Christie Matthews

October 16, 2019

Christie was raised in Chireno, Texas and enjoyed living in her beloved East Texas. As a child, her parents moved for a short time to Arkansas for work, but returned as soon as they were able. She was the youngest of 3 children, being 10 years their baby sister. Growing up, Christie was lovingly cared for by her siblings and made many memories with them as children. As adults, their love for each other grew and the time they spent together was cherished. She and Barbara spent many days shopping and making time for each other, no matter what life threw their way. Most recently, they were afforded the opportunity to work together, and this was truly happy times for them.

Christie was a woman with many talents. She attained her CNA license but then became intrigued with becoming a truck driver. She drove a truck cross country, until her health would not allow her to work in the harsh conditions. She then returned to her first love of people and continued her work as a CNA and CMA. She was hard working, loving, caring, compassionate, and had a heart of gold for those she cared for.

When Christie wasn’t working, she enjoyed making pillows for those she cared for. The pillows were made for whatever specific need they had, be it a prop for them to use in a wheelchair, or for their beds when they were resting. She loved country music and children. Her nieces and nephews were very special to her. She also enjoyed watching her reality shows! When she met Marlin, she found yet another past-time that she thoroughly enjoyed…hunting and fishing! She and Marlin especially loved being at Richland Chambers Lake, where the memories they made and fun they had was some of her favorite times.

Christie is survived by her husband, Marlin Pitman, Jr. of Rusk and his son, Justin Pitman; sister, Barbara Hassell and husband, Rory of Lufkin; brother, J.M. Love of Blackjack; aunts, Nelda Fay Scott of Arlington and Edna Anderson of Abilene; nephews, Royen Hassell and wife, Christy of Lufkin and Rielly Hassell of Lufkin; niece, Katelyn Hassell of Lufkin; and great niece, Harley Bonham of Lufkin

Pallbearers will be Justin Pitman, Robert Leonard, Mark King, Lee Hill, Billy Scott, and Stephen Trahan.