Christine Townsend Sells Brown Steele. of Chattanooga. passed away at her home on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.Mrs. Steele, 93, was a daughter of the late Elijah McPherson Sells and Charline Leroy Jones Sells of Trenton, Ga. She attended Central High School in Chattanooga and worked for many years in support of her family until retiring from the General Motors Corporation in Detroit, Mich.A gifted and fun loving artist, Mrs. Steele loved to travel. She was a born teacher and avid naturalist. The ever present smile on her face and joy in her heart brought light and happiness to everyone she encountered.In addition to her parents Mrs. Steele was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Edward Steele, to whom she was married for 33 years, her brother, Thomas Ellerbe Sells and her son, Matt Davis Brown.Survivors include her sisters, Margaret Gurley, of Arlington, Va., and her identical twin Pattie Stapp, of Chattanooga; daughters-in-law, Lin Brown, of Bethesda, Md., and Teri Steele, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; daughter, Penny Steele, of Chattanooga; son, Ed (Krystyna) Steele, of Ringgold, Ga.; grandchildren, Jamie (Elena) Steele, of Waterford, Mich., Bradley (Jamie) Steele and Shawn (Phyllis) Steele, of Advance, N.C., Julia (Dan) Flaherty, of Braintree, Mass., and Louis (Perla) Brown, of El Paso, Texas; great-grandchildren, Brady, Evan, and Gavin Steele, Nate and Anna Flaherty; and numerous other extended family members and friends.A memorial service celebrating her life is planned for 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in the community room of the St. Elmo Court Apartments located at 4625 St. Elmo Ave. in Chattanooga.In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Chattanooga Childrens Discovery Museum.You are encouraged to share a memory of Christine and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family is honored to assist the Steele family with these arrangements.