Cristina Lake Manusina
Cristina Lake Manusina, age 28 of Phoenix, Arizona tragically died Monday June 5, 2017 in a car collision on her way home from work. Born December 12, 1988 in Moreno Valley, California, Cristy was the youngest of seven children and as the baby of the family she never lacked for attention and love. In the eyes of her siblings and parents Cristy was still today the baby of the family and shared a special bond with her parents.
From an early age it was easy to see that Cristy was a lover of life as she was pleasantly cheerful and quick to laugh and smile. Cristy’s friendly personality and positive outlook on life made her fun to be around and talk with. She had an infectious laugh and loved music and movies.
Cristy met the love of her life, Joe, while living in Saint George, Utah during her high school years. Together they were raising four beautiful children between ages nine and three. It was in motherhood that Cristy found the most joy, fulfillment and purpose in life. She loved being a mom and was constantly taking video and photos of her kids because she was very proud of each of them.
Cristy was strong in her faith and had a deep and abiding love for her Savior Jesus Christ. She believed that family relationships would last beyond this life. At church she diligently served in the children’s Primary organization.
Cristy was known for her strong work ethic, honesty and integrity. She worked full-time to provide for her family. At work she was a successful verification supervisor for Universal Background Screening Inc.
Cristina Lake Manusina was in every regard a strong, beautiful and talented woman who lived an unselfish life putting the needs of family, friends and acquaintances before her own. If in life we are to learn the value of serving others then Cristy’s life was indeed exemplary. She will be sorely missed by her family, friends and associates however it brings a sense of peace and comfort knowing she is at rest in the love of our Lord.
Cristina is survived by her husband, Arioateine (Joe) Manusina; three daughters, Beatriz Mya T., Tumatalili (Lili) T., and Adelina S. Manusina; one son, Avetone T. Samoa Manusina; parents, Richard LeRoy and Beatriz Eugenia Pena Lake; three sisters, Monica Barth, Elizabeth Jackson, Megan Thompson; three brothers, Nathan T. , R. Emerson, and Elliott M. Lake.
A visitation will be held at 9:00 am followed by a funeral service at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 8706 W Campbell Ave, Phoenix, AZ. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, 9925 W. Thomas Rd., Avondale, AZ. The family suggests that donations be made to Youcaring.com for the Cristina Manusina Family.