On the afternoon of, January 21, 2021 The Lord in His infinite wisdom called our mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Mrs. Christine “Tunky” Taylor Thurmond from Labor to reward. We thank God for the life that she lived, and the time she shared with us. She passed down her faith to us, and it is this faith that strengthens and encourages us now. Our lives have been enriched because of her love and presence. God blessed her with 74 years of life, and she lived it to the Glory of God, to the benefit of her family and as a friend to countless numbers of people. There's nothing like a Mother's love.
Christine was born in Aiken county on January 4, 1947, the eldest child of the late Resedell “Res” Taylor and Annie Mae Taylor. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and one brother, Billy Schofield.
She was a lifelong member of the Antioch Baptist Church where she served faithfully on the senior choir.
She was a 1965 graduate of AL Corbett High School. Later in 1965, she was united in holy matrimony to the late David Thurmond, Sr. for over thirty- one years until his demise. This union was blessed with six children, David, . Christine held various jobs over the years until her retirement in 2009.
She was a gentle giant who had a passion for many things. She was an impeccable cook. Some of her favorite dishes consisted of her famous sweet potato pie, potato salad, and macaroni and cheese to name a few. She was also a woman who was always elaborately attired. You could definitely count on her to also accent her outfits with a beautiful hat. She always dressed to impress. Christine also loved to travel. She would look forward to the many trips that she ventured on. Above all things that Christine was noted far, her love for her family exceeded them all. She was a devout family woman.
Christine loved the legendary great gospel singer, Lee Williams. She sincerely enjoyed his music and listened to him often.
Her legacy will live on forever in the hearts and lives of her six loving children, David (Angela) Thurmond, Jr., Anthony (Latosha) Thurmond, both of Detroit, Michigan; Christabell Thurmond of Salley, South Carolina and Nancy Thurmond of Wagener, South Carolina; John Thurmond and Tyrone Thurmond of Detroit, Michigan; twenty- four grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; siblings, Ida (Levi) Kitchings, Barbara (Minister Jerry Lewis) Yon, Margaret (Woodrow) Jackson, Mary Ann Taylor, and Maxcine Schofield all of Salley, South Carolina; Bobby (Alice) Schofield of Columbia, South Carolina and Carl Taylor of Ypsilanti, Michigan; two uncles, William Salem of Orangeburg, South Carolina and Nelson (Rose) Schofield of North, South Carolina; one aunt, Magnolia S. Tyler of Aiken, South Carolina; one brother in law, Lester Thurmond of Philadelphia; two sisters in law, Gracie Scott of Salley, South Carolina and Lucille Thurmond of Gaston, South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and church members.
Sleep on take your rest our dear mother, we certainly loved you but God loves you best!
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