Born in Silsbee, Texas on Aug. 18, 1928, Christine Louise Moss enjoyed 87 years of life. She went to be with her Lord Jan. 1, in the comfort of her own home. She was the seventh child born to James Eli Neuman and Beulah Cooper Neuman. Christine was a faithful servant of the Lord, attending First Church of Orange since 1998. Her relationship with God was her first priority. When one loves God like she did, the joy of life falls into place.
She loved nature, sandy beaches, gardening, poetry, song-writing and singing, fishing, animals, family gatherings and eating out. Her beloved chihuahua, Precious, was her soul-mate for five and a half years and brought her so much joy and comfort. Christine taught Sunday school and children’s church for 49 years beginning at the age of 21 until she turned 70. It was during that time that God gave her many songs to write and sing. She also worked for many years as a caregiver.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 20 years, Ernest Moss; parents; brother, Leo Neuman; sisters, Ruth Griffith, Lucille Egloff, Gladys Lester, Beatrice West and Hazel Neuman and step-children, Doyle Moss and Velma Coston.
She is survived by her two nieces and nephew, Peggy Clifford, Wayne Taylor and Shirley Perkins; great niece, Gina Boulware; step-daughters, Jean Ward, Melba Bodnar, Virgie Tarpley and JoAnn Campbell and other precious family members. She recently became a great-great-great aunt by the birth of Braden Henry.
Serving as pallbearers will be Gina Boulware, Paul McCormic, Bobby McCormic, Troy Taylor, Samuel Johnson, Curtis Thibodeaux, Wayne Taylor and Brittany Fredregill. Honorary pallbearer will be Joe Bickham.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Church of Orange, Young at Heart, 3406 Edgar Brown Dr., Orange, Texas, 77630.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Compassion Hospice and the Texas Home Health providers for their outstanding care. Also, to Pastor Wheeler and the members of First Church of Orange.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, Jan. 5, with visitation beginning at noon, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn in West Orange.