Ms. Christine “Chris” Costner Sizemore, 89, subject of the movie “Three Faces of Eve”, widow of Don G. Sizemore, died peacefully in her sleep, Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Sylvia’s House Hospice in Ocala, FL.
Born April 4, 1927, in Edgefield, SC, she was a daughter of the late Doctor Acie and Zuline Hastings Costner. She specialized in lecturing for the National Mental Health Association, now Mental Health America. She was passionate about mental health issues and advocated staunchly for the removal of discrimination and the stigma of mental illness and improving the care and affordability for those seeking mental health care.
Mrs. Sizemore was an acclaimed author, having written several books about her illness. She was also an accomplished artist specializing in two dimensional paintings including landscapes and portraits.
A member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, she was also a member of the National Pen Women.
Surviving are a daughter, Taffy and husband Tom Fecteau of Fredericksburg, VA; a son, Bobby Sizemore of Ft. Myers, FL; two grandchildren, Christi Chemelle Fecteau and James Thomas Fecteau, II; great-grandchildren, James Thomas Fecteau, III, Emily Fecteau and Austin Fecteau; her sisters, Louise Costner Edwards and her husband James Luther Edwards and Becky Costner Walton and her husband George Hamilton Walton, Sr.; two nieces and three nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am Monday at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church with Rev. Myra Taylor and Rev. Karen Radcliffe officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11 Monday morning. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home in Greenwood and will be placed in the church at 9:45 Monday morning.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Mental Health America, 500 Montgomery St., Suite 820, Alexandria, VA 22314.
For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Sizemore family.