Christine Clark Rountree

September 14, 1935 - October 5, 2011
Christine Clark Rountree


Chrissy McFayden Clark Rountree, 76, died October 5, 2011, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after a long illness.

Chrissy was born in Hendersonville, NC to Thomas Daniel Clark and Emma Hutaff Clark. She was predeceased by her parents, a brother, and a son, Thomas Daniel Rountree.

She is survived by a daughter, Kristen Rountree O’Brien, husband Wesley and their two children, Pierce and Emma; son William Alexander Rountree, wife Michelle and their two children, Finley and Liam; and her sister Elizabeth Clark Rogers, husband Julian, their four children and grandchildren.

Chrissy was full of life and enjoyed various employment, volunteer opportunities, civic duties, travels and many friendships over her 76 years. The special friends that she had in her later years made her declining health bearable. She especially enjoyed her Mah Jong group, the members of which went out of their way to make her feel loved. She made her four grandchildren a top priority in her life. Each was special in her eyes and she was always blessed by their presence. Her sister, Betty, was her rock through the years and someone she always turned to in her times of need.

The family extends special thanks to Shamika Watkins, who cared for Chrissy in her final years. Chrissy loved Shemika as another daughter.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice ; or your local hospice.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street,Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • October 20, 2011
    Chris says:
    I will cherish my memories of Aunt Chrissy....from when I was little I remember her being so vibrant! As an adult I was lucky to live very close to her (even on the same street for a while!) and spent a lot of time really getting to know her....she and I had some of my most memorable belly laughs together. She had such a big heart and was a great friend and aunt. I will definitely miss her!! Rest in peace, Aunt Chrissy!!

  • October 10, 2011
    Amy Rogers Chauncey says:
    Will and Kristen, I am so sorry about your mother's death and am pleased Peter and I were able to visit a couple of weeks ago. One of my very favorite memories is of her wonderful gold charm bracelets. I love and wear charm bracelets and think of her when I put one on. Because she was so sick I hope this brings some relief but, the void created will be life long. She was bigger than life. Love, Amy Chauncey

  • October 08, 2011
    David Fogleman says:
    Chris lived across the street from me in Pebble Cove. Chris and her neighbor, Marjorie, were always having a drink outside when I arrived home from work. My dog, Wesley, always wandered over to greet Emmett, Chris' Springer Spaniel. She was such a nice lady and neighbor. I'm sorry for her demise.

  • October 10, 2011
    Lee Boxman and Jack Boxman says:
    Aunt Chrissy from the first time I can remember was so interesting and exotic. She would come into town in a flurry of infectious laughter and stories from far away. Her travels fascinated me always. It seemed she was forever laughing while making you laugh. One particularly funny story I remember was we were out on the boat the Emma C and she had her dachshunds. It was a hot day so Chrissy decided to dunk one in the water. She grabbed the dog and dipped it into the water. The dog was ripped from her hand and was floating in the ocean going around and around. Chrissy was yelling "go back around", Granny was yelling "oh Lord Tom" and everyone else was trying to get the dog back on board. After the dog was back on the boat we all had a good laugh. Chrissy lived her life with excitement, exurberance and passion. We will all miss her. Peace is with her.

  • October 11, 2011
    georgia routsis savas says:
    i was one of chris's mah jongg buddies and was lucky enough to call her a friend for the past 5 or so years. week after week, she continued to play with us, even though it was an obvious struggle. and oxygen tank and morphine be damned--she still managed to win! i'm going to miss chris's wit, wisdom and political acumen.