptist Church member serving as a Matron, on the Missionary Circle, and singing in the JE Noble Choir. She was tirelessly involved in community affairs. She served as a docent at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts as well the president of the Woodcrest Community Association. Chrystabell never retired from nursing, most recently serving as an LPN representative on the Alabama Board of Nursing. She loved traveling and often attended tournaments with the Montgomery Pinochle Pals. Left to cherish her memories are her children: Barbara Mosley, Montgomery, AL; Marvin (Young) King, Ventura, CA; Frank King, San Diego, CA; Grace (Darryl W.) King, Suwanee, GA; Karen (Kenneth B.) King, Stone Mountain, GA.; Ten grandchildren, Brian (Kendra) King, Tiffany (Kenneth) Arterberry, Aaron Smith, Geoff (Fiona) Mosley, Greg (Sawnsai) Mosley, Kristy King, Darryl Washington Jr., Justin Smith, Shakarah (Cory) Morgan and preceded in death by her grandson: Brendan Smith. She also leaves behind twelve great grandchildren: Melanie Arterberry, Megan Arterberry, Keon Arterberry, Myles Arterberry, Saniyah Mosley, Kingston Mosley, Barrington Mosley, Maxwell Mosley, Brianna King, Kierra King, Taylen King, and Carmen King as well as one great great grandchild: Zoe Simmons. Chrys King will be missed by her devoted sisters: Letha Patrick, Chicago, IL; Carriebell Hatcher, Selma, AL; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, Lilly Baptist church members, former colleagues, and friends. Chrystabell was preceded in death by her siblings: Mable Granton, Stephen Lewis, Herman Lewis, Leonard Lewis, and Joseph Lewis. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, June 23 at 11:00 am within Lilly Baptist Church, 820 Hill Street, Montgomery, AL.


  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service Saturday, June 23, 2018

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A.G. Hatcher Jr.

June 17, 2018

Aunt Chrystabell, I will miss your strong spirit and affectionate smile. As a child, I remember the fun I had with Frankie Jr. & KK when I came to visit you. Like was so simple then :-). As a young man, I admired your courage and ability to speak up -- no one had to guess what was on your mind. You taught me how to play some of your favorite card games. And now, as an "older" man, I still haven't won in pinochle. We will miss you Auntie. Love, your nephew, A.G. Jr.

Peggy Benson

June 15, 2018

Chrystabell King, LPN
ABN Board member 2013-2017

In nursing you excelled in love and kindness for your fellow man,
You served your profession faithfully as only nurses can,
Your guidance and wisdom had a designated season,
Always providing clarity and the voice of reason,
Your memory will not be obscured,
As your calming voice can still be heard,
Your gentle spirit revealed with every word spoken,
Ensuring straight paths where chosen,
Your sphere of influence inspired us to be more,
Now you’re home on God’s celestial shore.

Tiffany Arterberry

June 14, 2018

Last week I lost my Grandmama. I used my busy messy life to ignore my hurt for a while but missing you comes in waves and tonight I’m drowning. A little bit parent, a little bit teacher, a little bit best friend and a lot role model and coach. She was strong and independent back when women weren’t, sassy and classy and God help the person who made her mad! Mrs. King was a force and EVERYONE knew it. I’ll always remember the things that you have taught me and how much you love me. I know I miss you because every time I think of you my heart hurts. Love you Grandmama.

Gladys Hill

June 14, 2018

Mrs. Chrystabell will be missed. I served with her on the Alabama Board of Nursing. She was a joy and pleasure to work with and to be around. I loved her calm, quiet and kind spirit. She always had a smile for you that made you smile too!

Condolences and love to her family.

Gladys D. Hill

Natalie Baker

June 14, 2018

The nursing community has lost one of their finest. Chrystabell will forever be remembered for her passion and devotion to nursing. I had the privilege of serving alongside her on the Board of Nursing. Her gentle voice always spoke wisdom. Her smile and love for everyone will be greatly missed. She is now resting in the arms of Jesus.


My aunt Carrie and mother Chrystabell


Happy Mother's Day to my mother and sisters!


Niece/Nephew with their grandma!


My sister and Mom at restaurant by the river!