M. Christeen Tucker
CENTERBURG — Matilda Christeen (Blade) Tucker of Centerburg, formerly of Mount Gilead, left this world to be with her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ on July 14, 2008.
She was born Oct. 12, 1921, in Maury County, Tenn., to Selba and Minnie (Davis) Blade. She married Herbert L. Tucker, Nov. 26, 1938. In her later years, she worked as a man’s tailor in various department stores in Zanesville, Mount Vernon and Marion. Over the years, she made many, many stuffed animals and various kinds of dolls for a lot of children.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters; her husband, Herbert Tucker Sr.; two sons, Zollen Tucker Sr. and Herbert Tucker Jr.; and a grandson, Anthony Tucker Jr.
Surviving Christeen are her daughters, Betty (Edward) Delgado (caregiver) of Centerburg and Patricia (Paul) Howard of Charlotte, N.C.; her sons, Anthony (Hazel) Tucker Sr. of Shirley, Mass., and Carter (Sally) Tucker of Fredericktown; daughters-in-law, Marlene Tucker of Fort Smith, Ariz., and Betty Tucker of Fulton; 18 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was a member of the Church of God in Cardington, where she attended faithfully until she was no longer able to.
Friends may call Thursday, July 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington, where a service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, July 19, at 10 a.m. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Jack Christner, Knox County Hospice chaplain, and the Rev. Steven Jobe of New Covenant Fellowship. Burial will follow in Glendale Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.gompffh.com.