OBITUARY

Beverly B. Christina

May 24, 1928April 3, 2021
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Beverly B. Christina, age 92, passed away peacefully at her home in Metairie, LA on Saturday, April 3, 2021.

An accomplished woman, she was a graduate and valedictorian of Eleanor McMain High School in New Orleans. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University, where she had been an active student and member of the Mortar Board and Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. She also received recognition as a charter volunteer to East Jefferson General Hospital. She was a member of the New Orleans Geological Auxiliary, The East Jefferson General Auxiliary, Friends of Lafreniere Park, the Southern Hearing and Speech Foundation, the Jefferson Historical Society (Charter member), the Christian Women’s Exchange, the Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association, Heart Ambassadors, the Cancer Crusaders, Ladies Leukemia League, Friends of Culicchia Neurological Research Foundation, Zeta Tau Alpha, and Goodwill Industries Volunteer Services. She accomplished great things wherever she gave her service and was awarded The New Orleans Geological Auxiliary Special Service Award, the East Jefferson General Hospital Auxiliary Great Lady Award, and the Institute for Human Understanding Ten Outstanding Persons (TOP) Award.

Since 1969, she had been a member of the Metairie Woman’s Club and was even awarded the 1984-1985 Outstanding Woman Award for her philanthropy and contributions to the community, particularly as horticulture chairman, vice president, and president of Fairfield Park Gardens. During her active years within the club, she held many chairmanships and offices, performed community services, championed special projects, and was chiefly involved in many philanthropic causes. She was able to leave an indelible mark on local libraries, Lafreniere Park (of which she was a charter member), The East Jefferson General Hospital, schools for special needs students, and various other causes and charities dear to her heart.

Beverly is survived by her husband of 69 remarkable years, Carlo C. Christina; her children, Thomas B. Christina (Jane) and Michael A. Christina; grandchildren, Thomas J. Christina, Amanda M. Christina Gruber (David), Jessica J. Christina Moskowitz (Harry), Cameron Christina and Connor Christina; great-grandchildren, Kandice Christina, Preston T. Gruber and Jemma J. Moskowitz; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Nolan Burris and Pearl Burris; her son, Robert D. Christina and brothers, Nolan Burris and John Burris.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service to be held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124 on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow the services at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Beverly’s memory to Metairie Woman’s Club: http://www.metairiewomansclub.org/

The family invites you to express your fond thoughts and condolences online at lakelawnmetairie.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Don Forshag

April 9, 2021

Beverly.
I learned of my beautiful first cousin's passing today. Then, only as a fond thought of her led me to Google.
Decades have passed since I saw her. Yet in memory her beauty, sweetness of spirit and intelligence have remained fresh.
Beverly. I realize now that I think of her in terms of poetry.
And I am regretful at not having remained closer than memory serves.
My condolences to all who also loved her.

Debbie Schmitz

April 8, 2021

Heartfelt sympathy to Mr. Carlo, Amanda and everyone in the Christina Family. Mrs. Beverly was the epitome of a southern lady who was loved by so many. I had the pleasure of knowing her through membership in several organizations and it was always a delight to see her - always smiling and making you feel so welcome. God bless, Debbie

william coe

April 8, 2021

Carlo, Yvonne and i always enjoyed being with y'all. we cherished our friendship with y'all.

Bill Coe

Elsie Manos

April 7, 2021

Sending prayers and sympathy to the Christina family. Beverly truly was a Great Lady.

Elsie Manos

Robert Mccoy

April 6, 2021

Carlo we are so sorry for your loss of Beverly. Rosie and I have so manny great memories of our times together. We send you and the family our love.

Regards, Bob

Cindy Enright

April 6, 2021

Beverly Christina was the example of a true LADY. I knew her through Metairie Woman’s Club and I was always impressed with her community activism, her style and grace, and her dedication to causes she believed in and worked to advance. Her calm , steady hand and determination were cause for her success in so many activities. She has left her mark and will be remembered and missed.
My sympathy to her family,
Cindy Enright