Christine Mary Mann was born on September 17, 1953 in Worcester, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Violet Mae Mann and Willie Bradshaw. She was raised by her sister Rosalie Tenix and Rosalie’s husband Wilmore White, all of whom have predeceased her. She went to Saint John’s grammar school and enjoyed dancing and playing music. Christine was a mischievous child often getting into trouble with her sisters and nephews. She loved to cook and was known for feeding everybody and not caring if they were hungry! Christine left for New York in 1973 and never looked back. She has lived in New York for over 40 years and has made numerous friends. She was known for doing kind things like buying pizza and lollipops for every kid in the playground. Because of these acts and many more, she was seen as a mom to a lot of the kids and teenagers in her neighborhood, often showing her a lot of respect. People often spoke about her good-heart and generosity. She was also known for small acts of kindness throughout New York City, such as feeding the homeless or giving the security officer at her work a kiss on the cheek every day. Christine has always been the type to protect those who were weaker and smaller, even as a child she would get off the bus and beat up bullies for picking on children who could not defend themselves. She often used the quote “before you think of the man that has no shoes, think of the man that has no feet” to remind her of her many blessings. Christine has recently started attending church again and has always been a praying woman. One of her favorite joys was laughing and joking with all the boys in the family especially, Bryan and James.
Christine leaves to mourn one daughter, Sheliqua Mann of Worcester; one son, Ricardo Blake of Mooresville; four grandchildren, Ri’Kye, Na’Zariah, Ka’Myiah and Ma’Laysia also from Mooresville; three sisters, Linda Jackson and her husband Bryan of Worcester, Lilliemae Martin of Clearwater and Dorothy Goldner and her husband Jeffrey of Cherry Hill and two brothers, English Bradshaw of Worcester and James Bradshaw of Worcester, and her partner and companion Nathaniel Quattlebaum of Queens. Also, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, extended family, coworkers and friends. Christine was predeceased by her brothers, Calvin Bradshaw, Paul Bradshaw, Wesley Bradshaw, Thomas Bradshaw and Andrew Bradshaw all of Worcester; and sister Elizabeth Bradshaw of Worcester; nephew Kenny Martin of Worcester and an Aunt Rose also of Worcester. For Tina, family and extended family meant the world to her. She felt that family is the most important and precious gift from God.