In Memory of Christina Roberts
Christina Roberts lived a very humble, gracious and authentic life, spreading her love, joy, refreshing positivity and energy with everyone she met. Like no other person in the world, Christina breathed joy into every second of every day, constantly sharing a bright and strong smile for everyone, no exceptions. Hands down, we all agree she gave the best hugs that were long, strong, and with love, sending her happiness through to you.
Christina loved life and would want you to find your own peace and comfort in knowing you are loved and blessed! Sadly, on Monday July 29, 2019, Christina died in an auto-pedestrian accident in Charleston, SC at the age of 36. Christina’s obituary is available at Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Christina spent over half her life working in the service industry, beginning at 15 years old where she worked in a doughnut shop. While attending college for a degree in film and theater production, she worked at a popular pizza restaurant in Atlanta, GA. She continued there for many years after receiving her bachelor’s degree. Christina had a natural gift for establishing a genuine rapport with her customers and provided outstanding service to all. She was a dedicated and hard worker, never missing a shift, always offering to cover for others or take on additional roles. She brought smiles to everyone in her presence. She was routinely recognized by her supervisors for providing exemplary customer service.
Christina also loved to travel and went to Costa Rica multiple times, as well as Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Scotland and all throughout the United States. She loved the natural beauty of the world, meeting locals, seeing how they lived and sustained themselves. There was never a time in her life when she wasn’t planning another adventure.
After many years in the service industry, Christina found her true calling and decided to enroll in the Nursing Program at Georgia State University. She was inspired with her studies, always eager to learn more and to begin working in her field with her BSN, RN.
Upon graduation in early 2017, Christina was offered an internship at Northside Women’s Hospital in the Women’s Surgical Recovery Unit in Atlanta. Shortly thereafter, the internship turned into a permanent position. Although she only worked for the hospital for two years, she made a positive impact on her patients, staff, and co-workers. Here are some thoughts shared by Christina’s immediate supervisor, Ashley Lenox, of Northside Hospital:
“Christina was an outstanding nurse, she always went above and beyond the call of duty. She never complained and truly had a heart of gold. I could tell that nursing was Christina’s life passion. She always had a smile on her face no matter what had happened during her shift, her smile lit up the room. Christina was a bright, shining star receiving numerous appreciations from patients and staff alike. She was caring, empathetic, respectful and kind to everyone she met. Christina loved being a nurse and it showed on and off our unit. She was quick to offer assistance to those in need or doing something silly to make us laugh. I believe Christina embodied what it means to be a nurse; to be dedicated to your patients and develop trust, to treat everyone with dignity, respect, and kindness. Christina was selfless, and treated her patients like family, she truly made difference in every one she met.”
-Ashley Lenox, BSN, RN, RNC-MNN, CBC
Women’s Surgical Unit
Christina’s passion for life and service to others was simply part of her DNA.She always made a positive impact on others throughout her short lifetime.Although Christina never participated in a Nursing Beyond Borders (NBB) program, her family believes that the way she lived her life aligns with their mission and goals, making her the perfect ambassador for NBB and we hope that donations to NBB will continue to help impact the lives of others throughout the world.
Nursing Beyond Borders would like to thank Christina’s family for thinking of us during this difficult time. It is always so sad to lose a family member. We grieve for the loss of not only a daughter, sister, friend, but a phenomenal nurse that made a difference in the lives of everyone she met. Christina’s family has asked for donations to our organization in lieu of flowers. If this is of interest to you please click the button below to be taken to that donation page. All funds donated in her memory will be going towards our mission work in Mexico and Asia. These funds help bring preventative care and health education to children that would otherwise not receive it. Thank you for thinking of us in this time of mourning.