Christine S. Waters

Published 5:51 pm Friday, February 10, 2017


Mrs. Christine Snyder Waters Stokesberry, age 89, a resident of Pinetown, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Autumnfield Nursing and Rehabilitation.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and will be officiated by Tony Parrish and Raymond Lagcher. Pallbearers will include the deacons from the Free Union Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.

Christine was born on Nov. 22, 1927, to the late Arthur Harrison Snyder and Sarah Elizabeth Herline Ellis. She attended Pantego High School. Christine was a homemaker and assisted her first husband in Billy’s Gulf and T.V. Service. Christine sang with New Day Spirituals of Free Union Church; she also sang in the Jean & Christine Duet which was heard on the radio on WRRF Washington in the 1940s. She was a member of Free Union Free Will Baptist Church.

On April 25, 1947, she married her first husband, William Taylor Waters, Jr., who preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1994. She married again to Lonnie James Stokesberry on May 3, 2005. Christine was a survivor of the TB epidemic of the 1940s.

Survivors include her husband, Lonnie James Stokesberry, a son Michael L. Waters and his companion Cyndi A. Hall of Pinetown, four stepchildren, Sandra Kay Stokesberry Brown of Washington, Patsy Ann Stokesberry Oliver of Pinetown, Danny James Stokesberry of Antler, Oklahoma, Shirley Dean Stokesberry Spencer of Belhaven, and one granddaughter, Katie Lauren Waters of Boone.

She is preceded in death by two sisters, Grace S. Davis and Johanna S. Bryant.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to Free Union Free Will Baptist Church, 4961 Free Union Church Road, Pinetown, NC 27865.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Waters-Stokesberry family.