Our beloved mother, Christine Blackshear, quietly and peacefully departed this life on Monday, April 23, 2018.
On Oct. 24, 1935 Mr. and Mrs. John Henry and Nina Weaver were blessed with the birth of a delightful baby girl whom they named Christine. Born in Newton County, Georgia, she was the baby sister of seven sisters and one brother who preceded her in death.
On Dec. 30, 1956, Christine married her beloved husband, Johnny Blackshear. This loving couple was blessed with two amazing daughters. A very hard worker, Christine was employed at the Bank of Covington and Cohen’s Department Store, where she was the first black employee until she transferred to Trust Company Bank in Atlanta. Many years later Christine came back to Covington to operate her family business, “Covington Kiddie Corner”, where she inherited the nickname, “Grandma.”
Christine was once a faithful and devoted member of Richards Chapel United Methodist Church for several years. She later moved her membership to Springfield Baptist Church; she was a dedicated mother and member of the Pastor’s Aid, Food Pantry and Baptist Ministry.
Christine leaves behind, her husband, Mr. Johnny Blackshear; two daughters, Delissa (Malcom) Dardy and Janice (David) Johnson; one son, Gaberial Jefferson; six grandchildren, Kristy Granger, Johnathan Blackshear, Missy Blackshear, Kale Blackshear, Nina Blackshear and Kaylin Johnson; two great-grandchildren, Kennedy Trost and Jordin Blackshear; and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and dear friends.
The services began at 11 a.m. Friday, April 27 at Springfield Baptist Church, located at 1877 Iris Drive SE, in Conyers. Young-Levett Funeral Home, located at 3106 West St. in Covington is in charge of the services