Christina Copeland Fullerton

Christina Copeland Fullerton

In the early morning hours of May 29, 2016 after a brief medical stay at CMC North East Hospital in Concord, NC. while surrounded by family, Christina Fullerton, age 80 years, was escorted through heaven’s gates to her final home and resting place. Christina was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on July 17, 1935. She was the youngest daughter of Newt Copeland and Alzona (Middlecamp) Copeland
Christina had nine children, and was kept very busy with various jobs over the years, helping provide for her family. She was always very hardworking, diligent, competent, and dependable. You could count on her to help wherever and whenever she was needed. All of the long term care facility residents as well as her co-workers loved her. Her last job before retiring was at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville, IN, where she worked for nineteen years as a Certified Nursing Assistant initially, and then as the Laundry Supervisor. After decades of hard work and dedication, Christina retired from Cloverleaf Healthcare in 1991. Her favorite hobby of her retirement was playing bingo with her family and good friends.
Christina lived in Arkansas, Missouri, and several towns in Indiana, moving her family to Brazil, IN in 1975. Shortly after retiring, she moved to live with her daughter Rene Wise and son-in-law John Wise in Brazil, IN in 1995.
October 4th, 2014, Christina moved to Concord, NC to live with her daughter Becky and son-in-law Jim Bell. Christina loved her new town of Concord, where she made many wonderful and kind friends. She attended Calvary Tabernacle of Concord NC, where she was warmly and lovingly embraced. She was re-baptized at High Rock Lake on June 6th, 2015 by Pastor Eddie Hodge.
Christina was preceded in death by husband Felix Fullerton, son Michael Fullerton, born September 28th 1966; daughter Freda Burrell, born April 4th 1955; and great-grandson Hunter Max Harrison, born January 24th, 2011. Christina was also preceded in death by her father Newton Copeland, her mother Alzona Copeland née Middlecamp, her brothers Reuben “Buv” Copeland, Robert Copeland, Charles Copeland and John Cody Copeland as well as sisters, Alma Copeland and Alfreda Copeland, aunts Beulah Copeland, Lydia Butts, and very special Aunt Jewel E. Denton, who resided at Cooper Towers, Brazil, IN.
Christina is survived by her children, Mr. William (Claudia) Fullerton of Brownsburg IN, Mrs. Becky (Jim) Bell of Concord, NC, Mrs. Felicia (Michael) Briski of Hamilton, OH, Mrs. Rene (John) Wise of Poland, IN, Mrs. Ramona (Michael) Holland of Brazil, IN, Mr. James Fullerton of Brazil, IN, and Ms. Tina Hill Jordan of Brazil, IN. Christina is beloved of her 28 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren with her 50th great-grandchild to be born in September 2016.
Services for Christina will be Friday, June 3, 2016 at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834 at 11:00am, with Pastor Gary Scroggins of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Following services Christina will be laid to rest in Calcutta Cemetery with her beloved son, Michael. Visitation will be at the funeral home, Thursday, from 4-8pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Charity Funds, Calvary Tabernacle, 2724 South Ridge Ave. Concord, NC 28025