Christina Douglas Marshall

December 12, 1923October 29, 2018

Christina "Chris" Douglas Marshall, 94, known as "Mimi" to her grandchildren, died in Gainesville, FL, on October 29, 2018.

Born in Dornoch, Scotland to William and Annie Douglas, Chris was an excellent student and older sister to Nan and Margaret. After relocating to Tidworth, England with her family as a young woman, Chris met James Samuel "Sam" Marshall, a U.S. serviceman, at a "sweetheart dance" during World War II. The two fell in love, married on August 5, 1944, and moved to Rocky Mount, VA. They eventually settled in Roanoke, VA with their daughters, Sandra and Deedy. After Sam's death, Chris learned to drive, became an LPN and worked at Jefferson Surgical Clinic. She was an excellent cook, was devoted to her church and loved a good book with a hot cup of tea.

In addition to her two daughters, Chris is survived by a son-in-law, Wes; four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Chad (Nenden), Christina (Darrin) and Kelli; two great-grandchildren, Landon and Listrik; and a long-term companion, Joe Burhman and loved by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 NE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL, 32601 at 2 pm.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Mountain View Memorial Park, 5970 Grassy Hill Road, Boones Mill, VA 24065 at 11 am.

Fare thee weel, thou first and fairest! Fare thee weel, thou best and dearest!


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Carolyn Moore

November 2, 2018

Tony and I loved Chris. She had a great sense of humor and always spoke her mind. She was such a strong lady. I know she will be missed by so many.