MT JULIET, Tenn. (BNC) — Christine Edith Garton of the Mt Juliet congregation was honored in an obituary published today on their website, written by gospel preacher David Shannon.

At reunions she could fill the table with delicious delights. Christine had a sweet personality. It was as if she never met a stranger and seemed to always be smiling. She was a busy person who touched so many lives. One reason why she touched so many lives was because she learned the art of listening. Her brother described her as a “one of a kind.” One of the great compliments was when he described her by saying, “She helped all of us through the years.” No doubt the reason she could touch so many lives is because she imitated the Lord. When Peter preached the first Gospel sermon to the Gentiles he described Jesus as one “who went about doing good” (Acts 10:38). Christine went about doing good.

Christine and Paul had been married 69 years. They had five children, 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren, David wrote.

David noted that she had learned the art of listening. In this, as in many of her virtues, he said, she imitated the Lord.

The passing of a saint is a wonderful time to honor a life spent in following the example of Christ.

“The greatest compliment and the root of our hope lie in the fact that Christine loved her Lord,” David wrote.

Read the whole obituary at this link.

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