July 13, 1933 - July 6, 2013
I was born on a farm in Streetman, Texas USA to John and Susie Hervey, July 13, 1933. I had a brother, Robert Denzy Hervey, who was one year old older than I. Later my family moved to Dallas, Texas and I went to Lincoln High School. After graduation I went to Prairie View A&M College where I received a BS degree in dietetics. I did my internship at Freeman Hospital in Washington DC. I got my first professional job at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Next I worked for the State of Illinois Pediatric Hospital.
I married Eugene Houston on December 22, 1955. My daughter Susan Renee was born from this union. My daughter later married Reginald L Walker and they had two daughters Brittany Monique and Kayley Angelique Walker.
My husband had a co-worker who was a witness. He invited him to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. We went to the meeting and later I started studying the bible with them. The church taught that if there were tragedies in your life, such as deaths, that God was punishing you. When I learned that death is a result of Adam and Eve’s sinning, I knew I had found the truth. I symbolized my dedication by water baptism on December 9, 1962.
Jehovah blessed me with many letters of recommendations. I was a regular pioneer from 1973 to 1985. I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1966 and with MS in 1979. My circumstances changed and many adjustments in thought had to be made. I had to accept the situation and rely on Jehovah. He truly became my strength and refuge. I am in this race for life everlasting and am determined to win with Jehovah’s help.
Many years later we moved from Chicago to Austin, Texas. My husband died there April 11, 2003 of a heart attack. So, i sold my home and moved with my daughter and her family to Carrollton, Texas. With every move I gained more spiritual sons and daughters. As of August 2011 I am in the Lewisville South Congregation.
On Oct 29, 2011, I received a ticket for a special meeting, United States Branch Zone Visit at the Assembly Hall in Denton, Texas. January 21 and 22, 2012, I had a part on the “Let God’s Will be Done” Special Assembly Day program.
December 9, 2012 marked 50 years in the truth. I have had many challenges, but the most challenging is now. When old age and health problems limit what i can do. Still, meeting attendance and Bible reading keeps my hope alive. Isaiah 41: 10 says, “Do not be afraid, I will help you.”
Christine Faye Houston is survived by her daughter Susan Turner and son-in-law Steven Turner and granddaughters Brittany Monique and Kayley Angelique Walker. She also had a host of spiritual family.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M., Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 3698 Rosemeade Parkway, Carrollton, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252, 214-306-6700.