Christeen Magee Laine

Christeen Magee Laine

Wakefield, VA
12.12.1920 - 08.10.2017

Margaret Christeen Magee Laine, 96, longtime resident of Wakefield, VA, departed this life August 10, 2017 and entered eternal rest surrounded by her heavenly field of blue forget-me-nots. She was the ninth of ten children born to the late Richard Daniel Magee and Alice Rebecca Morris Magee. Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Crawley Allen Laine, III (Vicky), Brian Magee Laine (Diane); grandchildren, Heather L. Clark, Crawley Allen Laine, IV, Brian Magee Laine, Jr., Erin R. West (David), Brad Redman (Tammie); seven great-grandchildren, Michaela Clark, Autumn Clark, Mollie Redman, Kaitlyn Redman, Chloe Redman, Charlie Redman, and Judson West; numerous nieces and nephews and her devoted dominos friends.

Christeen was a devoted wife and mother. She cherished her immediate family and close friends all her years. She found great purpose in showing thoughtfulness to others throughout her life. She was always faithful to her church, Wakefield United Methodist, and was its oldest surviving member. Christeen took great pleasure, along with other talented ladies, in contributing her needlework skills to the creation of altar kneelers for the church. A woman of many talents, she excelled in the arts and crafts classes offered through the local chapter of the Home Demonstration Club and won numerous awards and ribbons for her baking and canning skills. Her needle craft skills were admired by all. She held dear the gift of love given by her large extended family.

Christeen was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 42 years, Crawley A. Laine, Jr.; her parents; brothers; Romas Reeves (Buck) Magee, Daniel E. Magee, Richard Lee Magee; sisters, Annie M. Blanchard, Ruth M. Wood, Esther M. Lunsford, Newday M. Moore, Ray M. Glore, and Louise M. Sinclair.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm Sunday, August 13, 2017 in the Wakefield Cemetery with Rev. Glenn Riggs officiating. A reception for friends and family will be held immediately after the service in the social hall of Wakefield Methodist Church. The family request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a charity of your choice. The family is being served by R.W.Baker & Company Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel. Condolences may be posted at

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Wakefield Cemetery
205 West Church Street
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States


Allen and Vicky, I was so sorry to read this morning of your mom's passing. I was heading to The Newport to visit her first thing today since I wasn't able to do so since our sweet visit a couple of weeks ago. What a wonderfully sweet woman she was. I will so miss her, as I'm sure you all will too. May the Lord's peace be yours. We know she was ready to go, and now she is with the Lord. Love you both, Kathie

Kathie Green

I'm very saddened to hear of Aunt Christine's passing on August 10th. Her brother Richard Lee Magee was my Grandfather and I am Doris Magee Oddo's oldest daughter.
My fond memories that stand out the most would be her love to wear powder blue shirts or sweaters, her beautiful smile and Aunt Christine's love for her family.
To read mentions of the blue forget me knots truely brought back memories.
My heart goes out to Aunt Christine's family and friends, we have sent home a beautiful angel.
With all my love...

Cynthia Thames-Smith

Aunt Christeen was one of the warmest and most caring people I have had the pleasure of knowing. She was an amazing person. My sincere condolences for your great loss.


The loss of a loved one can grieve the heart, therefore treasure the special times you did spend with your loved one. Draw strength from the love of family and friends and may God's loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time of grief. Our prayers are with you and your family. Psalms 119:50,76

Williams Family

Christeen was so amazing! She was still doing cross stitch at 96 ! and her stitches were still so perfect. I was in awe of her inner strength and her strength of character. I am so very sorry to hear of the abuse she suffered at The Huntington. I was her nurse and I witnessed it. So tragic that others are now lying and refuse to take responsibility for her death. Had she received prompt medical care she would still be with us. The fight for justice for Christeen goes on.


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