Christy Bell Whitener

Hephzibah, GA – Christy Bell Whitener, 86, wife of the late John E. Whitener, entered into rest Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at Augusta University Medical Center.

 The family will receive friends Sunday, March 21, 2021, from 2:00 until 5:00 PM at the funeral home.

 Mrs. Whitener was born November 11,1934, to the late John Henry Chavous and Susie M. Chavous. Being one of thirteen children she has many family and friends that love her still.  Spending time with her family was an honor and favorite past time to her. Lots of people would say if you saw “my mama” (as we called her) you would usually see a sister with her.

Christy Bell, as everyone knew her, will be missed by all that loved her, especially her family.

 She was an avid outdoors person up until the end of her life, always working in her yard and garden so she could share her flowers and vegetables. She made sure to leave surprises at any home she visited and that visitors never left her home empty-handed when they stopped by.

 Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were her pride and joy and she was the best “Grandma” anyone could ever ask for. She loved everyone as only a mama and grandma could.

 In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Roger Whitener. 

 She is survived by her children, Wanda Evans (Keith), of Evans, John E. Whitener, Jr, of Hephzibah, and Jan Brinkman (Mike), of Hephzibah; her grandchildren, Daneila Eder, of Germany, Jack Pennington, Jr, of Hephzibah, Clay Whitener, of Switzerland, Christy Pennington, of Evans, John Whitener, III, of Hephzibah, Joshua Whitener, of Hephzibah, and Hunter Brinkman, of Hephzibah; her great grandchildren, John Pennington, Carleigh Arrington, Justice Ann Pennington, Nick Pennington, Lee Ann Whitener, and Henry Brinkman; her sisters, Lee Ellen Carroll, and June Whitener; and many many nieces and nephews whom she loved as her own.

 Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

 Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.

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