Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

705 Davie Ave, Statesville, NC


Marjorie Gwaltney Christy

August 7, 1929March 24, 2020

Marjorie Pauline Gwaltney Christy, 90, of Statesville, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Maple Leaf Healthcare.

Born in Alexander County on August 7, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Jay P. Gwaltney and Edith Gertrude McLain Gwaltney.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Junius Fleming Christy, who passed away on June 6, 1988. They shared 33 years of marriage together.

Marjorie retired from Celanese after many years of service. She later worked in the cafeteria at Third Creek Elementary School. She was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Denise Newman (Jeff), Diane Mahala (Thomas), Mark Christy (Trish), Dale Christy (Bonnie) and Karen Dulin (Gene); ten grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She is further survived by her two step-children, Tony Christy and Judy Pope (Frank); two brothers, Jerry Gwaltney (Margaret) and Gene Gwaltney.

There will be no formal visitation, however, Marjorie will lie in state at Morning Star Baptist Church Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 11 AM – 5 PM and 6 PM - 8 PM and also Friday, March 27, 2020 from 9 AM – 12 PM.

The family will hold a private service with burial at Iredell Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter 4600 Park Rd #250, Charlotte, NC 28209. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Christy family.


  • The Alzheimer's Association - Western Carolina Chapter



  • Private Service Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Burial Friday, March 27, 2020


  • Lie In State


Marjorie Gwaltney Christy

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Wanda Sherrill

March 27, 2020

To Denise and Dale: I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I know she will be greatly missed. Praying for you and your family that God will give you grace and peace.

Linda Bresett

March 26, 2020

I remember her when I was a little girl. She would come with my Aunt Dot and Uncle Bob Gwaltney to our house to visit. She was a pretty girl who was always jolly and laughing. Love and prayers to her family especially my cousins Marlene and Darlene.

Janet Gwaltney Fox

March 25, 2020

I will ALWAYS remember that smile on my aunt’s face. She could smile and be the light of any room and she always, always made me smile in return. My thoughts and prayers are with all her children and grandchildren and family and friends. God bless and keep you always.

Barry Luffman

March 25, 2020

To the family of Marjorie you have lost a wonderful saint of which I can remember fondly of her smiling face and years of dedication to the Lord. Her final years may not have been what she wanted but nevertheless you will still miss her. You can take comfort that in Heaven she is having a wonderful time. You could never not think of her without a smile on your face, and I am sure that will continue. These are the times that we realize Christ made it worthwhile for us to continue on. May God continue to watch over the family and remind us we need to continue on to see her again some special day.