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Christine R. Jinks

March 26, 1968 — December 14, 2020


Christine R. Jinks, age 52, passed away tragically at home with loving family surrounding her on December 14, 2020. Christine was born on March 26, 1968 to James and Mary (Clanin) King at Columbus, OH. She graduated from high school and pursued further education in college. Christine worked as an Outreach Advisor in the ministry of nursing. She was married to Roy Jinks, who survives.

Christine is survived by her parents, James and Mary King, her husband Roy Jinks, her sons Stephen (Jessica) Jinks, Cutter Cole Barnes, her daughters Danielle Jinks, Christina (Kaleb) Latella, and Natasha Grace Barnes; her brothers Dale (Jenn) Orahood, and Jeffery (Danielle) Ryan; her sisters Samantha (Shawn) Sagraves, and Teresa (Brian) Ryan Baker; and her grandchildren Stephen Jinks, Hailey McGuire, and Holly McGuire.

Christine was preceded in death by her son Roy Jr., and granddaughter Leona.

The family will observe a private visitation with a public memorial service at a later date.

Edwards Funeral Service is honored to be serving the family at this difficult time.

Hello everyone my name is Christine.

I am 52 years old and I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. For over 30 years I lived in the devil’s hands. I have struggled with every addiction from alcohol to heroin, and self-medicated a serious mental illness for far too long. I started using drugs and alcohol at age 14. I got married soon after when I was 16 years old. It was then that I was introduced to prostitution and IV drug use, along with every other type of abuse there is. I endured the pain by giving in to the evil all around me.

I served Satan for many years, accepting that my life was to be filled with nothing but pain and tragedy. It wasn’t until years later, when I became truly fed up with living a soulless life. I was done dying over and over again just to be saved for yet another tragedy. I finally thought my life was over and over again just to be saved for yet another tragedy. I finally thought my life was over and had accepted it. I even began making my own funeral arrangements. I had given up. Then, once again, I was saved from death, but this time it was by another force. I know now it was my heavenly father that refused to let me go.

I came to Real Life Ministries and I finally felt my heart “in love” for the first time. It was a presence of warmth and worthiness. It became something so good in my life and gave me hope that life could be so, so much more. At first, I admit I thought it was too good to be true. Soon I could feel myself growing and I became hungry and thirsty for this God to be my father also.

I stayed here at Real Life Ministries because I felt God in this house. I felt him move inside me to move mountains out of my way so that I could find my purpose and become everything he intends me to be.

Every person has a story to tell and a purpose to find. It takes a lot of work and sacrifice to rise out of the ashes but with God’s grace and the people at Real Life Ministries I was able to do exactly that, and you can too. Just keep Fighting! Don’t ever give up! NEVER! And no matter how much you go through, grief, guilt, shame, abuse, isolation, mental illness, addictions, abandonment, repeated failures, and spiritual warfare, it is never too late!

My message to the newcomer is, be joyful, kind and caring to others. Take hold of your life and be bold and adventurous. Reach for the stars. Break the chains and stop the cycle of death and tragedy. Don’t pass your demons down to your children. Give God all your pain, your past, your hurts and hang-ups and keep moving forward.

Don’t let anything hold you back!

Thank you Christine for everything you do. From all of us at Real Life Ministries.

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