Christine Mary Bender, 60, enjoyed conversations with anyone and everyone

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Christine Mary Bender
Christine Mary Bender

Christine Mary Bender, 60, passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Virginia Beach. Christine was born on January 8, 1956, in Manchester, England. She was the daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Partington) Holloren and the spouse of Robert C. Bender Jr.

Christine worked as a kitchen & bathroom designer. She always enjoyed having conversations with anyone and everyone. She would say they are not strangers, but new friends in my life. Christine will be remembered for her British accent, ability to make people laugh, unconditional love for her family, who she adored, and spending a lifetime caring for others.

She is survived by Robert C. Bender (husband), Elizabeth Stevens, Catherine Morgan and Sarah Johnson (daughters), Walter Morgan III and Antonio Johnson Sr., (sons-in-law), Brian Lukawski Jr. and Antonio Johnson Jr. (grandsons), Keianna Johnson and Milania Johnson (granddaughters), Joseph Holloren and Peter Holloren (brothers) and Sheelagh Holloren (sister-in-law).

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Margaret Holloren; and brother, Thomas Holloren III.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1396 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach.