Elissa Renee Mackey Christian

Funeral Notice


Ms. Elissa Renee Mackey Christian, 46, of Hampton, GA (formerly of Chattanooga, TN & Five Points, AL) died Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Piedmont Henry Hospital, Stockbridge, GA. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Vines Funeral Home Chapel, LaFayette at 1:00 p.m. (CST) with Pastor Cecilia Broome officiating.  Viewing the remains and visitation with the family will be from 11:00 a.m (CST) until the funeral hour. Interment will be in Handy Cemetery, LaFayette.

Elissa was born in Chattanooga, TN to the late Jimmie Roger Mackey and Lesise Mackey Middleton on August 18,1975. Although she considered herself a Georgia native, she spent her early childhood years in Chattanooga, TN.  She also spent her summer vacations and school breaks in Five Points, AL.  She accepted Christ at an early age and contined her walk with Him until her transition. 

Elissa graduated from Riverwood High School.  She continued her studies at both Southern Union State Junior College and Grand Canyon University, where she received 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, GA, Erynne Christian, Augusta, GA, and Bryce Christian, Lithia Springs, GA; her mother: Lesise Middleton, Hampton, GA; one brother: Brian Mackey, LaGrange, GA; 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 & friends.

She was preceded in death by her father: Jimmie Roger Mackey, her son: Nicholas Christian, and her devoted grandparents: Bob and Selena Ward.

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I have know Ellissa for several years she was a loving mother to all her children and her mother and brother she would always help people and may she finally be in peace as this woman has been thru hell and back

So sorry to hear of the loss of your very precious one. May the God of love, peace and comfort be with you all and give you enduring strength.

Hi Mama Christian, I hope you're having fun and is at peace up there. I just want to thank you for blessing me with your oldest daughter and that I got to know your family, I will always remember the laughs and fun moments we shared. Thank you again, for everything. <3

My heartfelt condolences to family. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

Alyssa resting in paradise you will be missed.

Thank you for birthing one of my coolest friends, we never met but I heard nice things about you from your daughter Erynne, my prayer is out to the family.

Rest easy Queen Elissa you have earned your wings. To be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD. Prayers and condolences to all of your loved ones

Sending our love and prayers for the family on behalf of your cousins in Indiana. Descendants of Lucille Cospy/Ward-Crossley late sister of Bob Ward

Rest In Peace Ms. Elissa you will be deeply missed you can now rest with no more pain.

I’m lost for words. I can’t lie. But with the family we have, we were taught to be strong women. And Lissa (my aunt) was strong ! Always kept it real! And always made you smile. Never a bad moment. You raised me. You watched over me. Like family should! You ran your course with life. And now your finally free. I love you auntie ! Forever & always

You did an awesome job with kids. I can’t thank you enough. Rest In Peace knowing I will make sure to finish what you started.

I'm going to miss you so much and may.god.keep.With him.i will see you soon.Uncle. Labrone Mackey.

I wivll Miss you with all my Heart I will see u again. Your Uncle Labrone Mackey.

You’ll be missed greatly. I’m grateful to have known you.

Sissy, I miss you so much. Our talks & laughs were the highlights of our days. You were such a great sister to me and I am so thankful you were in our lives (Image and me). We will always love you. Rest well

Love you Cuz. Rest in eternal peace.

Such a beautiful spirit and a beautiful person that God allowed us to experience on Earth, I am glad that we were friends for over 30 years. I will cherish your memory and I will always love you my dear sweet friend.

“Lisa no more pain no more heart aches” God have given you a resting place “May your wings fly high” And your spirit run free to watch over your three babies you left behind To Lauren, Erin, and Bryce your mom truly loved you May all the beautiful memories you have, hold them tight and she will forever be in your hearts With all my love Auntie Barbara

Heartfelt condolences to the family May God you all peace and comfort at this time. My prayers are with you all. Sherry Davis

Rest in Peace Elissa. Sending prayers to my little cousins and your family.

I love you so so so so so so much, Mommy. I know you’re going to be watching over us but I’m still going to miss seeing your beautiful face and hearing your voice. So many people are telling me we look alike, Mom! I guess they were right all these years. We never saw the resemblance but I’m starting to think the people are right this time. (: Life isn’t going to be the same without you, but I’ll see you again. This isn’t the end for us. Tell everyone hi for me. I love you. Always.

Rest in peace my beautiful niece

I love you always and forever, Mom.

Family pray your strength in Lord. Know she not in pain and seating at the feet of Jesus.

Lissa, you will truly be missed! You were such a joy and a light to our family! You were my niece, my sister and my daughter, all in one! I thank God for giving you to us for forty-six years! You left a legacy here in your children! You have joined the host of heaven! Home at last! Your last words to me were, “I will see you, when you get home”! When my time of service is up, I will!

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