Nora Inez Crist

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Nora Inez Crist

May 17, 1941 - October 30, 2018

Nora Inez Crist ANSTED [ndash] Nora Inez Crist, also known as Memaw, Sis, Shorty, Baby Doll, Barry's mom and Nora. Nora went to be with her Lord and Savior while surrounded by family and friends on October 30, 2018 in Charleston, WV.
Born May 17, 1941 on Shade Creek in Victor, WV, she was preceded in death by her infant son Michael Aaron Crist, her mother Frieda McVey, her father Augustus McVey and her brothers JC McVey and Samuel McVey.
Nora is survived by her son Barry Crist (Kim), her grandsons Jeremy Crist (Kristi), Joshua Crist, Jacob Crist and one great grandson Jaxon Crist, all of Ansted, WV as well as her special companion of 21 years Ray Crist of Hico, WV whom she loved and adored. Nora is also survived by many siblings, Tom McVey (Bonnie) of Princeton WV, Sharon Fox of Proctorville OH, James Conrad McVey (Rita) of Beckley WV, Richard McVey (Debbie) of Mt Hope WV, Victoria Markivich (Andy) of Ansted WV, Melody Wallen (Steve) of Bradley, WV and her sister-in-law Lynn McVey, Ansted WV. She is also survived by a host of many nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.
Nora was a dedicated Christian and member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Ansted, where she filled many roles over the years. She served faithfully in the United Methodist Women and also served as church treasurer and church secretary. She loved her church family and often she was surrounded by children during Sunday sermons. Her love for God was indescribable.
Nora was retired from the Fayette County Board of Education after nearly 40 years where she worked as a secretary at Ansted High School, Midland Trail High School and the Central office of Fayette County schools. She also attended WV Tech where she received an Associate degree in business.
Nora always lived life to the fullest and gave more than she received and was always thinking of others before herself. Her house was always open to those in need. She could often be found sitting on her front porch welcoming family, friends and neighbors; she would offer advice, wisdom and genuine conversation. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting or doing needlepoint while sitting in her rocking chair. There are no words to describe her love for flowers and sweet treats. Nora's front yard was frequently a playground for the local neighborhood children whom she loved dearly. Nora also loved to travel and see new places and was often taking "the trip of a lifetime" with her family to create memories. Backroad adventures with Ray were her favorite. To those that knew and loved her, Nora was truly larger than life.
Finally, Nora cherished her family more than anything. If there was a family event, you could be sure that she would be in the midst of the activities taking place. Her time was best spent with her family, whether it be on a trip to the beach, a family gathering for a holiday, or just dinner. Her love for "her babies" Jeremy, Joshua, Jacob and Jaxon was unmatched. Babysitting her great-grandson Jaxon was one of her many blessings.
A special thanks goes out to the staff on 5 South at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division, especially to Nurse Nora for her compassion, kindness and caring spirit for Nora and her family during a trying and difficult time.
Services will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Ansted WV. Visitation with the family will be from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The Celebration of Life service will begin at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Herman Jones officiating.
Published on November 1, 2018
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