St. Mary's County Times August 10, 2017 - Page 18

18 Obituaries The County Times The County Times runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to after noon on Mondays may run in the following week’s edition. Christin Marie Gaston Christin Marie Gaston, 52 of Cali- fornia, MD passed away suddenly on August 2, 2017. Christin was born on November 16, 1964 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Gerald Thurston Campbell and Joan Maris Campbell. Christin moved to Chillicothe, OH in the 1st grade and attended St. Peter’s El- ementary School. In the fourth grade she moved across the street from her future husband and became best friends from that point forward. Christin graduated from Bishop Flaget High School in Chilli- cothe. She then continued her education at The Ohio State University; graduating in 1986 with a degree in Education. She married the love of her life, James (Jim) Gaston on June 14th, 1986. Being a Navy wife took her around the globe living in Spain, Maryland, Guam, Washington State and fi nally settling back in Maryland. In each assignment, Chris- tin found joy in teaching. In 2004 she be- gan teaching First Grade at Father Andrew White SJ School which she affectionately referred to as “her home away from home”. As a devout Catholic, she was passionate to spread God’s word to her First Graders. She often said “The First Grade world is an awesome place to be!” Christin is survived by her husband, James Daniel Gaston, daughter, Elizabeth Hayden and her husband Corey of Holly- wood, MD, son, Maxwell Gaston and his girlfriend, Julie Verbos of California, MD, sister, Kimberly Johnson of Chillicothe, OH, and her grandson, Paxton. She is also survived by her New Jersey and Kentucky cousins which she enjoyed a special bond with. Whenever they were around a rum- ble of laughter was always present. Family will receive friends for Chris- tin’s Life Celebration on Monday, August 7, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with prayers recited at 7:00 p.m. at Brinsfi eld Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonar- dtown, MD 20650. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 22800 Washington Street, Leon- ardtown, MD 20650. A Wake to follow immediately after the Mass at the Holly- wood Volunteer Fire Department. Inter- ment will be held in Ohio at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the “Adopt a Student Fund”, in memory of Christin Gaston, c/o Father Andrew White School, P.O. Box 1756, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfi Arrangements by the Brinsfi eld Funeral Home, P.A. Caring for the Past Planning for the Future Traditional Funerals, Cremation Services, Memorial Church Services, Direct Burials, Monuments, Unlimited with Commitment Through After Care. FAMILY-OWNED & OPERATED FOR FIVE GENERATIONS Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A. 22955 Hollywood Road Leonardtown, Maryland 20650 (301) 475-5588 Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A. 30195 Three Notch Road Charlotte Hall, Maryland 20650 (301) 472-4400 Thursday, August 10, 2017 In Remembrance Margaret Louise Joy, “Grace” Margaret Louise Joy, “Grace”, 88, of Hollywood, MD passed away sur- rounded by her lov- ing family on July 30, 2017 in Wash- ington, DC. Born on June 21, 1929 in Waldorf, MD, she was the daughter of the late Margaret Gertrude Alvey and Carroll George Alvey. Grace was the loving wife of the late Phil- ip Benedict Joy, Sr. who she married in St. Aloysius Catholic Church Leonardtown, MD on February 6, 1951 and whom pre- ceded her in death on February 17, 1999. 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