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Christine Brown, 62, of Hot Springs Village, a devoted Christian and loving wife and mother, went to her eternal home in heaven on Friday, March 21, 2014, in Hot Springs.
Chris was born in Panama City, Fla., to Leslie and Mary McCullough on Oct. 3, 1951.
She was raised with her sister, Gearldine, and her brother, Jim. She graduated from Vernon High School in 1970 and was beloved by her classmates in Vernon, Fla.
She joined the Air Force and proudly served her country before marrying her true love, Harry Glenn Brown, on May 7, 1976, in Fairbanks, Alaska. The loving couple had two blonde baby girls, Brandi and Brooke.
Chris graduated from the University of West Florida. Her true passion was teaching sixth grade and middle school science, which she did for 32 years. She was honored with the â€śTeacher of the Yearâ€ť award at every school district she taught in including: Armorel, Glen Rose, Gosnell, Blytheville and Jessieville. She was also honored with multiple volunteer awards.
In addition to teaching, she gave many hours of her time to sponsor clubs and organizations including; youth bowling, cheerleading, National Honor Society, booster club and any other activity she was asked to help with.
Her passion for education was surpassed only by her passion for Christ. Chris proudly sang in the choir, served as choir director, chaperoned youth group trips and faithfully attended church. She was currently a member of Jessieville Baptist Church but visited many churches in the area to share her testimony of Godâ€™s healing through her battle with cancer.
She leaves behind her adoring husband, Glenn; a daughter, Brandi Davis and husband Phil; a son, Zach; a daughter, Brooke Brown and her fiancĂ©, Chad Chapman; and an amazing extended family who canâ€™t wait to see her in heaven.
Visitation will be at Gross Funeral Home in Hot Springs on Sunday, March 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. A memorial service will take place at a 5 p.m. on Monday, March 24, at Jessieville Baptist Church with Brother Derrick Comb officiating.
Chris will be laid to rest with military honors at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla., at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26.
Online guestbook: www.grossfuneralhome.com.