Christine M. Church

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STANTON - Christine M. Church, 89 of Stanton, died on Jan. 1, 2018, in Odessa. The family will receive friends on Jan. 4, from 6-8 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland. Funeral services will be Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel in Midland. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland. She was born on Oct. 21, 1928, to Ethel Nora and Fred E. Alexander in O’Donnell. She graduated from Stanton High School in 1947. She married her beloved Douglas Texas Church on July 20, 1947. She was a homemaker, serving her family and her church as wife of a pastor and farmer, mother of three and nursemaid to many family members. She and Doug ministered to many youth at Camp Ziyoca youth camps and hosted exchange students, Alberto Rueda and Thea Verhoef in their home. Christine, known as Mama Chris, famous for her signature Brownies made with her home grown pecans, loved family, cooking and music. She is survived by sons, Stephen Douglas Church and Scott David Church and wife, Stazie of Stanton; daughter, Stacy Michelle (Shelly) Baird and husband, Wes of Odessa; grandchildren, Jennifer Greer and husband, Greg, Jeremy Church and wife Kourtney, Michael, Skyler and Kirsten Church, Aubrea Marquez and husband, Joseph and Ashlea Zugg; and great grandchildren, Briley, Jolie, Alex, Bradley, Callie and Layla; along with several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Church, her parents, Ethel and Fred Alexander, and her brothers, Tommie, Aaron and Curtis Alexander. Many of the family stayed with Christine allowing her to remain in her home as long as possible. She touched the lives of many and will be dearly missed. Flowers will be received at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland, or memorials may be donated to Stanton Community of Christ Church, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at

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