Christina Shoemaker, 47, formerly of Bristol RI, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Newport Hospital on July 27, 2018. Tina enjoyed the simple things in life and lived it to the fullest, her infectious smile brought joy to everyone she encountered.
Tina is survived by her parents George and Judy Shoemaker of Bristol, her brother Christopher Shoemaker, sister Kimberly Cranson, brother-in-law Thomas Cranson, nephew Thomas Cranson jr, her grandmothers Ola Mae Shoemaker and Kathy Cranson and many aunts, uncles and cousins along with the 5 residents of the group home where she lived at 12 Beagle Dr., Middletown, RI. She was preceded in death by her grandparents John Shoemaker, Ralph Martin and Guida Martin.
A participant at the James L Maher center for over 20 years Tina actively supported the community. She was a member of the Bridges bombers bowling team, Our Voices Count advocacy group and Woman’s World social group. She enjoyed helping others, participating in the ALS walkathon and the Heart and Soul Walk to benefit the Potter League shelter for animals where she also volunteered. For 15 years, Tina delivered the Newport Daily News with a smile to neighboring homes.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home 375 Broadway Newport, RI. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Memorial Funeral Home 375 Broadway Newport, RI.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Looking Upwards PO Box 4289, Middletown, RI, 02842.