Christie L. Mashburn passed from this life on July 2, 2017. She was born on December 8, 1959 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Mains Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.
I was saddened to hear of Christie’s passing after I got home from vacation. She was a wonderful daughter to her mom Helen. I spent many years as a friend of Helen and Christie was always there for her. RIP Christie and Helen, together again.
I have know Christie all of my life. Her parents and mine were friends before we were born. She was the closet thing to a sister I had for many years. Over the past few years we had lost touch, except for birthday and holiday calls. It was one of those relationships that went up and down over the years. When ever we did see each other it was as if no time had passed since the last time. When we together we were very close. When we were apart, life got in the way and we would not talk to each other for long periods. It didn’t matter, we always had each other. Christie was a beautiful person. I had no idea how she was feeling or what kind of health she was in for the last year or two. She did’t tell us. I will miss her very much.
Christie was quiet, kept to herself, and socialized little as years went by. Mostly helping her mother and a long term diabetic who seldom complained about the many problems and pains that go with it. She easily passed quietly without much affair as her mother has passed prior, and her father many years before. She was an artist, and at a time was employed in that practice as well. She was also a graphic artist as well and at one time was the only one who could fix the machines. I am saddened she has passed with little notice, I am sure she is with her father, a stained glass artist who did many of the churches in Arkansas, and a WW2 veteran and Normandy, Battle of the bulge veteran, and her mother, a bank employee and shrewd business woman.
Christie herself was very private and hard to know, but was kind and spoke well of the few friends she had. She will be missed as all the fine people of that generation simply cannot be replaced.