Christine Adell Ellison Reeder, 68 passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. She was born on December 13, 1950 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to the late Thomas and Imogene (Overbey) Ellison.
Christine was a graduate of Lamar High School in 1968. She worked at the School coaching many sports including cheerleading. Christine spent many years in Johnson County and made multiple lifelong friends there. She loved her children and enjoyed spending time with her huge family. Christine also loved Angels and had quite a collection. She enjoyed working in her yard and tending to her beautiful flowers at her home in Perry, Arkansas.
Christine is survived by her daughter Kerri Tomczak (Denny) and son Randall Shatwell; grandchildren Morgan Ross (Michael), Hannah Tomczak, Logan Tomczak, Shane Tomzak (Julie) and Faith Webb; great-grandchildren, Jaxon Treece and Adam Guynes; brothers Dwain Ellison (Joanne), David Ellison (Joanne), Gerald Ellison (Barbara), Danny Ellison and Mike Ellison (Kim); sisters Carolyn Tippit (Jimmy), Beverly Ellison Kogut, Charlotte Jensen (Scott), Lucy Ellison; special friend John Swatzel and a host of numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends. She is also preceded in death by her brother Thomas “Doug” Ellison.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 11am at Cabin Creek Baptist Church in Lamar, Arkansas with burial to follow at Lamar, Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 prior to the funeral. Pallbearers will be Darrin Ellison, Brandon Kogut, Steve Ellison, Mike Ellison, Danny Ellison, Logan Tomczak and Michael Guynes. Honorary- Pallbearers are Shane Tomczak, Denny Tomczak, Dwain Ellison, Gerald Ellison, David Ellison, James Overbey, James “Jamesy” Overbey ll, David Ellison Jr., Ryan Ellison and Gary Ellison.
Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.
Link to Christine’s Memorial Video: