Chris Thigpen

Born: Fri., Dec. 23, 1927
Died: Wed., Dec. 9, 2009


6:00 PM Thu., Dec. 10, 2009
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

Fri., Dec. 11, 2009

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Mrs. Christina Howie Harris “Chris” Thigpen, age 81 of Mt. Vernon, died Wednesday, December 09, 2009 in the Community Hospice House in Vidalia after an extended illness. She was a native of Glasgow, Scotland, U.K., and lived and worked in London, England. In 1951 she met her husband Max while he was stationed in the Air Force, and they married in 1953 in Windsor, England. After their marriage they lived in Macon for three years and have resided in Mt. Vernon since 1957. She was the owner and operator of Chris’ Flower Shop in Mt. Vernon for twenty-one years, and was a member of the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Thigpen is survived by her husband of fifty-six years, Max Thigpen of Mt. Vernon; two sons, LaFaye Thigpen (Bee) of Byron, and Kevin Thigpen (Laura) of Bishop; one brother, Jack Harris of Cambridge, England, seven grandchildren, Katie, Laura, Kimsey (Josh) Golden, Max, Jean-Paul LaFleur (Samantha), Caroline LaFleur and Kim L. Strickland (Eric), five great-grandchildren, Zachary and Lucus LaFleur, and Jackson, Anna, and Charlotte Strickland, numerous nieces, nephews, and three special longtime friends, Lila Gibbs, Betty Massey, and Maureen  Reynolds.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 11th at 3:00 pm in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with Reverend David Haygood, Reverend Bobby Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6:00 until 9:00. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, P. O. Box 2277, Vidalia, Ga. 30475.

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Bill and Sherri Stephens
   Posted Wed December 09, 2009
Max, Sherri and I are sadden to hear about Chris passing away. I always admired her true Scottish accent. Hope you and your family find some peace knowing Chris is not suffering anymore. Our prayers are with you an your family in this time of grief.

Richard C. & Loleita Thigpen
   Posted Wed December 09, 2009
Sorry for the loss. Max, you are in our prayers.

Vernon Olin & Joyce F. Darley, Morrow, GA 30260
   Posted Wed December 09, 2009
May our Lord bless and comfort you during these hours of sadness in the loss of your loved one.

Joyce and Olin Darley

valerie mosely dennard
   Posted Wed December 09, 2009
God Bless you Chris you were my British sister,may you rest in peace

J.Pauline T. Looper
   Posted Thu December 10, 2009
May God be with you and the family. Think of all the good memories thru the years. Chris was a special woman and now she is at rest.

Steven & Theresa Golden
   Posted Thu December 10, 2009
Kevin & Laura, our precious Kimsey & family, Letting go is sad, but knowing they are in a better, happier place gives contentment to the heart. May God bless you with His peace, comfort and precious memories during this time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
With Love,
The Golden Family