|Birth: ||Oct. 8, 1948|
|Death: ||May 14, 2014|
Janet Marie Drews Christie, 65, departed this earth on May 14, 2014 to start her new life with Jesus Christ her Savior and Lord. Jan was born on October 8, 1948 to Donald and Elaine Drews of Burnett, Wisconsin and had resided in Lake City, Florida for the past 35 years. Jan was a true Christian woman and was respected by all who knew her. She had been employed for 22 years with Occidental Chemical as a traffic coordinator, handling 800-1000 sulfur train cars in and out of the plant yearly. After leaving Occidental, she attended LCCC and obtained her AS degree. Then, after working as an optometrist assistant for several years, she retired to help her husband on the farm raising cows and goats.
Jan was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church for 29 years where she served her Lord and others by sharing her talent through her beautiful piano arrangements. She also served as a youth Sunday School teacher, sang in the choir, and was active on several committees.
In the past few years she became interested in Genealogy and produced several books on family history, which included the Christie Family, the Lee Family, the Wheeler Family, the Drews Family, and the Elver's Family. She was instrumental in gathering the Christie Family together for a reunion as the featured family at the Battle of Olustee Festival in 2011 with over 300 family members in attendance.
Jan was preceded in death by her mother, father and her brother, Durwin. Jan was truly a Christian lady and set a fine example for others throughout her 4 ½ year fight with ovarian cancer. She never gave up her positive attitude or her trust in the Lord. Her family and friends all loved her and will miss her terribly but we are comforted by the promise of being together again in heaven one day.
Created by: Anonymous Child
Record added: May 16, 2014
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