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Christine T. Spears

Christine T. Spears, 75, passed away Oct. 15, 2020. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at Lakeover Memorial Funeral Home, 1525 Beasley Rd., Jackson, MS 39206; and from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 23 at the National Guard Armory, 329 Captain Gloster Dr., Gloster, MS 39638. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, 3946 MS Highway 33, Centreville, MS 39631. Lakeover Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Christine was born in Prentiss to the late Herbert and Willie Garner Toney on Oct. 1, 1945. She attended school in Monticello, graduating from McCullough High School. She continued and completed her education at Alcorn State University, Lorman, receiving a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts-English. She continued her education and received a master’s degree in education from Southern University A & M College at Baton Rouge, La. She became employed with the Amite County School District for the next 40 years, retiring in 2009.
Mrs. Spears is survived by her husband, Andrew Spears Sr; siblings, Rubie (Cephus) Williams, Shirley Diane (Delano) Martin, both of Silver Creek; Veronica, of Tyrone, Ga.; Donald (Linda) Hartwell, of Jackson; Ronald (Jeanette) Hartwell, of Milwaukee, Wis.; Ike (Sylvia) Hartwell, of Canton; and Tommy (Bessie) Hartwell, of Jackson.