November 6, 2000 - January 14, 2022
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.
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
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.