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Roselawn Funeral Home & Roselawn Memorial Gardens

5350 Nw Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN

OBITUARY

Christine Wakefield Davis

November 1, 1923August 28, 2019
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Christine Wakefield Davis, age 95 of Murfreesboro, Tennessee passed peacefully into her eternal heavenly home on August 28, 2019. A native of Smith County, she was the daughter of the late Milford H. and Alice Smith Wakefield . She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Norman Davis, her son, Norman Davis, and two brothers Clyde V. Wakefield and H. Courtlin Wakefield and niece, Faye Tomberlain. She is survived by her son and daughter in love, Gaylon and Beverly Davis, daugher in love, Peggy Davis, grandchildren, whom she called "the lights of her life", Nick (Susy) Davis,and Ashley (Jay) Sheedy. Four precious great-grandchildren, Avery and Hudson Davis and Evan and Easton Sheedy. She also leaves behind her beloved nieces, Anna Ryan, Sandy Bowman, nephew, T.J. Wakefield and many great nieces and nephews. Christine was a 1944 graduate of Manchester Central High School and was later employed by Central Service Association in Huntsville, Alabama. Upon marrying John Norman in 1947, they moved to Murfreesboro. She was a founding member of The Assembly of Christ Church where she faithfully taught Sunday School and held weekly bible studies in her home for more than 40 years. She influenced many people by carrying to them the gospel of Jesus Christ and was a wise and trusted counselor. She lived by the motto, "The best is yet to come". The family wishes to thank the staff of The Rutherford Assisted Living, where she resided for the past four years, for their care and compassion. Services are scheduled for Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Roselawn Funeral Home in Murfreesboro, TN, with services to be officiated by Dan Allen. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. with the celebration of life scheduled at 3:00 p.m.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, August 31, 2019
  • Service to Celebrate Saturday, August 31, 2019

Memories

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Tyler Mac

September 10, 2019

It was a privilege to have known you, Aunt Christine.

Debbie Waddell

August 31, 2019

I worked at Sunnington back when it was Sunnington and Christine was the highlight of my day we would go in talk and start giggling so she would have to run to the restroom. I would go in every day that I work and set before I would go home and she had advised that would work most anywhere. Even though I’ve been gone a year I would call her every week and she would always ask how I was doing my mom and my son she loved everybody and everybody loved her. I’m going to miss talking to her every week I love you Christine you can kick up your heels now .

Gina (Bowman) Kellum

August 30, 2019

I have so many wonderful childhood memories of Aunt Christine at Poppey's church! I loved coming to visit and listen to her Teach us about Jesus! The songs she taught me are forever inbeaded in my heart and soul! I know she is rejoicing and her light that she shinned for Jesus is now rewarded! I was so blessed to have had her in my life!

Love
Gina

Ashley (Davis) Sheedy

August 30, 2019

My dear Mema,
She was so much more than a grandmother. She was SO much fun! We’d eat popcorn for breakfast (she made the best), we’d stay up til midnight, we’d play Barbies (under her Ficus plant) & restaurant whenever I wanted. She taught me all kinds of games: jacks, old maid, & anagrams to name a few. She always found time to play!

She taught me how to make flower chains & paper dolls. She’d wake up in the middle of the night & rock me back to sleep all the while scratching my back.
We talked about boys & puppy love & all things girly. But most of all, we talked about knowing Jesus as your personal Savior. She always said there are two important decisions in life:
1. Where will you spend eternity?
2. Who will you marry?

I wouldn’t be me if it weren’t for her. I’m forever thankful for her impact in my life & parents that fostered that deep relationship.

Beverly Davis

August 30, 2019

Never a mother "in-law", a mother in love and dear friend for 43 years. A better spiritual mother and Mema will never be found. I praise the Lord for her! We always said we were Ruth and Naomi and I am so thankful for the rich life she lived and that she is now walking the streets of gold, singing.....nope...this world was not your home!

Beverly Davis

August 30, 2019

Karen Van Wyckhouse

August 30, 2019

My dear sweet Aunt Christine,

You have brought so much joy and laughter to our family! You will be missed terribly but finally at sweet peace with Jesus and all those that we love waiting for you in Heaven. Words can’t express how grateful I am to have had you in my life! You taught me so much about being a Christian and living life to the fullest! Your lessons, examples, laughter and spirit will stay with me for forever. I know that you and Mother are catching up on so much!

Miss you and love you always,
Karen

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