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Christine W. Stubbs Obituary


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“R.I.P. Mommy in your Heavenly Home. Will Love You Always. ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Jesse L. Stubbs, Jr. - Roselle, NJ

“Jesse and family, I just got the email that saddens me greatly. I worked with Chris at Merck and recruited at NSBE with her and prepared her...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Tina Garrett

“Very sorry to hear of your loss, my condolences to the family. During her brief term at Merck we worked together in maintenance, and became friends....Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Joanne Moore

“My sincere condolences to Chris' whole family. She was a colleague of mine for many years and I had the pleasure to admire her passion, integrity and...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Renee Dineen

“I remember Tine's beautiful smile and she had a heart of gold! She is truly one beautiful person! My bother Ron loved her like she was family and...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Dali Duncombe

“Dear Jesse and familyI am shocked and sadded by Chris' sudden passing. My condolences to you and your family. Chris had such a bubbly and infectious...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Kim Huat

“Chris- of course only you could be born on the day of Christ and leave us on a day of love!!! I will always love you and told my Mom and Dad to...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Kathleen

“We are truly sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept ourcondolences and we pray God gives you comfort, strength and peace during this difficult...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Wilbur & Hyacinth Wright

“Chris, I will always miss your smile and the big hug you always gave me when I would see you at work each morning. I will miss you very much.Jon ”
9 of 21 | Posted by: Jon

“Oh my gosh! Chris. How I will miss your beautiful smile, generous spirit, and loving wisdom. Our time together at Genentech were some of my most...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Meribeth Germino

“Dear Jesse and family, My sincere condolences. I am so sad to hear of Chris' passing. I worked with her in Merck and agin in Genentech and Roche....Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Pat Yang

“I am so sorry to hear of tin passing. She touch so many people in passing through merck. I met her in 1986, she was a very nice and sweet person, u...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Josephine Ferrell

“So sorry to hear of Ms. Chris' passing, she was a friend to all in her years at Merck and loved by all who knew her. My condolences to the family. ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Joseph Salter

“Jesse, I am really sorry to hear of Chris's passing. My prayers are with you and your family as you deal with this tremendous loss. Chris and I...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Brenda Williams

“Jesse: Please accept my condolences on the loss of my esteemed colleague and friend. Gone much too soon!! As you know Chris and I started at Merck...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Tony Hutchinson

“Uncle Jesse, I am deeply saddened by the loss of Aunt Christine. I know that no words can ease the pain and loss that you are feeling right now. It...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Tina N. White-Garrett

“Jesse - I was most fortunate to work with and sponsor Chris for the Black Engineer of the Year award while in Process Engineering at Merck. Chris...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Larry Kennedy

“As a co-worker at Merck in Albany, Ga. I came to know Christine and send my condolences to the family. Christine was a force at the plant and we...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Jerry Corbin

“Aunt Tine....I'm going to miss you sooo much. I love you sooo much. I will do my best for you to stand up and become a great man and make you proud....Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: derrick

“Tine thank you for being so kind and generous to me over these last 25 years. You always accepted me from day one, even with my flaws. Thank you for...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Ron

“My dear beloved aunt Tine........I miss you so much.....thank you for everything you have done for me in my life.......I will miss seeing your...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: "Mon"


Time to Be Born Christine W. Stubbs was born Christine Williams on December 25, 1949 in Summerville, SC to the late Christopher Crummy and Sally Williams. Christine or ("Tine" or "Chris") as she was affectionately referred to, was the sixth of eight children born to Sally Williams. She attended the Dorchester County School System in South Carolina and graduated from high school in 1967. She furthered her education at Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC in which she received an Associate Degree in Chemical Engineering and in 1971, she continued to further her education by enrolling in Howard University and graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering. A Time to Love Prior to enrolling in Howard, Chris met and married the love of her life, Jessie L. Stubbs, Sr. on December 19, 1971. This glorious marriage spanned 42 years and produced three children, Jesse Jr., Nyieka and Ayisha Stubbs. The family eventually settled in New Jersey and Tine became a member of The Mount Olive Baptist Church on Easter Sunday in 1977. While a member of Mount Olive, she served in the Choir and as a Trustee. In the early 90's, the family relocated to Albany, GA, returning to New Jersey in 1996 and subsequently relocating again in 2005 to San Mateo, CA. A Time for Every Purpose Under The Heaven During her life, Tine displayed a truly loving heart, an infectious smile and a steadfast Christian spirit that enabled her to always have a positive word for anybody that she came in contact with. These attributes allowed her to accumulate many notable accolades, as she was the first woman in the history of Howard University to graduate with a degree in Chemical Engineering. In a professional capacity, she received the Black Engineer of the Year Award in 1993 for her continued dedication to the field of Chemical Engineering. Throughout a professional career that spanned almost 40 years with companies the like of Exxon/Mobil. Merck and Genentech, she held some of the most senior roles in these respective organizations and was a constant advocate for women's rights, equal opportunities for qualified minorities and an active recruiter of minority students through her affiliation with the National Society of Black Engineers ("NSBE") A Time to Transition Tine transitioned to her heavenly home on February 14, 2014, while residing in San Mateo, CA. She is predeceased by her father, Christopher Crummy; sisters: Betty, Claretta and Carrie Belle Williams. Tine is survived by her Mother, Sally Williams of Monroe, NY; Husband, Jessie L. Stubbs, Sr. of San Mateo CA; Son, Jesse L. Stubbs, Jr of Roselle, NJ; Daughters, Nyieka and Ayisha Stubbs of San Mateo, CA; Step-Daughter, Sonya Hamilton of Liberty, NY; Grandsons: Kyeon, Nyiem, Jahmal and Tyilyk of San Mateo, CA; Sisters: Ida Williams of Monroe, NY and Elaine Williams of Monticello, NY; Brothers/(In Laws): Sam Williams of Summerville, SC (Dorothy Williams) and Anthony Williams of Monticello, NY; Aunt; Bertha Samuels of Summerville, SC, Mother-in-Law, Vera Stubbs of Columbus, OH. Additional-in-Laws; Mary White of Fort Deposit, AL (J.D. White), Annie Ruth Taylor of Birmingham, AL, Ora Lee Pope Campbell of Columbus, OH (Frank Campbell), James Stubbs of Jamaica, NY (Ella Stubbs), Elaine McFarland of Monticello, NY (Neal McFarland); Catherine Walker of Monticello, NY; Curtis and Jose Stubbs of Monticello, NY, and Ricky Stubbs of Columbus, OH, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and friends.

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