Christine Marie Perkins, age 53 of Dayton, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019 at her home. She was born September 28, 1965 in Dayton, Ohio to Daniel and Kathleen (McCrate) Collins.
She is preceded in death by her father; maternal grandparents, James and Martha McCrate; uncle, James M. McCrate and aunt, Sr. Mary Rose McCrate CPPS.
Christine is survived by her mother, Kathleen; brother, Gregory A. Collins; aunts, Patricia and her husband, Bruce Gibbons and Mary Eleanor McCrate; numerous cousins and other extended family and friends.
Christine was a 1984 graduate of Alter High School and attended School of Advertising Art, receiving her associate degree in graphic design. She had been employed by AdVentures, Kettering as the art director and had the opportunity to work with many local clients on prestigious projects. Christine was recognized for her accomplishments in the industry with 2 Hermes Creative Awards. Later she gained employment as the groundskeeper for Carriage Trace Condominiums and has worked there for the last 10 years. Christine attended the Church of the Ascension and loved home improvement projects and landscaping. She was proud to have won the most recent Centerville City Beautification Award for her employer.
Family will receive guests from 10:00-11:00 am Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Church of the Ascension, Kettering. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am at the church and led by Father Ed Pratt. Burial will take place privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, Hospice of Dayton at 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420 or charity of the donor’s choice.