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Christine Starr  

Christine Starr

November 28, 1964 – July 24, 2016

Christine Starr, age 51, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by those she loved on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

Born in Chattanooga, TN on November 28, 1964, she was the daugther of Anne and Alvin Leslie Acker, Jr. of Knoxville, TN and Tanya Collins of Aniston, AL. She graduated from Newark High School in 1983 and prior to becoming disabled, worked for Acme and The News Journal.

An avid football fan, Christine was a passionate supporter of the Dallas Cowboys, University of Tennessee Volunteers and University of Alabama Crimson Tide. Christine had a generous heart and the ability to make anyone laugh. She adored spending time with her family and friends and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her daughters, Melissa Utterback (John) of Middletown, DE and Vanessa Starr of Newark, DE; brothers, Alvin Leslie Acker III of Knoxville, TN and Barrett Kriz of Waterloo, IA; her husband, James A. Starr, Jr.; and her beloved granddaughter, Savanna Utterback. Christine will also be forever remembered by her niece, aunts and uncles,cousins, extended family and dear friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, on Monday afternoon, August 8, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a vistitation will be held from 1pm until 2pm. Interment will be private.

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  1. Connie Hilton, July 29, 2016

    A very sweet person. Never will I forget our friendship. May she sing with the angels.

  2. Carolyn and Jim Acker, July 29, 2016

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.

  3. James Starr Jr., July 29, 2016

    I will forever cherish the years I spent with you!

  4. Lindsey Dougherty, July 29, 2016

    I always enjoyed my Times at your house when I was young you were like a second mother… I always enjoyed your company and your smile… Love you…you will be forever missed… Lindsey

  5. Sylvia Falcon, July 29, 2016

    You were such an amazing woman. You raised two beautiful young women. You will be so very sadly missed but never forgotten.

  6. Alan Shores, July 30, 2016

    Chris and I were friends for almost 40 years! We met in school, went to the prom together, and remained great friends throughout our entire lives! I will miss her quick wit and her crazy sense of humor, and I’ll always remember what a wonderful friend she was! RIP Chris! My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family!

  7. Jimmy DiLorenzo, July 30, 2016

    I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s been a long time since you and I saw each other but you are certainly in my thoughts today.

    Take care,
    Jimmy DiLorenzo

  8. Kathleen Buoncuore, August 2, 2016

    I will miss you deeply. Your smile and laugh, infectious. Your beautiful daughters are just that because of you. My daughterbo. Be at peace myfriend. Your forever in my heart. ♥♥♥

  9. Brenda walker, August 6, 2016

    A part wasn,t a party without chris her laugh was addicting,i last spoke to chris was july 5th,i will so miss her n our talks hey chris u n denae r together know miss u both

  10. Shenina Griffin, August 7, 2016

    I’ve never had the opportunity to meet you however, if your daughter Melissa is a reflection of you than I know you were a beautiful person inside and out. Don’t worry about Melissa, we will continue to encourage her to keep pressing forward especially on her really rough days. She misses you so much and I can help but to feel her pain while reading her Facebook post as she shares your photos. My condolences to the family

  11. Michelle Rennalls, August 8, 2016


    Where do I begin – nope, wasn’t a pleasant meeting by far – she didn’t know me at all but surely gave me the business – I said UGH, this lady what is her deal. Needless to say, we became very close tenant/friends/family. She apologized for mistreating me because of something out of my control – said I’m sorry Chelle – you are so sweet and kind to me even though I treated you badly. You bring me food, we looked out for one another inasmuch as we were able but be certain, I’d check on her and eventually when she finally woke up, she’d call me back (days/weeks later hahahah) checking on me. Chris was surely a pistol 🙂 … a mess you hear me. She’ll be missed – my heart still skips a beat knowing she’s gone but surely I don’t want Chris suffering no more than she has thus far. My last sight of Chris wasn’t pretty – left me worried – I knew then something was wrong but nope, I won’t remember her in that state of mind; I’ll remember her laughing and talking all that jive 🙂 🙂 Lil Mama – Keep Rising Hear – Mommy wouldn’t want it any other way! You have my number – I’m always gonna be here – your adopted Aunti :-). May God Strengthen U All As Individuals and As a Whole. Chris, Chelle is surely going to miss you yet I’m glad we met and shared the years we did. Rest in Heaven My Friend…and try not to act up too much hear hahahah . Peace, Joy, Love & Blessings

  12. Carol and Bob Brownihg, August 8, 2016

    We send our deepest symphony and caring thoughts. Carol and Bob Browning


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