Christola Corbitt
Thursday
7
July

Visitation at Main Service

9:00 am - 10:45 am
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
353 South New Road
Pleasantville, New Jersey, United States
Thursday
7
July

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
353 South New Road
Pleasantville, New Jersey, United States
Thursday
7
July

Final Resting Place

2:00 pm
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Atlantic City Cemetery
New Road & Washington Avenue
Pleasantville, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Christola H. Corbitt

Christola Beck Corbitt was born October 29,1928, to Burlese (nee' Meyer) and Robert Beck in Barnwell County, South Carolina. She had a peaceful departure from the Atlanticare Regional Medical Center – Atlantic City, New Jersey on June 29, 2022.

She was educated at the Dunbarton Public School System in South Carolina. She met her future husband, Joseph Corbitt, at a church social when she was a young girl in 1944. They married a year later. During the first year of their marriage, Joseph was inducted into the Army. Upon his discharge, they decided to move North with their first son, Joe Jr., to Atlantic City, New Jersey. She found employment at the Chalfonte Haddon Hall (which later became Resorts International) and later she worked at Lenox China for 22 years.

Mrs. Corbitt was a member of the New York Ave Church of God for more than sixty years, where she served and supported the church as its First Lady for 20 years. She was a member of the adult Sunday School and a Deaconess. She also enjoyed singing in the choir and listening to old hymns by the Gaither's singing group. She was the treasurer for The New Jersey Association of Ministers' Wives & Ministers' Widows, Inc. Christola loved cooking for her family and spending time with them, especially for Sunday dinners. She also enjoyed traveling, gardening, and shopping. Her daily routine included talking on the phone with her sister Shirley.

She is predeceased by: her parents, Burlese and Robert Beck; her sons, Joseph Jr., Johnnie Sr. and McKelvin; her grandson, Andre Corbitt; brothers, Melvin Beck, and Robert Lee Beck; and sister, Hiawatha Moore.

Christola leaves to celebrate her life: her husband of 76 years, Joseph, Sr; children, Edward Corbitt (Greta) and Patricia Firebrace (James); sister, Shirley Blocker; daughters-in-law; Amber Ward, Barbara Corbitt and Darnell Moody; godson, David "Teddy" Johnson; a faithful nephew, Timothy Tolbert; a close family friend who is like a son, Walter "Chip" Forth; 14 grandchildren, Christina, Johnnie, Nina, Kimberly, Lamar, Tosha, Yahsyn, Kena, Kamillah, Malik, Ayanna, Amanda, Jimmy, and Monique; 21 great-grandchildren; 10 great great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services will be 11AM, Thursday, July 7, 2022, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 353 South New Road, Pleasantville, New Jersey, with visitation beginning at 9AM. For those that cannot attend, the service will be available to view on YouTube at https://youtu.be/TIEM84rMNmc. Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., Atlantic City, where condolences maybe left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.

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