Christina Denise Beard (Mahone) peacefully departed this life on September 25, 2019 with her loving mother, Eva by her side. Christina, affectionately known as Tina was born to Daniel Lovell and Eva Mae (Beard) Mahone on October 11, 1970 in South Haven, Michigan. On November 3, 1973, Eva and Christina (3 years old) were lovingly joined in matrimony as wife and daughter to Ardell Felton Mahone, II. The ceremony was officiated by Bishop F.L. Cunningham and Christina was affectionately nicknamed “Little Miss Sunshine” by Mother Ann Cunningham.
Tina received her elementary education at South Haven, Grands Rapids and Covert Public Schools. She graduated from Covert High School on June 29, 1988. Her major study in High School was focused on business. She enjoyed playing basketball but her heart was running track. She loved to run. She incorporated the practice of jogging into her daily routine when she moved to Kalamazoo. While in Kalamazoo she attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She also lived in Indianapolis, Indiana. After much pondering about what career she wanted to pursue, she and her cousin Dee Dee relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where she felt opportunities would be better for her as she pursued her career. She was employed at SOTE, VeriFone, and EarthLink in Atlanta. Tina was an entrepreneur in every since of the word. She had a “passion for fashion” and supported herself quite well by selling jewelry and clothes. However, she realized that she wanted to build a more secure foundation for herself and reluctantly she entered another chapter of her life; the “corporate” world. She was employed at US Legal until she departed this life.
Christina is preceded in death by her biological father, Daniel; her maternal and paternal grandparents, (Ardell & Idella Mahone and Mr. James Beard); and her great grandmother Donnella Herring. She leaves to cherish her memories: her mother, Elder Eva Beard Mahone; her father, Ardell Mahone II; two sisters: April Mahone of Covert MI and Shawnte’ Mahone of Grand Rapids, MI; two brothers: Ardell Mahone III of Niles MI and Justin Mahone of Atlanta GA; her fiancé: Timothy Camp; special friends: Martha Hardy Howard (affectionately known as stepmom) and Ashaki Scott; as well as many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.
A wake will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Lily of the Valley Church in Covert, Michigan. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 A.M. at the church with Bishop Darryl Williams officiating. Christina will be laid to rest at Covert Cemetery in Covert, Michigan.