CLERMONT - Christine Chirico Lorenzen, 88, passed into the heavenly realm on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Born on October 3, 1924, in Atlanta, she was the daughter of the late Clem and Adeline Simmons Mathews. Christine was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Before her retirement, she was co-owner of PJ's Sub Station in Cornelia, owner of Chirmont Reality, co-owner of The Manna House in Sautee, worked for the late Larry Burkett of the former Christian Financial Concepts, and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Clermont.
Most importantly, Christine loved God with all her heart, mind, and soul. She had a special relationship with the Lord Jesus. Her prayer life was constant, as she would pray for anyone who touched her life, even strangers. Always, she prayed for her sweet family and friends who loved her dearly.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Philip M. Chirico; a son, J. Michael Chirico; brothers, Arthur Quillian Mathews and J. Donald Mathews.
Survivors include her devoted husband, Theodore “Ted” Lorenzen, Clermont; loving daughters, Patty Chirico, Gainesville, and Terri Chirico Strong and son-in-law, Chris Strong, Ellenwood; stepdaughters, Julie Lorenzen, Gainesville, and Navy Commander Jeanene Torrance and husband Hal, Queenstown, Md.; daughter-in-law, Ellen Chirico Seymour, Surfside Beach, S.C.; five loving grandchildren; and three sweet great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 6, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home in Flowery Branch. Pastors Chris Strong and Bill Bennett will officiate. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Eternal Hills Cemetery in Snellville. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
A very special thank you to Dr. Jeffrey Terry and the Hospice Team at Northeast Georgia Medical Center for their extraordinary love, care, compassion and support. We also thank God for the numerous friends who constantly supported us in prayer. Those prayers kept us strong and comforted.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, is in charge of arrangements.
Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.