Christine Nicole Esters

July 2, 1985 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 38) 38 Years Old

Christine Esters Obituary

Christine Esters was born on July 2, 1985, to Shirley Nance and Willie Esters. She was known for her exceptional sweetness, intelligence, and dedication to her family and friends. From a young age, Christine had a genuine spirit and kind heart, which made it easy for her to make friends. She was passionate about travel and food and wiling to og anywhere for a good meal. Christine was known for her witty and playful personality often displayed on a daily basis.

Christine was a high-achiever who excelled in academics and athletics, earning many awards and titles. In 2015, she earned her Master of Arts degree from Northern Illinois University. Christine was passionate about inspiring others and always supported her loved ones, taking pride in their successes and comforting them during difficult times. Christine's faith was a cornerstone of her life. She shared her devotion to God with others by being an example and letting her light shine. She attended church every Sunday and lived her life with a sense of purpose and meaning.

In 2018, Christine declared that it would be her year of change. Christine followed in her parent's footsteps by joining the Illinois Department of Corrections as a Correctional Treatment Officer. Christine's co-workerscould count on her to be loyal, trustworthy, and the voice of reason. She built rapport with themost resistant care level inmates whom even the doctors had difficulty reaching. They entrustedher to be fair, doing what needed to be done.

2018 was indeed a year of change for Christine, as she gained a new last name. November of that year she tied the knot with the love of her life, Fredrick Lindsay, in a dream wedding attended by her closest friends and family, who celebrated the union of two souls so deeply in love. Christine and Fredrick's relationship was founded on a solid foundation of mutual love, respect, and admiration, making them an ideal match for one another.

Christine had a genuine affection for children. She was known for being a devoted and loving aunt who always went above and beyond to support her nieces and nephews. She also held a special place in her heart for her godchildren, whom she cherished dearly. Being around children brought immense joy and happiness to Christine's life. and she considered it a privilege to be a part of their lives.

Christine presented herself authentically; once her intentions were understood, her approach was appreciated by everyone! Christine lived abeautiful and fulfilling life on her own terms, without regret.

On Sunday, January 21, 2024, Christine and her brother, William Esters, sister, Tameaka Nance, nephew Joshua Nance, and nieces Alexandria, Alonnah, and Angel were called to their final resting place with the Lord.

She leaves behind to mourn her memory: husband, Fredrick Lindsay; sisters, Sharon and Cara (Daycarious); brother, Demetrius; niece Bryanna and Madison; nephews, Avery and Daycarious; godchildren, Tyrese Neal, Tavarous Neal, King Neal, Tristan Cade, and Amirah Aric-Alexandrea Gavins; aunt, Debra (Clifton); uncles, Leon and Hubbard Jr.; her squad: Tyvia, Ayanna, Mitihi, Bianca, and Jasmin; her IDOC intake class 18-C-8; and a host of cousins, friends, and co-workers.

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February 3, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Victory City Church
1741 Essington Road
Joliet, IL 60435

Celebration of Life
February 3, 2024

11:00 AM
Victory City Church
1741 Essington Road
Joliet, IL 60435

Interment following funeral service
February 3, 2024

Woodlawn Memorial Park
23060 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, Illinois 60431


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