Christina Gregson Santos


Christina Gregson Santos, 35, passed away on July 25, 2018, after a long struggle with addiction.

Born in Saratoga Springs, New York on January 23, 1983, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Gregson and Paul Wigley. Christina enjoyed fishing and boating.

She was predeceased by her parents Elizabeth and Paul. Christina is survived by her husband Luis “Tito”; children Kourtney Gregson, Skylah Whitney and Chance Whitney; siblings Joseph Jones, Betty “Sis” Cook, Alfred Jones, David Gregson and Charles Lajeunesse; and many nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of Christina may be made to St. Peter’s Addiction Recovery Center, 3 Mercycare Lane, Guilderland, NY 12084.

Guest Book

Skylah

Hi mom. It been almost 7 months without you and these were the longest, tired, stressed, depressed, angry, sad, and just mentally and emotionally drained 7 months of my life. I want to hear your voice again mom. Sometimes I call your old phone just to hear it. Why’d you leave us mom? It’s not fair. We were here for you mom. We have always been here for you mom. I’m just so mad. Not at you. But at what you did. I want you back mom. Sometimes I think about like when I have kids and you aren’t gonna be here. They won’t get to know the woman I knew and loved with my ENTIRE heart and soul. They aren’t going to be able to know the woman that I would literally die for. They won’t get to know you mom and that hurts, a lot. I wish you were here. I wish I got to hug you. Smell you. Just be able to talk to you one last time. You were my life mom. Do you realize that? I got through the impossible times because of you mom. I was able to be happy again because of you mom. And now, in the end, I’ll never be happy like I was before because my happiness left when you did. I wish I could explain how much I’m hurt. But I can’t because there’s no words for it. I feel so stupid for letting you down. I feel like there’s something I could’ve done more for you so that you would still be here mom. Why’d you leave me mom? What about chance? What about kourtney? What about aunt sis? WE ALL NEED YOU MOM. AND NOW YOURE GONE AND IM LOST. I don’t know what to do anymore. I pray everyday that I’m in a bad dream and haven’t woken up yet. I don’t want to belive you are really gone forever. Because you deserve to be here mom. I fucking miss you and I just want to be happy again. But don’t worry about me. I’m getting taken care of and everyone is trying to help me. I feel bad because when someone asks me how I am I just say fine so they don’t have to feel guilty for me because I don’t want more people to have to hurt. No one should have to hurt. But holy shit mom I’m hurting, more than I ever have, more than i knew I could. I will NEVER get to see you again mom, EVER. Does that mean anything to you? I hope it does because it means the entire world to me mom. It means life to me mom. Sometimes I wish that I could trade spots with you, kourtney and chance need you mom. Kourtney is so beautiful and she’s so smart mom, she has a job and a car and has her whole life ahead of her mom. Chance is so handsome and so intelligent mom, he’s on the basket ball team and I’m so proud of him because man has he gone through more than what any 10 year old should. I’m so proud of the both of them and who’ve they become mom. But you know one thing? I’m not a bit proud of myself. How can I be? I mean without you what’s the point right? Nothing in the entire god damn universe could replace you and I’m just sorry I couldn’t fix you. I tried mom, with my whole heart. I forgave, and forgave, and forgave some more. And now, I forgive you again mom, you are better now and I know this. So as I’m laying here wiping my tears, I’m hoping you will watch over all of us and help to get us through these rough times in life when we; I am missing you a little extra. I love you mom, more than anything in this world. I hope you’re doing good, you deserve to finally be happy in this awful world. I love you...
~skylah

Skilly

Hey mom, it's Christmas eve. I'm with Chance right now and it's currently 11:01. We went to Aunt Sis's house today and I'm so glad I got to see the family. We all had a lot of fun, ate great food, and exchanged gifts. Although I had a lot of fun, it would have been better if you were there too. Everyone misses you a ton and we were all sad that you couldn't be with us. Aunt Sis had gotten me a beautiful watch with a picture of us on it. I don't think I will ever take it off. The family got Kourtney and chance necklaces with pictures of you guys together on them so that you will always be with us no matter what. Aunt Sis also made Chance and I photo albums with pictures from when we were little to now. I love looking back at them because it reminds me of all of the great times we had together. If you are wondering by the way, Kourtney seems to be doing okay but I'm not sure, I feel like she is trying to be strong for me and Chance but I also want her to be able to talk about it and know that it's okay not to be okay. Chance on the other hand is very frustrated. He tells people that he's okay but we always have long talks at night and he just breaks down to me. I'm glad he does it though. I'm glad he has people to be here to listen when he needs to talk. I know Aunt Sis is hurting, a lot. This is why whenever I see her, I make sure to hold onto her tightly, ask if she needs help, or just reassure her that I'm here for her. I hope she realizes that Kourtney, Chance, and I appreciate her so much. I mean we appreciate the whole family, they have helped us through so much and even though we may be dysfunctional, crazy, and just downright stupid, at the end of the day we all love each other and I'm so glad that I was brought into this life with such amazing people. Going through all of this isn't and will not be easy but with them by my side, I know I'll be okay. I love you more than you will ever know. I'll talk to you soon mommy. I love you, Goodnight.
Love,
"Your little twin" Skilly

Skilly

Hi mommy. It's been about 4 and a half months since I last got to see you. I wish that maybe I could just give you one last hug and kiss or just maybe get to share one more laugh with you, but I know that's not possible so I guess I will just write you hoping to get something back. You see, I dont know why I do this to myself, I dont know why I wait for the call from you, I dont know why I wait to wake up from this nightmare, I dont know why I do it all because at the end of the day I know I'll be waiting forever. Im angry, not at you, but at myself. I feel like if maybe i just pushed you a little harder, or maybe just called you more that I could have prevented this from happening and I know everyone says there's nothing that I could have done but I know there is and that's what's slowly eating away at me day, by day. I miss your smell, the one that consisted of Viva La Juicy perfume and a hint of cigarettes.That smell makes me feel safe. I miss your laugh, the one that didn't stop, the one that left you gasping for air, the one that brought a smile to everyones faces. Yeah, I miss that a lot. I miss getting ready with you, the way you blow dry your hair, the way you would put loads of mousse in it, the way you always had your bangs to the right side of your face and even gave me the same ones. I miss driving at midnight every year on my birthday and just talking while we drove around listening to Beyonce and Mariah Carey. I miss the late night McDonald trips. I miss going through the Dunkin Donuts drive thru with you and yelling at you because you asked for 16 fricken sugars in your coffee. I miss the movie nights and our favorite snack was popcorn and iced tea. I miss the Halloween parties. I miss the little notes I would get in the mail. I miss the giant cards you would make me. I miss putting the Christmas tree up together. I miss going to the bike trail. I miss going to the park. I miss that late night bondfires in the back yard. I miss the pool parties. I miss the nights we would hang out in the basement together and just talk, not about anthing in specific, but just talk. I miss your voice. Sometimes I call your old phone just to hear it. I miss waiting in the window and waiting for your car to pull up and then running to hug you. I miss that no matter how hard your day was, you still loved us unconditionally. I miss every little thing about you, from your hair to your favorite color being purple. I miss it all. But most importantly, I miss you. I miss you mom, I hope you know I never gave up on you. I will never give up on you. I'll be waiting for you to maybe write me back some day, but until that day comes, expect to get a lot of these because I will never lose hope in the fact that you are still with me. I love you from the bottom of my heart, honestly, you kept me alive most of the time and I will live to make you proud and to show you and everyone else how strong you had built me to be. Thank you for this life, although it may not feel like the best sometimes, I am thankful for each and every day on this earth. So thank you mom, for everything.
Love,
"Your little twin" Skilly

Shantel Dupont

Aunt Chrissy it’s been about 3 1/2 months now and it still just doesn’t seem real. I still can’t accept the fact that I won’t ever see you again, I can’t accept the fact that I will never hear your voice or you laugh ever again. I talk to you all the time, and I know you’re watching over me. This is the hardest situation I have ever had to go through in my entire life. I know that wasn’t your intention, and you wouldn’t want me to struggle like this. I need you Aunt Chrissy. I still haven’t been able to visit your grave because by doing that I think will make it real, and I just don’t think that is something I can handle right now. I carry you in my heart and soul everyday that goes by. You will always be my everything. I will never be able to express in words how much I love and miss you. Chance has been staying at my house a lot lately. He tells me he has so much fun at my house, and he calls me Aunt Shantel- I love it lol. I love you Aunt Chrissy, I needed to write to you, I still message you on Facebook sometimes, because I need to talk to you, tell you how I am feeling. Nina Rae I will teach Elliana all about you when she gets older. I always mention your name to her because I want her to know you. I know you are our guardian angel. I love you Christina Marie Gregson more than the amount of stars in the sky. Xoxo

Shantel Dupont

Nina Rae you will always be in my heart and soul❤️ Heaven now has a beautiful Angel. This wasn’t suppose to happen, I think God knew that the pain and guilt you carried was too much. You will NEVER be forgotten. I hope you fly high babygirl. Please always watch over me and Elliana, Kourtney, Skylah, and Chance. I know you will. I miss you so much Aunt Chrissy.

Nita Sycuro

Another Angel taken too soon. You will be missed by many. R.I.P. my friend...

Emily

So sorry for your loss....thoughts and prayers for strength and comfort for you and your children.