Ms. Elissa Renee Mackey Christian, 46, of Hampton, Ga. (Formerly of Chattanooga and Five Points, Alabama) died Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Piedmont Henry Hospital, Stockbridge, Georgia. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Chapel of the Vines Funeral Home, LaFayette at 1 p.m. (CDT) with Pastor Cecilia Broome as officiant. Visiting remains and visiting with family will be from 11:00 a.m. (CDT) until time of funeral. Interment will be in Handy, LaFayette cemetery.
Elissa was born in Chattanooga to the late Jimmie Roger Mackey and Lesise Mackey Middleton on August 18, 1975. Although she considered herself a native of Georgia, she spent her early childhood in Chattanooga.
She also spent her summer vacation and school vacation in Five Points, Alabama. She accepted Christ from an early age and continued to walk with Him until her transition.
Elissa graduated from Riverwood High School. She continued her education at Southern Union State Junior College and Grand Canyon University, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in elementary special education. She worked as a special education teacher at Lee Street Elementary School in Clayton County, Georgia.
Elissa was previously married to Rodney Christian for eleven years and they had four beautiful children: Nicholas, Lauren, Erynne and Bryce.
Elissa is survived by her children: Lauren Christian, Oxford, Georgia, Erynne Christian, Augusta, Georgia, and Bryce Christian, Lithia Springs, Georgia; his mother: Lesise Middleton, Hampton, Georgia; one brother: Brian Mackey, LaGrange; one sister: Selena Parks, Hampton, GA; her grandmother: Christine Mackey and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and three special friends – Felicita, Trinia and Sharon and other relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by her father: Jimmie Roger Mackey; her son: Nicholas Christian and her devoted grandparents: Bob and Selena Ward.
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Vines Funeral Home Inc., LaFayette will take care of the arrangements.