Nancy Ellen Raup Christner

Nancy Ellen Raup Christner, 71, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Ethel Mae Haas Raup.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Russell Christner; her 2 daughters, Tiffany Ekko and her husband, Johnny of Richmond, VA; Nancy Moore and her husband Alvie of Annandale, VA; 3 sons, Vince Civale and his wife, Ginny of Trenton, NJ; Joe Civale of Trenton, NJ; and Jim Civale and his wife Emme of American Samoa; 3 sisters, Linda Raup, Joann Nanticoke, Jonie Josefowicz; her brother, Jimmy Raup and his wife, Flo; and many grandchildren.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Home, Health, and Hospice of Halifax.

A memorial service will be held at the Christner residence on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Family and friends are invited to stop by any time between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. to meet the family and to ''Celebrate a Life Well Lived''. For more information, visit

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