Died: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
Location: Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
Location: Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

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Christine Austin-Burris was born to the late William and Marshan (Scott) Austin on November 26, 1945 in Canton, Mississippi.

Chrsitine graduated from high school in 1964 in Canton, Mississippi and relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1965, where she remained a resident until her untimely death. She accepted Christ at at an early age at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church in Camden, Mississippi. After relocating to Indianapolis, IN, she united with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church..

She began serving the community with her food at Indianapolis Motor Spreedway and completed her diligent, hard-working career at Indiana Juvenile Correctional Facility Woman's PRison where she retired from. She provided her food with heart and compassion to many boys, girls and women. Her mission was never the food that was her job, she provided CHrist and life lessons to all she came into contact with. She touched the lives of many, in so many ways.

On December 30, 1967, she gave birth to her beloved son, Andre Lazell Austin, Sr. She united in holy wedlock to James H. Burris, Jr. on Novemeber 1, 2003.

Christine Austin-Burris departed this life on Friday, October 6, 2017.She is preceeded in death by her parents, William and Marshan Austin and siblings, Inez AUgstin Barker, Daisy Mae Fleming, Adele Carter, John Wesly Bledsoe, Percy RObinson, ROsie Lee Austin and Sadie Austin.

Christine leaves to cherish her memories husband, James H. Burris, Jr., one son, Andre Lazell Austin, Sr. (Erin); three step-children; Kevin Burris, Marcus Burris and Lisa Gilbert; six grandchildren, Aaaron, Andre, Jr., Kaila, Donivan, Cameron and Destiny. two great granddaughters, Alyss and Marlee. Siblings; Lorrine Hamblin (McKinley), Carrie Smith (Conroy), WIlliam Mac Austin (Thelma), Paten Austin (Brenda), Hattie Hawkins and Willaim Austin (Fannie Lee); mother-in-law, Zella Burris; sibilings-in-law, Linda Burris, Joyce Terrell, Betty Holly and Anthony Burris. Host of other relatives and freinds.

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   Posted Tue October 10, 2017
I would like to express my sincere condolences. The Bible is a great source of encouragement during times like this. May the "God of all comfort"
(2 Corinthians 1:3) comfort you.

Diana Wilson
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
So sorry for your loss Prayers for the family going up May the good lord be with all of you

Jim & Dottie Herman
   Posted Thu October 12, 2017
James - Jim & I are here for you. So sorry to hear about Christine - great loss for us here on earth - great asset for the Lord. May you find strength and comfort in the Lord during this difficult time for you and your family. Christine took His hand when she heard His call, turned her back and left it all. She could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play. Her parting has left a void, so please fill it with remembered joys. Perhaps her time seemed all too brief - don't lengthen it now with undue grief. God wanted her now, so lift up your heart, because Christine found piece at the close of the day. May God Bless you James and your family

Joyce Terrell
   Posted Fri October 13, 2017
Family, May God comfort us at this time in life, l with love to all.

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