Citizen-Statesman 2/21/12

Carolyn Burks Whitley Christian

Garment Factory Worker

Carolyn Burks Whitley Christian, 66, of the Highland Community in Macon County passed away Feb. 14 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 17 from the chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home with Elder Rickey Day and Bro. Phillip Brawner officiating. Interment followed in the Anderson and Son Memorial Park.

Pallbearers included: her family.

Carolyn Burks Whitley Christian was born Oct. 6, 1945 in Montgomery County, OH. She was a garment factory worker and a member of the Rocky Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ruth Hawkins Burks.

Surviving relatives include: her husband, Rickie Christian; daughter, Beverly Stewart of Red Boiling Springs; son, Greg and wife Angie Whitley of Cookeville; granddaughters, Kristen and husband Shannon Patterson of Lafayette, Erica Young of Cookeville and Autumn Stewart of Red Boiling Springs; grandson, Dakota Stewart of Lafayette; great grandchildren, Hunter, Hayden and Hudson Patterson, and Bristol Ballard; and sister, Brenda Key of Livingston.

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