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Columbia Missourian

Christine Weaver, 55, of Greenville, NC

By Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
March 24, 2013 | 3:55 p.m. CDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Ms. Christine Cain Weaver, 55, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013.

A Remembrance will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 30 at Green Springs Park on E. 5th St., and a Celebration of her life will follow at 3 p.m. at the Tipsy Teapot, 409 South Evans St. Sensible shoes and bright colors are encouraged.

Chris, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, received a B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Missouri, and an M.S. in Industrial Technology from East Carolina University. She was working on a Ph.D. when diagnosed with Frontotemporal Degeneration in 2008.

Chris moved to Greenville in 1986 and was employed at East Carolina University as Liaison for Learning Platforms in the ITS Teaching and Learning Division. She worked to help start the greenway in Greenville and received the Governor’s Volunteer Award in 1996 for her work with Literacy Volunteers of Pitt County. She loved sewing Halloween costumes for her kids, gardening, shopping, traveling, learning about people and new things, and Easter Egg Hunts; she abhorred Bradford Pears, Sweet Gums, and injustice. Chris accepted her diagnosis with composure and courage, and retained a wicked sense of humor until the last weeks of her life.

She is survived by her husband, William Scotty Smith; son, Jack Ray Brueckner and wife, Amanda; daughter, Claire Cain Brueckner, all of Greenville; and their father, Steven Ray Brueckner, of Westfield, NC; parents, James Jasper and Nancy Nash Weaver, of Columbia, MO; and sisters, Jan Weaver and husband, Jim Carrel, of Columbia, MO, Lynn Weaver, of St. Louis, MO, and Nanci Beth Johnson and husband, Randy, of Columbia, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Greenville Greenways PO Box 2544, Greenville, NC 27836, Literacy Volunteers of America-Pitt County, 105 E Arlington Blvd #A, Greenville, NC 27858 or to the AFTD, Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087.

Arrangements by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory, Greenville, NC. Online condolences at