The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Monday, March 30, 2015 at the Greater Springfield Missionary Baptist Church, 1195 Heflund Avenue, Warner Robins, Georgia. Reverend Daniel Jackson, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church Cemetery, GA Highway 26 West, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Christine was born December 12, 1950 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia to the late Alvin Mallard, Sr. and Carrie Ann Mahone Mallard. She was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Mason, Jr., and one sister, Geneva Shealy Mitchell. She was educated in the Macon County public school system of historic Oglethorpe Grammar School and D. F. Douglass High School.
After high school Christine moved her family to Warner Robins, Georgia, where she found employment with Peach Belt Nursing Center. She retired after thirty-eight years of dedicated services.
Christine had a new awakening in Christ Jesus, her beloved Savior, and joined that band of Christian believers at Greater Springfield Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend Daniel Jackson. Christine was dedicated to her church and pastor. She served as leader of the Sun Shine Crusaders Youth Group. Chris was also a member of the Greater Springfield Senior Choir.
Survivors are a beloved husband, Earl Fondren, Warner Robins, Georgia; her children, Trina Mason, Warner Robins, GA, JoAnne Mason, Warner Robins, Georgia, Alvin J. Mallard, Thomas J. Mallard (Beth), Fort Valley, Georgia; step-children, Veronica Fondren, Alvin Fondren, Eric Fondren, Stephanie Edwards, and Daryl Fondren; grandchildren, Jamil B. Lane, Jamal B. Lane, Jayden M. Mason; six great grandchildren; four siblings, Vernestine Johnson (Butch), Ernestine Harris (Curtis), all of New York, New York, Keisha Raines, Oglethorpe, Georgia, and Alvin Mallard, Jr. (Rhonda), Orlando, Florida, Sonya Robertson, Montezuma, Georgia, Jerry Mallard, Ellaville, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends, including her special friends, Essie, Carrie, Betty, Kenny, Sonya, Sonny, Wendy, Katie, Sis. Ellis, Jeannette, Gracie, Ke-ke, Lashonda, and Rosa.