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Christine Tuten

Christine Wells Tuten

Saturday, October 16th, 1920 - Friday, July 24th, 2020
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Obituary

In Loving Memory of Christine Wells Tuten who died on July 24, 2020 at the age of 99. She was born in Lunenburg County Virginia to Margie Tucker Barber and Atlas Barber. She is preceded in death by her siblings Albert Barber, Allen Barber, Floyd Barber, Louise Barber Elliott, Gilbert Barber, Linwood (Red) Barber; husbands Charlie Wells and Charles Tuten and daughter Dean Steele Toombs.

Christine was both a floor manager at Burlington Mills and a farmer’s wife tending the family farm. She later became a beautician and businesswomen operating two shops, one in her home and the other in Boydton,Virginia in the building she purchased and renovated, also leasing office space to local professionals. She was the family’s matriarch and the mast to which they clung when navigating stormy waters. Christine is survived by five grandchildren: Deborah Steele of Hampton, VA; Randy Steele of Alberta, VA; Cheryl Steele of Charlotte, NC; Michael Steele of Belle Mead, NJ and Angela Steele of Charlotte, NC; ten great grandchildren: Brandon Steele, Tyler Steele, Emily Steele, Joshua Steele,Michael Steele, Amber Martin, Shauna Heath, Zach Steele, Madelyn Steele, Samantha Steele and nine great- great grandchildren. Christine was a tireless worker reluctantly retiring at the age of 92, a loyal friend, excellent baker, active in her community and church, an avid card player and loved to travel. She was deeply spiritual always giving the Lord credit for her strength and blessings.

Funeral services will be held at 1pm, Friday July 31 at Farrar Funeral Home with interment to follow in the Wells Family Cemetery in Union Level.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Alzheimer’s Association or your local SPCA, Food Bank, educational fund, or church. Online condolences may be shared at www.farrarfuneralhome.net. Farrar Funeral Home is serving the Tuten family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Farrar Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1260 N.Mecklenburg Ave
    SOUTH HILL, VA 23970
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Farrar Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1260 N.Mecklenburg Ave
    SOUTH HILL, VA 23970
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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KG

Karen Garnett

Posted at 01:50pm
Many fond memories of Christine who so warmly welcomed me to the Boydton community more than 40 years ago. My deepest sympathies to her family.
LW

Lewis Wells

Posted at 12:51pm
Aunt Christine was such a beautiful and loving person. Linda and I extend our sincere sympathy to entire family she left behind.
She showed her love for you all and you in turn blessed her with your love and care. Loving thoughts are with you through this time of sorrow and the days to come. I will always be so grateful to Christine as during the time that my mother died when I was only 6 months old she and with our "Granny" Wells helped my Dad to raise me from an infant to the time I was 5 years old. In memory and honor to a life well lived.

Lewis Wells & Family
LM

Leslie Mims

Posted at 03:54pm
Mike and Family - The stories share an amazing tribute to the live your Grandmother lived and love she shared. I am sorry for your loss but the memories and love she leaves behind is a treasure. My thoughts and prayers for peace will be with you during this time. God bless and keep you all. Love and hugs - Leslie Land-Mims and Family.
BM

Beverly Thompson Manter

Posted at 07:37pm
My deepest sympathy to her family as they each walk this path in life called grief. Just remember the Great Comforter is with you as you walk this path. Heaven has gained another angel who will add a beautiful voice to the heavenly choir. Christine was a beautiful person from deep within and it overflowed outside so all could see her dedication to any task she took a part in. She was a part of my life for many years and was a wonderful influence through her everyday living. She truly walked with God each day of her life and she did for others before doing for herself. Rest in peace they good and faithful servant.
BH

Barbara Hudson

Posted at 05:42pm
God definitely gained another angel when he called Christine home. She was a really special lady.
May God be with each member of her family in the months ahead without her. Lots of love from my home
to yours. Barbara Hudson
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