Norma Christine Pike



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