Christie Beth Elkins

Published 3:30 pm Monday, March 4, 2024

The funeral service for Christie Beth Elkins will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, at Calvary Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, at Riverwood and will resume Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at Calvary.

Ms. Elkins, 55, of Brookhaven, passed away March 3, 2024, at Camellia Estates in McComb, MS. She was born in Brookhaven, October 8, 1968, to Gerald “Jerry” Crosby and Mary Lenard Crosby.

Christie was a devoted mother; her children gave her great joy and were the love of her life. She graduated from Bogue Chitto, Co-Lin, University of Southern Mississippi, and William Carey. She was very accomplished, earning two master’s degrees. Christie loved teaching and encouraging her students to excel, she was a well-loved English teacher for over 27 years and received Star Teacher numerous times.

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She enjoyed reading her Bible, singing specials at church, and spending time with her family. She was a member of Moak’s Creek Baptist Church. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

She is preceded in death by her father and her grandparents, Floyd & Bertha “Bertie” Lenard and Henry & Maude Crosby.

She is survived by her children, Matthew Elkins (Kristin) and Myles Elkins; her mother; brother, Ricky Crosby (Lisa); nephews, Lucas Crosby and Colton Welch and niece, Julianna Crosby, as well as a host of cousins, friends and other loving family members.

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