July 26, 1977 - May 5, 2017
Kristina Lynn Eckman, 39, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas after a courageous battle with cancer. Kristina was born July 26, 1977 to William Donald Miller and Debra Brown Joiner. She is survived by her husband of 12 years, Wade Eckman; mother, Debra Joiner & husband Buel, The Woodlands, TX; father, Bill Miller & wife Cathy, Houston, TX; grandmother, Ellen Brown, The Woodlands, TX; brothers, William Miller, Jr. & wife Angie, Dallas, TX, Andrew Miller & wife Shelley, Dallas, TX, Cpt. Todd Miller, Fort Polk, TX; sisters, Kelsey Miller, Houston, TX, Kayse Huber & husband Donny, Dallas, TX; nieces and nephews, Avery, Addison and Ben Miller; Kaitlyn, Taylor and Devin Huber, Hunter and Margaret Eckman, Brandon and Connor Allgood as well as her beloved lab, Abby. Kristina was born in Fort Benning, Georgia. She attended Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX where she earned her Bachelor of Arts and Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA where she received her Master of Education. Kristina loved to travel on annual family vacations and the vacations with Wade and with their friends where she enjoyed snow skiing, the beach, the wine country in Napa and Las Vegas. She had a great sense of style and enjoyed shopping with her friends and family. Kristina was a generous, happy, family oriented person with a contagious smile. She was a wonderful wife, loving daughter, dedicated teacher and best friend to many who loved her. She was a bright light in the lives of her family and friends and will be remembered fondly and greatly missed. The Eckman, Miller, and Joiner families will be present to receive friends Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a Vigil Service at 7:00 PM at Dettling Funeral Home, 14094 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 625 Nottingham Oaks Trail, Houston, TX 77079. A reception will follow Holy Mass in St. Jude Hall on the church campus. In lieu of flowers please consider contributions in Kristina’s memory to M.D. Anderson Cancer at www.mdanderson.org/gifts and note Breast Cancer Moon Shot in memory of Kristina Eckman.
Kristina Lynn Eckman, 39, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away Friday, May 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas after a courageous battle with cancer. Kristina was born July 26, 1977 to William Donald Miller and Debra Brown Joiner. She is survived by her... View Obituary & Service Information
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