Christine Collins Greenwood was born April 13, 1939, in Bedias, to Pearlene Haynes Collins and Rudolph Collins. She passed from this life Feb. 18, 2019, in Texas City. On Dec. 16, 1960, Christine united into marriage with Eugene Greenwood until his death in 2008. To their union, they were blessed with four children, Doris Woods and DonTonya, Aaron and Devonya Greenwood.
Christine was a graduate of Lincoln High School. She went on to graduate from Texas Southern University as a seamstress. She used that talent to design and sew clothes, purses and crochet for several members of the family. Her love to care for others was always evident beginning as a child. She decided to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. Christine received her LVN license from Galveston County Hospital and her RN degree from Galveston College. She worked at Mainland Hospital for more than 40 years. Christine cared for many in need whether a patient in the hospital, a family member, a friend or a stranger she was sure to lend a helping hand.
She was called Poley by friends and family and was a great encourager. If you needed someone to sit with you when you were sick, she would sit with you. If you need a little money to make it through difficult times, she was happy to give you a few dollars. Her heart was always ready to give support. Christine was a loyal La Marque Cougars fan for more than 20 years. Rain or shine near or far she was going to be at the game cheering them on or fussing if the referee made a bad call. She was an organizer, she began the annual Black History program in Mainland Hospital. After retirement, she continued to organize the program until her health began to fail. The program is still being held the last Friday in February.
Preceded in death by her husband, Eugene; father, Rudolph Collins; mother Pearlene Birdwell; and sisters, Doris Williams, Essie B. Scruggs and Shirley Cranford. Cherished memories will be held in the hearts of her children, Devonya Greenwood, DonTonya Greenwood, Doris Woods and Aaron Greenwood; grandchildren, Kryslyn Greenwood, Anthony Shinette Jr, Aisha Shinette, Kmyn Shinette, Deshaela Davis, Alisha Rutherford and Kelly Robinson; great-grandchild, Ryleigh Shinette; sister, Yvonne Ford; nieces, Jacqueline Collins, Barbara Adams, Angela Collins, Ashanti Richey and Aiyanna Richey; and nephews, Elvis Levige, Toni Bradley, Regie Ford and Clarence Bradley Jr. Other family members and friends who will forever cherish her memories include Yetta Butler, Earsie Archie, the Rev. Robert Maxiey, the Rev. V.A. Haynes, V.H. Haynes, Gloria Maxiey, Marie Scott, Bobby Maxiey, Ella Ruth Murray, Gail Hudson, Andrea Gradney, Gene Archie, Gerald Archie, Leo Archie, Michelle Haynes, Wayne Haynes, Glen Gordon, Curtis Haynes, Ann and Sherri Haynes, James Haynes, Ruby Earl Haynes, Betty Joe Haynes, Mary Florence Haynes, Richard, Reginald, Roy, Billy Don, and Howard Haynes; and a host of relatives and friends. The family would like to acknowledge Dr. Beverly Lewis, Dr. Kline, Joyce Berry, Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. Scott, Annette Jenkins, Diane Urps, Rhonda Garrett, Carrie Britton, Massie Jackson, Clyde Jackson, Eddie Elam, Isaac Bradley, Danette Lewis and Kathy Baldwin. The family would like to say if there’s anyone not listed please don’t charge it to the heart but to our minds.
Graveside services are scheduled for noon Monday, Feb. 25, At Hopewell Cemetery in Bedias. Services are in care of Day Funeral Home of Madisonville.