Christine Michelle Anderson (Douglas) age 62 of Hendersonville, NC passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Christine battled Cervical and Uterine Cancer.
Christine was born in Oceanside, Ca to her Mother Beverly J. Heffron (Barker) and Adelard Douglas. Christine grew up in Springfield, Ma. She was the only girl with 5 brothers. Christine graduated from Roger L Putnam High School in Springfield, Ma. She once applied to work for Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus because she was fascinated with the circus. She worked as a Candy Striper (Hospital volunteer) when she was younger.
Christine married Jeffrey B Anderson Sr in 1977 and they have 3 children together. Christine and Jeff moved to Palm Coast, Florida in 1986 to raise their children. Christine worked at Dennys in Palm Coast as a waitress and met long time friend Sue Gorski. She then worked at Cracker Barrel, Palm Coast where she trained longtime family friend Audrey Maynard and also met long time friend Cathy Chalkley (Barnes). She went on to become Training Manager for Cracker Barrel and trained employees in Palm Coast, Fl and Myrtle Beach, SC. Christine returned to her health care roots when her husband had a massive stroke, she was by his side and took care of him along with their children. Christine returned to the health care field working for group homes and home health. She enjoyed helping others and making a difference in peoples lives. Christine also took care of her mother and best friend, Beverly, when she was diagnosed with lung cancer and was by her side every step of the way until she passed away. Christine loved life, she loved her family including her furbabies more than anything and loved to laugh. Everyone that had the pleasure of knowing Christine knew her door was always open, her phone would always be answered, the coffee would always be ready and the table set for great conversation, advice, laughs or tears.
Christine is preceded in death by her father, Adelard Douglas, her mother Beverly J Heffron (Barker), her furbabies, Pooch, Quest, Lilly and Callie. Christine leaves behind her husband Jeffrey B Anderson Sr, Orlando, Fl; Daughter Heather J Anderson (Frank R Sorrentino) Hendersonville, NC; Daughter, Nichol S Anderson (Don Raghunanan) Orlando, Fl; Son Jeffrey B Anderson Jr (Kristin Wertman) Palm Coast, Fl; her 15 grandchildren, Xavies Rodriguez, Alexis Rodriguez, Ricky Campbell, Christian Anderson, Armando Rodriguez (Chi Chi), Anjelica Joya (Jelly), Nicholas Rodriguez (Magic Nick), MacKenzie Sorrentino (Kenzie), Aries Anderson, Isabelle Anderson (Izzy), Sebastian Sorrentino, Milanna Stieranka (Na Na), Dahlia Raghunanan (Lia), Skye Bender and Lorenzo Sorrentino (Enzo). Her fur baby Romeo. Her brothers, Skip Douglas, Newport, TN; David Douglas (Susan) Warren, Ma; Stephen Douglas, Ludlow, Ma; Gregory Douglas (Donna) East Longmeadow, Ma; John Douglas, Ludlow, Ma. Uncle Larry Barker, Westfield, Ma, Cousins Nancy O’Neill, Laurie Newman, Larry Barker Jr, several nieces and nephews, special friends that became family, Michael and Dilar Partynski, Judy Venne, Audrey Maynard, Sue Gorski, Cathy Chalkley and Jennifer Estrella Santiago.
Christine did not wish to have a service or memorial following cremation however she does wish all her loved ones to continue to love each other, love life and continue to make memories to cherish each and every day.