Evelyn Jo "Jo-Jo" Christina


Evelyn Jo "Jo-Jo" Christina

Evelyn Jo "Jo-Jo" Christina, 84, of Lufkin, was born March 20, 1924, in Chester, Texas, the daughter of the late Ethel (Roper) and Joe Feagin. She passed away on Friday, April 4, 2008, in Lufkin, Texas.

Ms. Christina had worked in a hospital admitting office and had also owned the Tot-Teen Shop in Lufkin and Natchez, Mississippi. She was also a homemaker and a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved animals and nature. She was active at the Senior Citizens Center, loved playing bridge and dominoes, and was an avid football fan. Family was very important to Ms. Christina, and she loved her children and grandchildren dearly. During her high school years, she played basketball for Chester High School. She was a member of Lufkin's First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons, Michael Christina of Tampa, Florida, and Joseph F. Christina of Lufkin; daughter, Carole Ann Ferrell of Natchez, Mississippi; grandchildren, Michael A. Christina II., Robin Finklea, Christina Louise Ferrell Daughtery, and Ty Ferrell III.; and great grandchildren, Max Finklea, Caroline Finklea, Mallory Ferrell, and Caleb Daughtery.

Preceding Mrs. Christina in death were her husbands, Anthony L. Christina and Joe Yates, and her parents, Joe and Ethel Feagin.

Pallbearers will be Michael A. Christina II., Sam Finklea, Max Finklea, and Ty Ferrell III.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Gipson Funeral Home or donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 212 Gene Samford Dr., Lufkin, Texas 75904.

Graveside services for Ms. Christina will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, April 7, 2008, in the Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville with Reverend Andrew Pittman officiating.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.

Gipson Funeral Home; Randall Scogin, director