Beloved Son, Brother, Grandson,
Nephew, Uncle, Cousin and Friend
After being medically retired from SBC-AT&T, to supplement his income Chris
worked for many years Chris as the Financial Officer at the non-profit Union
Gospel Mission. As Chris stated concerning God's many blessings in his life, "He
has given me a loving “family” of coworkers and the privilege of working in a
As Chris would end all of his emails, "H0pe&Smile".
"To Those I Love And Those Who Love Me "
When I am gone, release me. Let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears, Be
happy, we had so many years.
I gave you my love and you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown
But now it's time I traveled alone.
So grieve a while for me if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part
So bless those memories in your heart.
I won't be far away for life goes on
So if you need me , call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
with all my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and "Welcome You
The First Baptist Church where Chris's service was held
Chris's friend Gregory Baker provided the photo of Chris for his service
Chris attended a church picnic 2 weeks prior to his passing
Cousin Mary Doll Allen and I posing with Chris's daughter Victoria
Me (Barth) and Chris
Chris (holding daughter Victoria) and our Mother Elsie (nee Combs)
|I am home in heaven, dear ones;
Oh so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace for ever,
Safely home in heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus' love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.
And he came Himself to meet me
in the way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
for I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray and trust our Father's Will.
There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now while life remaineth -
You shall rest in Jesus' land.
When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;
Oh the rapture of that meeting,
Oh the joy to see you come!
will not be remembered by our words, but by our kind deeds.