Official Obituary of

Christa Lyne Paulson

September 8, 1971 ~ September 26, 2023 (age 52) 52 Years Old

Christa Paulson Obituary

Christa Lyne Paulson, age 52, a most giving and caring woman, was born in Belding, Michigan on September 8, 1971 to Matthew Eric and Jody Lyne Burns Paulson. She passed away on September 26, 2023, at Corewell Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her parents at her side. Her illness was a brief but hard fought battle against a very aggressive form of breast cancer. She won her battle and is now forever free from all pain. Christa was a 1989 graduate of Belding High School and graduated with an associate degree from Davenport College of Business (now Davenport University). She was a long-time secretary for TerHorst Rinzema Construction Company in Ada.

Christa loved many things, but her biggest love was for her son, Mackenzie. She was a life-long reader of mystery and suspense novels, especially enjoying those featuring the FBI. Christa was always up for a road trip, whether taking Mackenzie on vacations in his younger years, driving her parents to out-of-state family reunions or just a quick trip to Hobby Lobby. She was accomplished in the art of counted cross stitch and for years won many awards for her exquisite work entered annually in the Needlework Department at the Ionia Free Fair. Christa looked forward all year long to helping at Paulson's Pumpkin Patch during fall harvest. Mourning her loss are her son, Mackenzie Eric Paulson, parents, Matt & Jody Paulson, brother, Dennis Paulson, Very Special Cousin, Amy Paulson, all of Belding and her maternal grandmother, Donna Jesko Burns of Grand Rapids. Also surviving her are aunts and uncles, Irene Paulson Terpstra of Grand Rapids,Francis Snyder Paulson of South Carolina, Yvette and Bob Paulson of California, Halla and Carl Geiger of St. Johns, Lois and Jerry Paulson of Belding, Mary Paulson Melinn of Byron Center, Connie (Jesko) and James Wright of Florida, Jan and Jack Jesko of Grand Ledge and numerous cousins. Christa was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Walter and Gertrude Paulson, maternal grandfather, Ridgeway Burns and uncles and aunt, Raymond Paulson, Norman Paulson, Clair Melinn and Donald and Elaine Paulson.

Following Christa's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service. A visitation will be held on Sunday October 8, 2023, from 2-4 PM at Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding. Anyone wishing to remember Christa with a charitable donation may want to consider the B Foundation or the Ionia County Animal Shelter. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Christa would want to remind us to pay attention to medical symptoms that continue and don't seem normal. Get them checked out! Please consider becoming a blood donor. The need is great. To share a message of condolence, order flowers or light a candle in memory of Christa, please visit the website of the funeral home at

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October 8, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home
203 S. Pleasant Street
Belding, MI 48809


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