Lerline Christopher Page


Lerline Christopher Page passed away peacefully just prior to her 101st birthday at Senior Rehab & Recovery Center at Limestone Health Facility on July 12, 2019.
She was born Aug. 25, 1918, in Athens, Alabama. Her funeral will be on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 1 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Roy and Elbridge Theodore Christopher (Calvin); her husband, John Preston Page, Sr.; and her brother and sister in-law, J.B. and Ruby Christopher.
She is survived by her son, John Preston Page, Jr. of Athens, Alabama; granddaughters: Melissa Page Duncan (Craig) and Pamela Page Bryant (John) all of Columbia, Tennessee. Her great-grandchildren: Austin Bryant, Alex Bryant, Shelby Bryant, Lexie Duncan, Miles Duncan (Cayla) and her great-great-grandchild: Brayden, all of Columbia; her nieces, Pat Christopher Jenkins (Dan) of Stuart, Florida, and Caroline Page of Tanner; her nephew, Charles Page, Jr. of Tanner; her stepsister, Linda Kennemer; and cousin, Mary Nelle Woods.
Lerline graduated from West Limestone High School and attended Athens College. She married John Preston Page, Sr. on Oct. 4, 1941. She worked for Turner Goodrich Attorney as a secretary and volunteered at the American Red Cross, Redstone Arsenal and served as a board member at the Donnell House. She was in the Missionary Society at the United Methodist Church in Athens and a long standing member of United Methodist Church in Athens.
She was an active bridge player for over 50 years, in the Garden Club, enjoyed golf, traveled to many countries and visited every state except Alaska. She lived in Columbia for years when her husband John was on the military staff at Columbia Military Academy.
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Published on July 15, 2019
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