Christina “Tina” M. Dillon-Rodgers, of Youngstown, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord at 7:37 PM on Friday, December 9, 2016, while a patient at the Hospice House, Poland, Ohio, following an extended illness. She was 60.
Ms. Christina was born on September 25, 1956, in Youngstown, a daughter to Matthew & Dorothy (Drake) Dillon.
A 1974 graduate from Boardman High School, she worked a variety of occupations throughout her life, such as a cosmetologist, a state tested nurse assistant, and she even owned & operated a floral shop in North Lima, Ohio.
She attended the Greater New & Living Way Temple of the Apostolic Faith Church, Sharon, Pennsylvania, and in her spare time, she enjoyed drinking Diet Pepsi, playing around on Facebook, watching her favorite movies "Karate Kid"& "Rocky", and listening to Dolly Parton & Tina Turner. However, spending time with all 18 of her grandchildren meant the world to her.
She is survived by: her mother, Dorothy “Dottie” Drake, Boardman, Ohio; her children, Rocky P. Dillon-DeFrank & his wife Alecia, Youngstown, Ricco Acevedo, Conneaut, Ohio, Rachel Acevedo, Columbus, Ohio, and Dawn Devilla, Jersey City, New Jersey; her sisters, Nanette Dillon, Canfield, Ohio, Sylvia Dillon, Boardman, and Flo Dillon, Washingtonville, Ohio; her 18 grandchildren; and her extended family too.
She was preceded in death by her father; husband, James W. Rodgers, who died May 8, 2015; son, Shawn Rodgers; and brother, Matthew Dillon, Jr.
A celebration of life service honoring Ms. Christina will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at 6:30 PM in the Greater New & Living Way Temple of the Apostolic Faith Church, located at 840 Highland Rd., Sharon, Pennsylvania, 16146.
Expressions of sympathy and memorial contributions may be left for her family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com
Coordination of this tribute for Christina will be presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, located on the historic village green at 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330-509-3135).