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Christopher Gerard Nolley
Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home

Mr. Christopher Gerard Nolley was born Dec. 13, 1981, to Ms. Vivian E. Nolley and Mr. Stanley Hurst.

Chris was educated in Newton County and graduated from Newton County High School in 2001. He worked in manufacturing until his health declined.  

Chris joined Poplar Hill AME Church at an early age and served faithfully in the youth choir, young people’s division and junior usher board. Chris was the proud father of two children, Markel and Ma’syia and one he loved like a son, Devonta. He also loved hanging out with his family and enjoying life with his friends. Chris was a very loving and giving person and always wore that million-dollar smile, even when he wasn’t feeling well. 

Chris transitioned from this earthly to his heavenly home on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Earnest (Ruth) Hurst, Mr. & Mrs. Pleas (Rosie) Nolley and cousin/sister, Ms. Tikisha Durden.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories, mother, Ms. Vivian E. Nolley, father, Mr. Stanley Hurst; children, Markel Nolley, Ma’syia Williams and Devonta Willis; though he had no biological siblings, he had cousins and friends who were as close; Ms. Martina Nolley, Mr. Carlos Durden, Mr. Charles Dennis, Mr. Anthony Smith, Mr. Trayvius Reid, Mr. Keyoce Horton, Mr. Kendrick Norwood, Mr. Nathan Clark; aunt, Mr. & Mrs. Randy (Sheila) Byrd; uncles, Mr. & Mrs. Johnny (Carolyn) Nolley, Mr. & Mrs. David (Maxine) Nolley, Mr. Timothy Nolley, Mr. Lonnie Hurst, Mr. Mark Hurst and Mr. Donnie Hurst; three great-aunts, one great uncle and a host of relatives and special friends. 

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Poplar Hill AME Church, 623 Poplar Hill Road in Mansfield, with the Rev. Nicolene Durham and the Rev. Ahmed Martin officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. 

The family of Mr. Christopher Gerard Nolley wishes to thank each one for your prayers, visits, calls, food or whatever you did to help us during this season. We pray God continues to bless you. We love you all.