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Kristi Michele Rich

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Kristi Michele Rich, age 49, of Crockett passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2019 at her home.  Kristi was born November 11, 1969 in Crockett to parents, Frank Delano Meador and Linda Chandler Meador.  She graduated from Grapeland High School in 1988 then received her cosmetology license from Anderson Center in Palestine. She was the owner and operator of a beauty shop in Lovelady for six years enjoying time spent with all of her customers.  Most of all, she loved being a stay-at-home mom and housewife cherishing every minute with her boys and husband.  After serving as a substitute teacher with Lovelady ISD, Kristi was employed by Lovelady State Bank where she worked for over seventeen years wearing many hats lastly being Head Teller.  Growing up in the Grapeland Missionary Baptist Church, she later became a member of Lovelady First Baptist Church. Having a selfless heart always putting others before herself, Kristi was an inspiration, being loved by many and her relationship with her friends was also something she held very close.  She dearly loved her family and cherished every moment with them believing if you had God and you had family, you had everything.  Kristi was a fighter, she was a survivor, she was a champion of the faith.

Kristi is survived by husband, Mike Rich of Crockett; sons, Michael Rich and wife, Chelsea of White Oak, Taylor Rich of Crockett; grandsons, Hudson and Kaden Rich of White Oak; mother, Linda Chandler Meador of Grapeland; sisters, Felicia Meador of Grapeland, Kelli Boyd and husband, Cade of Grapeland; brother-in-law, Steve Rich of Huntsville; sister-in-law, Cindy Pantelone and husband, Joe of La Vernia; nieces, Cheney Boyd of Grapeland, Natalie Pantelone of La Vernia; nephews, Case Boyd of Grapeland, Joseph Pantelone of La Vernia; aunts and uncle, Thelda Bartee of Grapeland, Sue and Curtis Wallace of Frankston; numerous cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Meador; mother- and father-in-law, Betty and R. C. “Tut” Rich; grandparents, Bro. O. P. and Gladys Meador, Lewis and Verna Lee Chandler.

Funeral services for Kristi Michele Rich will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019 in the Grapeland Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Bob Goodnight, Bro. Albert Munsinger and Bro. Mitchell Kleckley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Maydelle.  Family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation, P. O. Box 652, Crockett, TX  75835 or online at

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  1. Sorry for the loss of your love one, y’all are in my prayers.

  2. Oh! LORD ! Oh Lord ! Oh Lord !
    Lift up the family LORD !
    Surround them with your presence !
    Hold them tight !
    Please LORD ! Help them feel you !

  3. Kristi was a shining light in my life. She will be missed.
    My heart is with all of you today and always.

  4. We grieve the loss of your precious Kristi;our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Sorry for your loss. Will think of you in my prayers. May the Lord comfort you during this time of the loss of your love one.

  6. I am so sorry to learn of Kristi’s passing – and the fact that I was unable to attend her funeral. I have so may fond memories of Kristi and my prayers and love are with her precious family.

  7. To a beautiful, loving friend. Missed by many. An angel. Always in the hearts of your family. Love you !!

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