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Christie H. Heine

Christie Henning (Haley) Heine received her invitation into the mansions of Heaven at quarter past three on the morning of Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, Michigan, aged 47 (and considerable change), after a brief fight with pancreatic cancer.

Christie was born on January 10th, 1971 in Bristol, Pennsylvania, and raised in Levittown, Pennsylvania, graduating from Harry S. Truman High School in 1989.  She married Kevin Rex Heine on September 17th, 2010, the couple then settling in Kentwood, Michigan.

A daughter of the American Revolution and the American Confederacy, Christie was an accomplished genealogist, and a gifted chef and baker, with a great love for children.  Other than her personal salvation, she considered as her greatest gift from God the daughter that five different doctors had told her she would never conceive, let alone deliver.  Her gratitude for her Savior was expressed through her active service within Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, in Wyoming, Michigan.  She was also an activist and donor with the Kent County Republican Committee – her name is on the donor plaque at the current Kent GOP Headquarters – and well known within the network of Kent County veterans organizations.

Christie had signed up with the Michigan Organ Donor Registry.  Consistent with her wishes, her eyes have been harvested by the Michigan Eye Bank, so that another may see.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert, and her husband’s parents, Garwood & Florence Heine.  She is survived by her husband: Kevin; her daughter: Kristin; three step-children: Charles, Jennifer (Logan Bussell), and Nathan; her parents: Harry & Diana Haley; her brother: Harry II; two grandchildren; two particularly close nieces, Krystal and Hope Haley; and many additional colleagues, relatives, and friends.

Funeral services will be observed on the afternoon of Saturday, December 15th, at Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4201 Burlingame Ave. SW, Wyoming, Michigan, beginning at 2:00 p.m. (the family will receive visitors beginning at 1:00 p.m.).  A visitation will be hosted on Friday at the Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4031 Clyde Park Ave., Wyoming, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Holy Trinity will be live streaming the funeral service (http://bit.ly/christieheine) for those who are unable to attend.  Her family has requested that those desiring to leave a memorial, please consider donating to the Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran School Tuition Assistance Fund in her name.

  1. I hope you knew just how many lives you touched.

    - Lisa Haley
  2. RIP I will miss u it’s not goodbye it’s see u next time until then I’ll keep u and ur family in my thoughts

    - Chris Brophy
  3. Christie was a special friend to me
    I loved her outgoing spirit and contagious smile.
    She was always caring for the kids at school, and loved so deeply each one!
    I will miss her dearly, especially not seeing her each time I show up at my grandchildren’s school.
    Doing school lunches with Christie help was always fun!!
    My prayers are with you Kevin and Kristen.
    May all the beautiful memories fill your heart overflowing…and give you peace.
    Christie life was an testimony to all who knew her.
    My heart misses her already…
    May the Lord walk with you in the coming days and heal your hearts.
    In Deepest Sympathy
    Susan DeGroot

    - Susan DeGroot
  4. She was great friend. She will be miss very much. My thought and prayers goes out to the family and friends. Rest In Peace Christie Haley Heine! Now with Your brother Rob. Until we meet again💔

    - Carolyn Syked
  5. I’ve known Christie since the 5th grade. She was a very sweet person. I’m really going to miss all her posts and her daughter is a spitting image of her I remember running into her one time and her and telling me that she was never going to be able to have children well she overcame that you had a beautiful daughter just like her. I’m sorry she’s gone but not in any more pain. May she 4-ever rest in peace. Amen.

    - Angelyn Cortese-smith
  6. You will be greatly missed! You did sone much for the children at Holy Trinity. Thank you for all your sacrafices you made. Rest In Peace in the arms od the Lord.

    - Eric Brown
  7. A kind and wonderful person, a sweet and loving soul. Christine you will be missed, we are blessed that your legacy of love and light will shine on through your amazing daughter.

    - Monica Sparks
  8. Goodbye for now Dear friend. You will be missed by many. Thank you for all you did for the children, and everyone else whose life you touched. You were a kind and loving person. Rest in the arms of Jesus and we will see you again.

    - Scott and Nancy Glascott
  9. To my Aunt TT,
    There aren’t enough word to express how much you have touched so many people. How you have connected so many with your smile and charisma. How you are the glue to many people broken hearts. But because of you in our lives we may see the light. We may be blessed to live and do you proud by honoring you in the way you lived. That in its self is to shine and let others shine. I shall miss your sparkle,love, and laugh I shall see you again my sweet beloved aunt. I promise to hug you so tight that our heavenly father will feel it. Bless you Aunt TT. Xoxoxoxo

    - Stephany Dean
  10. Kevin, My family’s prayers are going out to your family. Losing wife and mother has to be hard. Let us know what we can do to help.

    - Kent Vanderwood
  11. There are some who question the reality of a “selfless act.” They argue that if we feel good about it, it isn’t really selfless. But Christie’s actions were not about making her feel good. She was motivated by a love for people. That is proven by the fact that she continued to do good even if she didn’t get so much as a “Thank you” for it. God be praised for this “1st Resurrection” (Rev 20:5). Just wait until we see her in the glory of the 2nd Resurrection!

    - John Schnose
  12. It was a chance meeting on Mackinac Island in 2011 that led to me connecting with Christie & Kevin. Kristin was just a little one. Since then, I’ve come to know this family so much more. I was honored to have them at my wedding in 2017 and to see them again at the last State Convention. Christie will be deeply missed! My prayers go out to Kevin, Kristin, & the rest of the family.

    - Tisha Jones-Holubec
  13. I had the pleasure of meeting Christie through her wonderful husband Kevin we all became friends I helped Kevin with his campaign at one time spent time with them in their home and got Christie a Fitbit…they will always be very dear to me and even though we didn’t see each other I’m so saddened to hear of this…my love and prayers go out to them and their family and just know I am always here…and she’s resting now with God…

    - Lisa Blair
  14. Christie was a real friend and always nice. She showed Christ’s love through service for her church and community. prayers to Kevin and Kristin.

    - Kent Boersema
  15. Christie, You are now one of God’s angels . Fly high , fly high. You will be greatly missed. Sending prayers to you and your family 🙏❤️

    - Lisa Brophy
  16. Christie you will be missed ,you have been a great friend. RIP we love you. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your Family

    - Kathy Martin
  17. RIP Christie. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Our deepest sympathy.

    - Carol Pennell
  18. Aunt tt
    How severely miss you no matter what hear the best person I know kind and sweet please have a great time in heaven and wait for us

    - Sheila
  19. we, will, miss, Christie, she, was, a, very, sweet, very nice, person, and, she, will, be, greatly, missed! our, thoughts, and, prayers, are, with the, family, at this, time! from, Mr, and, Mrs DeHoog

    - Christine DeHoog
  20. Christie you will be missed by alot of your family and friends. We are sadden to hear of your passing. We are so happy to have had you as our friend in high school.

    - Lisa and Ron Kania
  21. Shocked and saddened at the loss of a fellow genealogist separated by an ocean but connected by ancestry in Yorkshire, England.

    May you rest peacefully in the arms of all the ancestors who have preceded you

    - Ian Hayley - England
  22. Kevin, my prayers are with you as you continue to persevere during the loss of a dear wife and loving mother. My prayer is that you will always remember Christie has received the crown of life and that the Lord will give you the strength and support you need to cope and persevere.

    - Kurt M. Uhlenbrauck

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