On Christmas Day, 1912, a beautiful baby girl was born to Lillian Vice Lennep and Victor Immanuel Lennep in Escatawpa, Miss.
On Sept. 2, 2012, Christine Lennep Theisen Clark went to be fully in the presence of her Heavenly Father.
Mrs. Clark was the last surviving member of her generation, which included six siblings. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband George Clark; sisters Bertice L. Forsman, Ozie L. Poitevin and Mary Alice L. Edwards; brothers Douglas Lennep, Robert Lennep and Murray Lennep. She is also predeceased by nieces Btty Jo Harris and Carol Lennep Wilson; nephews Marcel Poitevin and Frank Forsman.
Mrs. Clark is survived by her son James Donald (Samsook) Theisen; grandchildren Donald Theisen, Debbie (Kent) Newman, Audrey Darlene Lee and Darryl (Jackie) Theisen and their mother Clarice Milberger; great-grandchildren Beth Newman, James Lee, Nicholas Theisen and Jennifer Theisen; grandniece "Little" Vicki Curry Magee. Also surviving are other nieces, nephews, other relatives and her cat Twinkle.
Christine's life was dedicated to God, her family and her church. She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church of Pascagoula, Miss., where she provided child care in the church's nursery and attended her Sunday School class. She was a career woman and a homemaker. For years, she was an AVON representative and also proudly served in the foodservice industry, and as a bell ringer for Salvation Army. Christine's cooking delighted family and friends. She is especially known for her cookies and cakes. Her family eagerly awaited her special Easter baskets. She delighted all with her sense of humor and wit. She is greatly loved and will be missed so much.
"She has been through the fire. She has been through the flood. She has been through the storm. Praise the Lord, she's been through the Blood."
A service to celebrate her life and Christian burial was conducted Sept. 6, in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Pascagoula. Reverends Jim Fisher, Sherry Judy, and Earl Greenough officiated.
Entombment is in Machpelah Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers gifts to the E.V. Curry Scholarship Fund at First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 371, 2710 Pascagoula St., Pascagoula, MS 39568, (228) 762-5222.
Holder-Wells Funeral Home of Moss Point is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be shared at www.holderwellsfuneralhome.com.
Submitted by Holder-Wells Funeral Home.