1926 Christine 2022

Christine Watterson Crowe

March 21, 1926 — June 22, 2022

Chase City, Virginia

 

Christine Watterson Crowe, age 96, of Chase City, Virginia passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022. She was born March 21, 1926 in Chase City, Virginia and was the daughter of the late George Shual Watterson and the late Ennis James Carter Watterson.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Dodd Crowe and her siblings, Willie Bell Martin, Evelyn Stagg, George Douglas Watterson, Doris Newman Whitten, Bonita Gupton, Wendell Ray Watterson, and Dr. Bruce Watterson. 

Christine is survived by her children, Michael Crowe (Lung Lung) of Alexandria, Diana C. Pierce (George Pennell) of Chase City and Julie Crowe of South Boston; grandchildren, Mary Pierce Fahringer, Ginny Pierce (Kameron Walker), Anna Pierce, Kathryn Pierce (Adam Cole) and Emily Crowe (Brian Gray); great-grandchildren, Leah Fahringer and Sophie Fahringer; sister-in-law, Mary Ben Watterson; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Christine was a graduate of Chase City High School (1942) and graduated from Johnston-Willis School of Nursing (1946). As a Registered Nurse, she worked in medical settings and as an industrial nurse. After nursing school, she worked in Richmond as a private duty nurse for the terminally ill. In the late 1940s, she worked for Dr. Braxton in Chase City, and then as an industrial nurse at the John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir when it was under construction. Later she worked in turn for Dr. Childrey and Standard Garments in Chase City, then Community Memorial Hospital for sixteen years, and Hampco Apparel in Chase City as plant nurse while assisting in several management functions for sixteen years until retirement in 1989.

Christine was a very productive and talented knitter, capable of the most complex creations which she completed with seeming ease.  She was also gifted in crocheting and sewing clothing for the family. She was a font of information about family history and dates which she dutifully recorded in several scrapbooks and photo albums. Even the most distant relatives knew they could count on her to fill in the blanks concerning family history because her excellent memory remained intact to the end of life. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 26, 2022 at First Baptist Church, 206 E 2nd Street, Chase City, VA 23924. Reverend Gene Burris will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery in Chase City. Following the graveside service, the family will receive family and friends at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in Christine’s memory to First Baptist Church. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.newcomballgoodfh.com. Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home in Chase City will be handling the arrangements. 

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