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Sarah R. Christ

Mrs. Sarah R. Christ, 91, of Sardis, passed away on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at Cleveland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cleveland, Mississippi.

Mrs. Christ was born on Jan. 27, 1925, in Panola County, to the late Gladys Smith Riales and Bryant Preston Riales. She was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church.

She is survived by five sons, John W. Christ (Sherry), Edward “Butch” P. Christ, Sr. (Diane), George M. “Mike” Christ, Charles M. “Mark” Christ, Sr., and Timothy “Tim” A. Christ (Rhonda); four daughters, Sharon Christ Jones (David), Charlotte C. Christ, Aleita Christ Daniels (Mike), and Premela Christ Wallace (Chuck); one daughter-in-law, Cindy Kanapeaux Christ; 22 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel D. Christ Sr.; her son, Samuel D. Christ Jr.; and her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at 2 p.m., in the Sardis United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis. Visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, from 6-8 p.m., in the Sardis Chapel of Ray-Nowell Funeral Home and again on Tuesday from 12 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m., in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sardis United Methodist Church, 237 S. Main Street, Sardis, Mississippi 38668. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home – Sardis Chapel is in charge of arrangements.