Christina LaVina Lane
January 24, 1918  -  August 2, 2013

Christina LaVina Lane

First United Methodist ChurchPanhandle
600 Main
Panhandle, TX  79068
Monday, August 5, 2013
11:00 a.m.
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Christina LaVina Lane, 95, died August 2, 2013 in Amarillo. Celebration of Life services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Panhandle with Dr. Jerry Lane, Pastor of White Deer United Methodist Church and Rev. Buddy Payne, Pastor officiating. Burial is in Panhandle Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.

Mrs. Lane was born January 24, 1918 at the Santa Fe Train Depot in Umbarger, Texas to Offie Butchie and Carrie Mayo Hendrix. Christina graduated from Pampa High School and not long after graduation she married Howard Lane October 25, 1936 in Pampa at the Methodist Parsonage. They lived in Shattuck and Pampa until moving to Panhandle in 1939. Christina taught Sunday School with Mrs. Denny at 1st United Methodist Church, she loved crafts, china painting, crochet and Needle point. She was a member of the Altrurian club in Panhandle. She was known as a true lady.

She was preceded in death by her son Roy, her sister Yvonne Jones, her brother Theo Hendrix and nephew Stanley Hendrix.

Christina is survived by her husband of 76 years Howard, her son Dr. Jerry and wife Mary Lou of White Deer, her grandchildren Karrie Smith and husband Shawn of Panhandle, Jeffrey Lane and wife Amy of College Station, Kelly Lane of Panhandle, Tamara Lane of Lubbock, her greatgrandchildren Jerrod , Jacob and Addison, Chad and Jason. Great great grandchildren Ayden and Grantly, two nieces Patsy Gunnells and husband Ray of Robert Lee and Pam Vaughn and husband Dwayne of Lafayette, LA a sister in law Lucille Hendrix of Lafayette, LA and Georgia Lane Cook and husband Vernon of Miami and numerous nieces and nephews.

Casket bearers will be Shawn Smith, Jeffrey Lane, Kelly Lane, Chad Smith and Jason Smith.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Hospice of the Southwest at Childers Place for their love and tender care.


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  1. Dorthea Kaesler
    Panhandle, TX

    Praying for you all.

    Dorthea Kaesler

  2. Christle Brown
    Panhandle, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Christle, Kevin, Kris, KaCee and Kinsey

  3. Beverly Fields
    Borger, TX

    Jerry Mary Lou, I am sad to hear of your dear mothers passing, but as you said, what a celebration she must be having She is standing with Our Lord. She was so sweet and kind. She will be missed. Love to you both and your family.

    Beverly Fields

  4. Mary and Milton Walker
    Houston, TX

    Milton and I want to express our sympathy to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this really difficult time. May God bless and keep each one of you.

  5. Billie Huff Bruner
    Pampa, TX

    Howard, Jerry and Family, You are in my prayers and I love you each one, dearly.

  6. Rose Tuggle
    Pampa, TX

    My deepest sympathy to the family.

  7. Edith Stanley
    Borger, TX

    Howard and family My sincere condolences on your loss. I rejoice with you on Heavens gain. May God embrace with His love and peace during this time. In His love, Edith Stanley

  8. Franka Surles
    Fritch, TX

    My heart aches for you. Will never ever forget your mom and my mom and the pleasure they had in sharing stories of childhood as a Mayo. Hugs and love to your dad.

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