In Memory

Mary Chris Fox (Blackistone)

Mary Christine Fox (Blackistone) 

Mary Christine “Christi” Fox Blackistone, 64, of Avenue, MD died on October 2, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Born March 6, 1951, in Berkeley, CA, she is the daughter of Robert Hamlon Fox of Viera, FL and the late Lorraine Maxine Parks Fox.

On May 4, 1974 Christi married her beloved husband, Bruce Edward Blackistone. Together they celebrated over 41 wonderful years of marriage. Christi enjoyed gardening, being with her friends for many years at Bingo and then at the gym; along with a great love for her cats and dogs. However, her greatest love was for her family.

In addition to her beloved husband, Bruce Edward Blackistone, and her father, she is also survived by her children, Michael Blackistone (Lynn Moroniac) of Dumfries, VA, Kevin Blackistone of Baltimore, MD, Elisabeth Blackistone Davis (Jon Davis) of Woodbridge, VA, and Amanda Blackistone of Great Mills, MD; her siblings, Jan Fox of Viera, FL, Bobbi Fox Davis of Silver Spring, MD, Chuck Fox of Bethesda, MD, and her grandson, Zachary Adrian Blackistone, as well as wonderful group of nieces and nephews and their loved ones. She is preceded in death by her mother, Lorraine Maxine Parks Fox (“Micki”).

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., with a Funeral Service celebrated by Reverend Harry Harper at 11:00 a.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 21569 Oakley Road, Avenue, MD 20609 (approximately 1 mile south on Oakley Road). Interment in the All Saints’ cemetery will follow the service, with a funeral feast at All Saints’ Parish Hall, a little less than two miles further south on Oakley Road. (Do not trust computer navigation, it will send you to the rectory!)

Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, Oakley Parish, Post Office Box 307, Avenue, MD 20609 or Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad, Post Office Box 7, Avenue, MD 20609.

Condolences may be made to

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.





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01/10/16 07:39 PM #1    

Leland Gamson

Among my fondest memories of our high school days are Chris's Saturday night parties at her home. Under the supervision of her late mother, the parties were both wholesome and fun. Once i asked her if I could bring my older brother with me as he was home on break from Beloit College. She said that was a good idea as "it will make the party more sophisticated". I will always remember Chris as being comfortable with herself and with others. I look foreward to a great Viking renunion party in the World To Come. 

01/11/16 11:28 AM #2    

Margaret H. Yarnell (Ruell)

I couldn't agree more with Leland's onservations about Mary. As a newcomer to Bethesda in 9th grade I was befriended by Mary. She was sensitve to and compassionate about others' cicrcumstances. Her 16th birthday party was absolutely incredible. Mary and her mother made a great team, throwing a party where everyone felt welcomed and special. I wish I'd known her in later years.

01/12/16 07:51 AM #3    

Diane Gallop

Mary was very welcoming to me, a newcomer at Pyle.   I remember feeling crestfallen when my parents traipsed throught the snow to pick me up after a a sleepover at her house, where I was being fed steak tartare and fresh homemade doughnuts.  It was exciting at the Foxes.  Mary had an incubator for baby chicks in her bedroom and a very warm family.

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