Mary "Christine" Blevins

June 9, 1925 ~ April 2, 2019

Born in: Jonesborough, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Mary “Christine” Blevins, lovingly known as “Teenie,” died on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the age of 93, at her residence in Johnson City, Tennessee.

A native of Jonesborough, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Mary Sammons Blevins.

She was a member of the Locust Street Church of Christ for over 80 years. She taught Sunday School for many years and she is fondly remembered by many of her students.

Christine was a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Alpha Pi chapter, for over 60 years. Her membership in ESA gave her many “sisters” whose friendships resulted in many activities and trips to conventions.

After graduating from Jonesborough High School, she attended Johnson City Business College for a year and then began what would be her career for over 60 years. She started her career with the Skipworth family in the moving business, then worked for office furniture stores for over 40 years, and lastly, she was a store manager for Budget Office Furniture until her retirement in 2003. The time she spent working in the public afforded her friendships and relationships with many people which she cherished.

Christine’s greatest accomplishment was being the “dad” to her sister’s children when their father passed away at an early age. She loved these children as her own and moved her personal happiness to the background. Donald, Douglas, David, and Diann loved her in return as their “Dad” and later, their second mother. Their children and grandchildren loved her as “Teenie.”

She and her close friend, Stanley, enjoyed a friendship over 50 years, which included UT football games, traveling, movies, and eating out.

In addition to her parents, Christine is preceded in death by: her brother, Harry Blevins; sisters, Bernice Broyles and Carolyn Blevins; nephew, Donald Broyles; great-nieces, Tammie Ruston and Cindy Grubbs; great-great-nephews, Odell Presley and Andrew Wilmot; and her special friend of many years, Stanley Yokum.

Christine is survived by: her nephews, Douglas (Joyce) Broyles, David (Patricia) Broyles, and Russell (Meg) Blevins; nieces, Mary Grubbs, Diann Broyles, and Barbara Broyles; great-nephews, Darryl Broyles and Austin Blevins; great-nieces, Sandi Gary, Jennifer Tester, Scottye Broyles, Brooke Hardy, Sloane Presley, Amanda Blevins, and Alice Blevins; great-great-nephews, Hunter, Eli, Hogan, Kendric, Graylon, John, Shane, and Lane; and great-great-nieces, Payton, MaryGrace, Stella Grace, and Lauren.

A service for Christine will be at 2:30 pm on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Morris-Baker Funeral Home in the Oak Chapel, officiated by Dr. Barry Blackburn. A private family burial will take place at Monte Vista Memorial Park at a later date. Pallbearers will be great and great-great nieces and nephews and Daniel Remine. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse (www.samaritanspurse.org/donate) or Appalachia Service Project (4523 Bristol Hwy, Johnson City, TN 37601).

Services

Celebration of Life: April 6, 2019 2:30 pm

Morris-Baker Oak Chapel
2001 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601

423-282-1521
https://www.morrisbaker.com/

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Charities

The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Mary "Christine" Blevins's name.

Appalachia Service Project

4523 Bristol Hwy
Johnson City, TN
(423) 854-8800
https://www.asphome.org/give/

Samaritan's Purse

PO Box 3000
Boone, NC
(828)262-1980
https://www.samaritanspurse.org/give

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  1. Merri Robin Hager Potter says:

    I cannot begin to put into words my feelings for this precious woman and her family. Christine visited my mother daily in the last days of her life and was with her when she died. It was her talent to care for others. Our world is a better place because Christine passed through it. I will remember always her beauty inside and out and that precious laugh. My love goes out to all those who loved her, especially, Diann who lived, cared for, laughed, and loved Christine in the good and the bad times. She learned her care giving from Christine who was a master. I love you, Diann, David, Doug, and Broyles/Blevins family.

  2. Linda Skipworth Hurt says:

    Christine was like one of our family members for many years. We loved her very much. Our sincere condolences to the family. Linda

  3. Katherine Lewis says:

    This picture is so Chris with her genuine smile! What a fun & energetic woman she was. I have so many fond memories of her & count my blessings that we crossed path through ESA. My thoughts are with Diane & family.

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