Norma Christine Pappas Pike, age 70, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, April 4th.
Born on September 11, 1947 in Anthony, NM, the 2nd of four children born to Laura Marquez Pappas and Thomas Pappas. Christine spent most of her childhood in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Her spare time was spent working with her parents and siblings at their family restaurant, The Frostee. She moved to Goldsboro, NC after marrying the love her life, James David Pike, III (Jim). There, she devoted her life to her husband and raising their 3 daughters.
Christine attended St. Paul United Methodist Church. She exemplified God's love and had a heart for serving others. For several years, she served her community as a teacher's assistant with the Wayne County School System. She owned and operated The Golden High-Steppers, where she instructed baton twirling and confidence to young girls. Additionally, Christine was the secretary at Pike Motor Company for over 30 years where she worked with her husband.
Christine dearly loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Most weekends, she could be found on the coast of Atlantic Beach with her husband, Jim. She also enjoyed cooking, dancing and her beloved dog, Peanuts.
Christine is survived by her loving husband of almost 45 years, Jim.
Christine is also survived by her daughters, Crystal Pike Malpass and husband, Carl of Raleigh; Laura Pike Deprill and husband, Mike of Charleston, SC; Jamie Pike Kelly and husband, Alan of Raleigh. Grandchildren surviving Christine are, Gracen, Tres and Ava Pike Malpass of Raleigh; Braden and Madeline Deprill of Charleston; Louisa and Thomas Kelly of Raleigh. She is also survived by her siblings, Penny Trainham and husband, Bill of Dallas, TX; Tommy Pappas and wife, Rhonda, of Alamogordo, NM and several special cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Christine was proceeded in death by her sister, Cassandra Pappas of Alamogordo, NM.
A service to celebrate her life will be held on Sunday, April 8th at 1:30pm at St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Reverends Jim Harry and Phyllis Vail officiating. Family members will greet friends following the service in the church parlor. A private inurnment at the columbarium will proceed afterward.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Endowment Fund or the Garden Fund at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 204 E. Chestnut Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530, are most welcome.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Pike family and online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com.
St. Paul United Methodist Church
Sunday April 8th, 2018
204 E. Chestnutt Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
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Jim, I am so sorry to hear of Christine's passing. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Submitted by Darrell Williams on Apr 9 2018 11:59:51 AM
Jerry and I are so saddened by the passing of Christina. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She was so good to our children, when they were young. They both have such fond loving memories of her and your family. She brought sunshine in to so many peoples lives just by knowing her. Jim, our prayers are with you and your children and families. May God's Grace surround you and help you through this very sad and difficult time.
Submitted by Jerry and Betty Anderson on Apr 7 2018 11:39:50 PM
To Jim and the girls
I'm so sorry to her about Christine. Dion let me know this morning. Christine was such a wonderful gal and always so much fun. I'll be praying for you and your family love you guys and God Bless
Submitted by Lavonne Pappas Davis on Apr 7 2018 10:12:10 PM
May God bless and give the family peace in this sad time. My mom and I are keep y'all in our prayers.
Submitted by Christopher Johnson on Apr 7 2018 05:04:33 PM
Jim, I am deeply saddened for your loss of Christine. I know this has been a long and difficult journey for you and your family. My prayer is for you all to have some rest and comfort in knowing her faith has brought her to her reward. You know I would be there if I could and when I recover from these two surgeries I'll get in touch with you. Thank you for your confidence in letting our staff at Shumate-Faulk serve you and know that I am continuing to pray for you and your family during this time. Rick Pridgen
Submitted by Rick Pridgen on Apr 7 2018 11:44:27 AM
Dear Jimmy, I never met Norma but I'm sure she must have been a splendid person if she was your wife and I send my love and prayers to you and your family.
xoxo Sally Spring
Submitted by Sally Spring on Apr 6 2018 06:53:15 PM
I am truly sorry for your loss. Chris was such a wonderful person to know and I'm glad I had that opportunity. She always helped us in the planning of our class reunions and became one of us. She brought such humor and fun to each meeting and reunion. She will certainly be missed. May God bring you comfort during this time of loss.
Submitted by Susan Durham on Apr 6 2018 01:53:33 PM
Susan Durham lit a candle for Norma Christine Pike
Susan Durham lit a candle on Apr 6 2018 01:49:33 PM
Jim, Crystal and Laura,
Beth and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayer that the Lord's peace and comfort that goes beyond all understanding will be yours through this difficult time. All of our love to you all. Love Steve, Beth Anderson and family.
Submitted by Stephen Anderson on Apr 6 2018 01:14:19 PM
Jim and Family,
We are saddened by your loss. Thinking of you and your Family.
Helga and Doug
Submitted by Doug Simmons on Apr 6 2018 12:01:46 PM
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