Christina Marie Getz, known as Chris, 53, of Carrabelle, left this natural world on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at her home.

She was born April 26, 1960 in Barberton, Ohio.A former longtime resident of Charlotte, North Carolina, she attended Belmont Abbey College and Central Piedmont Community College, NC. She was a valued legal assistant for a law firm in Charlotte.

When Chris was younger she enjoyed ballet, camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains, photography and the beach, the place she gravitated to most of her adult life. She loved her dogs with all her heart and soul. Music was her refuge. On her journey of life, even when the challenges were great, she summoned all that was positive in her world to project a joyful demeanor to uplift those around her. She was a breast cancer survivor and a remarkably resilient woman. She was beautiful, kind, gentle and trusting. The greatest love of her life and her greatest life accomplishment will always be her son, Brandon.

Survivors include one son, Brandon K. Getz of Seattle, Wash.; father/parents, Ralph and Ann Getz of Charlotte, NC; mother, Beverly Smith of Charlotte, NC; brother, Casey Getz of Charleston, South Carolina; sister, Cynthia Getz Simien and brother-in-law, Terrance Simien, of Lafayette, La.; and niece, Marcella Simien of Memphis, Tenn. She also leaves her life partner and love, James Lemmond.

Kelley Funeral Home handled the memorial service that was held on Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. Reverend Ron Barks delivered the eulogy. He made the moon to mark the seasons; the sun knows its time for setting. Psalm 104:19