Christine Atkinson was born July 20, 1975, and died on February 7, 2020.
Joanne Christine Moody Atkinson surrendered to her 6-year battle with brain cancer on February 7, 2020 at the age of 44. She left this life in her home with her husband of 20 years, David and her faithful companion and service dog, China, with her. They were her greatest comfort and care givers for the last 6 years of her life. Her battle was long and hard-fought, surviving long past her original prognosis of eighteen to twenty-four months. Her will to live and her ability to overcome obstacles and setbacks were, quite simply, amazing.
Christine (Joanne) was an avid nature and animal lover, having worked for several years in Veterinary Clinics in Conroe and Galveston. She and David loved the outdoors and spending time together walking and hiking and exploring all that nature had to offer. Her passions included running, art, fashion and music. Even throughout her illness, Christine was a gentle and caring person to all she came in contact with. Her family was her greatest joy and she loved spending time with them whenever possible.
She leaves behind the love of her life, her husband, David Atkinson of Conroe, TX, a stepdaughter, Madison Atkinson of Shreveport, LA, and her parents, Doyle Edward and Sally Moody of Shreveport, LA. She also leaves her father-in-law, Ron Atkinson (with whom she shared an extraordinary kinship) and stepmother-in-law, Renee Atkinson of Montgomery, TX. She is survived by two brothers, Joe (Tonia) Moody of Shreveport, LA and Chris (Cheryl) Moody of Greenville, MI and her sister, Sherrie Moody of Grand Rapids, MI. Other family members include her mother-in-law, Cindy O’Pry of Shreveport, LA, several brothers and sisters-in-law – Lyne (Ralph) Atkinson Santhin of Spring, TX, Michael (Melissa) Atkinson of Edina, MN, Chris Atkinson and Omar Vilchez-Vaca of Austin, TX and Kristin (Josh) Adams of Denver, CO along with many nieces, nephews and 2 great-nephews.
Her death leaves us each with a heartache that will be hard to heal but her love has left us with memories that will always be with us.
A Celebration of Life will be held on February 15 at two p.m. at Metcalf Funeral Directors, 1801 E White Oak Terrace, Conroe.