AAU Girls Basketball district director passes away
Lake Buena Vista, FL-- It's with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Bill Christy, Jean Christy's husband. Bill was the girls basketball district chair for North Carolina for over 10 years.
He passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm in the afternoon peacefully with his family around him.
Bill was very passionate about his "girls" and enjoyed many years dedicated to AAU Girls Basketball in Greensboro, in North Carolina and at many national Championships. Bill's dream of a Girl's Basketball competition where Districts could create "all-district" squads was fulfilled in the Junior Olympic Games National Championships in which North Carolina participated from 1998 - 2006. His Team North Carolina team won four AAU Junior Olympic National Championships in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2006. Bill was a lifetime member of the AAU and worked diligently to see that girls were given a equal opportunity to excel in sports and in life.
A Service of Remembrance and Celebration will be Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm at First Friends Meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina. Bill is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jean Christy; daughter Sondra Wilson, husband Rick and grandsons, Rede and Mark; daughter Donna Christy; daughter Diane Renfrow, husband Randy, granddaughter Christin Cratsley, husband David, great granddaughter Sara and great grandson Bradlee, and grandson Christopher. Also surviving are sisters Nancy Burdick, Sarah Daniel and Kathy Stack and sisters-in-law Betty Christy and Pansy Christy as well as many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and two great-great nephews. Instead of flowers, donations are requested to First Friends Meeting Outreach, 2100 W. Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27403.