Mrs. Lorenzen passed into the heavenly realm on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Born Oct. 3, 1924, in Atlanta, she was the daughter of the late Clem and Adeline Simmons Mathews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Philip M. Chirico; son, J. Michael Chirico; brothers, Arthur Quillian Mathews and J. Donald Mathews.
Christine was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Before her retirement, she was co-owner of PJ’s Sub Station in Cornelia, owner of Chirmont Reality, co-owner of The Manna House in Sautee, and worked for the late Larry Burkett of the former Christian Financial Concepts. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Clermont.
Most importantly, Christine loved God with all her heart, mind and soul. She had a special relationship with the Lord Jesus. Her prayer life was constant, as she would pray for anyone who touched her life, even strangers. Always, she prayed for her sweet family and friends who loved her dearly.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Theodore (Ted) Lorenzen of Clermont; loving daughters, Patty Chirico of Gainesville, Terri Chirico Strong and son-in-law Chris Strong of Ellenwood; stepdaughters, Julie Lorenzen of Gainesville, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Jeanene Torrance and husband Hal of Queenstown, Md.; daughter-in-law, Ellen Chirico Seymour of Surfside Beach, S.C.; five loving grandchildren; and three sweet great-grandchildren.
A very special thank you to Dr. Jeffrey Terry and the Hospice Team at Northeast Georgia Medical Center for their extraordinary love, care, compassion and support. We also thank God for the numerous friends who constantly supported us in prayer. Those prayers kept us strong and comforted.
Send online condolences to memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
March 6, 2013