Marie Christa “Chris” König Hinnant, 79, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 after a heroic battle with cancer. Chris was born in Germany on December 25, 1934 to the late Franze and Therese König of Switzerland. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 28 years, John Hinnant and her brother. She was manager of various hair salons in NC & VA. Chris was a member of Ogden Baptist Church where she attended Sunday School and loved her church family. She also enjoyed visiting the Knightdale Baptist Sunday School class.
She is survived by her loving sister-in-law, Maggie Horton of Knightdale, a step-daughter, Trilby Hinnant of Yorktown Va., three nephews: Ray Hinnant and wife Carol of Wendell, Marshall Hinnant and wife Jane of Pittsboro and Tim Hinnant and wife Gail of Wendell; family friends Connie and Dwight Jones of Raleigh; Shane and Paulette Farmer of Hampstead.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Greenmount Cemetery, Wendell with Pastor Don Cashwell of Raleigh officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Zimmer Cancer Center Wilmington, Ogden Baptist Church Wilmington, or Hospice Care Center Wilmington, NC.
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Chris would especially want to thank her surgeons; Dr. John Powell and Dr. Cyrus Kotwall, Oncologists, Dr Andrew Schreiber and Dr. Michael Nichols Zimmer Cancer Center, Wilmington.
Condolences to the family may be sent to poolefuneral.com under Obituaries.