May 12, 1929 -
January 23, 2021
Mrs. Christine Younger Edmunds, 91, died on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at The Laurels of University Park in Richmond, Virginia.
Born on May 12, 1929, in Halifax County, Christine was the 12th of Frank and Estelle Younger’s 13 children. She was a student of Meadville Schools and a 1961 graduate of the Maco Beauty School for cosmetology.
For over 25 years, Christine served women in Halifax County as owner/operator of Chris’ Beauty Shop on Mountain Road. She was very active in the community over her career as social worker for Community Action, director of the Meadville Community Center and administrator of Jessie’s Home for Adults.
Christine was recognized for over 16 years of volunteer service with the Halifax County United Way. She volunteered as a voter registration poll worker for over two decades. She became a certified CNA late in life and was a passionate vocalist who loved to sing. One of her favorite solos was “If I can help somebody, then my living shall not be in vain!”
She married the late Owen Edmunds on Jan. 17, 1948, and to this union, six children were raised. She was a faithful member of both New Zion Baptist Church serving as church secretary and choir member, and at New Bethel Baptist Church serving as Deaconess and choir director of the inspirational youth choir.
Christine, affectionately known as ‘Miss Chris,’ loved to give. It was her true passion. In fact, one of her last good deeds of her life was making masks for others to guard against the COVID-19.
Christine is preceded in death by daughter Doris Horne of Richmond. She is survived by children Horace Edmunds (Lee) of Lake of the Hills, Illnois, Anson Edmunds (Minnie) of Richmond, Katrina Moore (Lynn) of Marlboro, Massachusetts, Cheryl Edmunds of Charlotte, North Carolina and Vincent Edmunds (Austina) of Peru, Indiana; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Florine Miller of Baltimore, Maryland, Edith Edmunds of Halifax and Jugurtha Byrd of Lawrenceville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, funeral services will be private with the Rev. Willie L. Yancey of New Zion Baptist Church officiating. There will be no public viewing. A celebration of life is being planned for family and friends for a later date.