Shortly after dawn on Saturday, July 8th, her Lord and Savior welcomed Frances Ferrell Rogers Christenbury into His arms in Heaven as her reward for faithfully following and serving him for over 91 years.
Frances was born in High Point, NC, the second of three children born to Sherrill R. and Georgia Miller Ferrell. The family later moved to a farm outside Huntersville where Frances grew up. She was the Secretary of the 1950 graduating class of Huntersville High School and worked for Southern Bell for four years before starting a family and being a stay-at-home mom to three sons. When her sons were grown, she became the Recreation Director at Huntersville Oaks where she created and implemented a program that positively and greatly enhanced the quality of life for the residents. Her kindness and commitment to helping others made lasting impressions on everyone with whom she came in contact throughout her life.
Frances was regarded by all who knew her as an outstanding cook, avid reader, music lover (especially opera) and later in life, world traveler who visited such places as Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus and the Maldives.
Frances was predeceased by both parents, her sister, Helen Ferrell Johnson of St. Louis, MO, brother, James Ferrell of Huntersville, NC and granddaughter, Julie Ballenger of Charleston, SC.
Surviving to cherish the memories of times spent with Frances are her husband, Paul Christenbury of Davidson, NC, three sons and their spouses – Michael and Judy Rogers of Pinehurst, NC, David and Jo Ellen Rogers of Huntersville, NC and Jimmy and Lu Rogers of Denver, NC, along with three grandchildren – Briana Pettit, Conan Pettit and Kellie Bass, four great grandchildren – Jake Pettit, Haley Pettit, Ian McAvoy and Skylar McAvoy, one niece – Diane Johnson and three nephews – Mark Johnson, Steve Ferrell and Scott Ferrell.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 14th at 12:30 p.m. at Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church, 1600 W. Mallard Creek Church Rd., Charlotte, NC 28262 with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church Prayer Quilt Fund or a charity of your choice.