Mary Christian

1947 - 2011

Mary Christian, age 64, of Columbia passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011, at her home surrounded by her family whom she loved so dearly. She was born, June 25, 1947 in Callaway County, the daughter of Alexander Fisher and Margaret (Burner) Fisher. Mary spent her life in service to others as a cook. She was happiest when she was cooking. She worked at area hotels, public schools, colleges, fraternities and sororities. Most of all she loved cooking for her family. She also enjoyed shopping and traveling. She took pride in her appearance, especially her nails. She was proud to be a member of Old New Richland Baptist Church. Survivors include three children: Marilyn Fisher, DeWayne Fisher, Kelly Christian, all of Columbia; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Ella Mae Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, friends and acquaintances. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by all five of her siblings, the Rev. Leonard Williams and his wife Myrtle who raised Mary as a child, two children: Katharine Clark and Cornell Christian, Jr., and one grandchild: Quinncee Christian. Friends will be received from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the Millard Family Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Greg Durant officiating. Interment will follow at Columbia Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of MILLARD FAMILY Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St., (573) 442-7112. Online condolences may be left for the family at