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Christopher James McDonald

November 6, 2000 –
 January 14, 2022

Obituary

On January 14, 2022, CJ departed this earth on the wings of angels.

He is preceded in death by grandmother Opal Lewis; great grandfathers Jim Washington, Odis Mays and James P Lewis; great grandmother Erma Washington and Uncle Ray Alexander.

Left to cherish CJ’s memory are his loving mother Lakishia McDonald; grandfather James O Lewis and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends

Christopher James McDonald (affectionately known as CJ) was born on November 6, 2000 in Newport News, Virginia to Christopher W and Lakishia McDonald.  

CJ always had an empty stomach and a ready smile. He played baseball and basketball in his early school years. He loved reading about Asian culture and Greek mythology. He was a graduate of L.V. Berkner High School and was currently attending the University of Texas at Dallas for Engineering.

 

                                                                              SON 

It’s sometimes hard to know why some things happen as they do for so much joy and happiness was centered around you It seems so hard to comprehend that you’re no longer here but all the happy memories will help keep you near

You’re thought about with pride, Son with each mention of your name death cannot change a single thing  the love will still remain 

                                                           Love Always,    Momma

 

                                                                      I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid for me.  I took his hand when I heard his call.  I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work, to play.  Tasks left undone must stay that way, I’ve found that peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy.  A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.  My Life’s been full, I savored much, good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.  Lift up you heart and share with me, God wanted me now.  He set me free.

                                                                             Love ya, 

                                                                              CJ

11 Thoughts on Christopher James McDonald
    Marshall Mayes
    13 Oct 2022
    10:41am

    Praying that God grants peace to the soul of our dearly departed.
    Marshall Mayes, Jr. & the Entire Mays Family

    Mikki Haddox
    13 Oct 2022
    10:41am

    With deepest sympathy. May your treasured fond memories help carry you through these difficult times. Prayers going out daily to the family.

    Anessa Blossom
    13 Oct 2022
    10:41am

    My Condolences to you Kisha and your family.

    Marcus Hernandez
    13 Oct 2022
    10:41am

    I wish we could’ve been closer CJ. The few times we hung out were so much fun. I hope the lady angels can keep away from you up there. Rest easy man.

    Shuron Whitney
    13 Oct 2022
    10:41am

    Kishia, we are so incredibly sorry for your loss and you have been in our prayers every day. We are praying for your strength in the days and weeks to come and please let us know if there is anything we can do.

    Shuron Whitney & Family
    (Family of Odis Mays in Hampton, VA)

    Jay Ross
    13 Oct 2022
    10:41am

    Kishia, He was a great kid, raised by an honest and hardworking Mother. My condolences to your family. Rest in Power young man.

    Margelee Hylton-Benjamin
    13 Oct 2022
    10:41am

    May the Lord bless & keep you & may He shine His face upon you & give you peace during this time of grief my friend! Extending my deepest condolences regarding the temporary absence of your precious son, CJ from this earth realm! Take comfort in the thought that CJ is in a better place & you will see him again one day in Heaven!
    Shalom & much love my friend! We will continue to keep you in our daily prayers!
    ****Margelee Hylton-Benjamin

    Margelee Hylton-Benjamin
    13 Oct 2022
    10:41am

    May the Lord bless & keep you & may He shine His face upon you & give you peace during this time of grief my friend! Extending my deepest condolences regarding the temporary absence of your precious son, CJ from this earth realm! Take comfort in the thought that CJ is in a better place & you will see him again one day in Heaven!
    Shalom & much love my friend! We will continue to keep you in our daily prayers!

    TOXI EDWARDS
    13 Oct 2022
    10:41am

    My deepest condolence to the family and friends of C. J.

    Shunda Dixon
    13 Oct 2022
    10:41am

    My sweet CJ. We bonded over Star Wars. A hole has been left in our family. Praying for peace for your Mom and family.

    Lesia
    13 Oct 2022
    10:41am

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. Continued prayers to you Kishia…Lesia Watts

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