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Cresencia “Chris”, “Ising” Toledo Cruz

Posted By Hall-Wynne On November 29, 2015 @ 9:36 am In Durham,Obituaries | 9 Comments

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Ms. Cresencia “Chris”, “Ising” Toledo Cruz, 81, passed on to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 27, 2015 at Duke Hospital, while surrounded by her beloved family.

Born in the Philippines on September 14, 1934, Chris was the middle child of seven children. She is survived by brothers and sisters, Frank, Dory, Nina, and Manny, Rolando and Lolita; nieces and nephews: Marylou and Doh, Nenette, Leny, Mary-Ann and Jay, Micole and Annie, Roda and Jaime, Ronnie, and Rowena; grandnephews and grandnieces: Dominick, Doreen, Donnel, Joshua, Jade, Jacob, Nikki, Kevin, Cristian, Andrea, Mateo and Luis. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eufemio and Venancia, and sisters, Patricia and Asuncion.

She acquired her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education at The Philippine Normal College. She migrated to the US in 1975 and worked at Duke University Medical PDC Billing Department until retirement. Through her love of music, she served the church as a lead singer/soloist of the St. Michael Catholic Church choir and later joined the choir at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. She was well loved in the NC Filipino-American Community.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 920 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Burial will follow at Markham Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 1113 W. Main St. in Durham. Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made to St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

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Condolences for the family of “Cresencia “Chris”, “Ising” Toledo Cruz”

Condolence from Sheryl Inocencio Lugtu on November 29th, 2015 10:10 am


Condolence from Lynn Smith on November 29th, 2015 12:05 pm

To the Cruz Family- we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May she rest in peace with our Lord.
The Smith Family

Condolence from Marylou Dulay on December 2nd, 2015 2:06 pm

Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. Your prayers and caring are deeply appreciated. God bless.


Condolence from Belle & Corey Gamble on November 29th, 2015 12:42 pm

Condolence to Cruz family. Auntie “Chris” is in the hands of our Lord Jesus Christ. In the Kingdom of our Savior. Peace and Joy and making Joyful sounds. Bless your beautiful heart auntie.

Condolence from Dalisay Stevenson on November 29th, 2015 6:46 pm

I am deeply sorry for the loss of Ate Ising. My thoughts and prayers go out the family. May the Lord give her rest and welcome her in His arms as she enters the home of peace.

Condolence from Ace nguyen on November 30th, 2015 7:40 am

Warm sympathies n sincere condolences to the wonderful loving caring families of the late Chris Cruz ( my Ate ). I will miss ur company ur beautiful voice ur laughter n kakulitan ! I love u n may ur soul rest in peace with our Creator!

Condolence from Msgr. Michael Clay on November 30th, 2015 8:27 am

I learned of Chris’ passing this morning and am saddened by this news. Please know that she is in my prayers and Masses theses days as are all of you who mourn her loss. I know she is rejoicing with the Lord and singing his praises. Kindest regards, Msgr. Clay

Condolence from Richard Inocencio Malaque on November 30th, 2015 10:00 am

My Prayer is for the Love ones of Tita Ising that God comforts you on this days of mourning. She will now face our Creator our Father the Merciful God and Loving savior Jesus Christ. Our Condolences..

Condolence from Ana Fhe and David Elliott on November 30th, 2015 10:56 am

You will be missed dearly, Tita Ising. May your soul rest in peace. Our deepest sympathy to the Cruz Family. You will be in our prayers.

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