Mr. Christopher James Grier, also known as “Big Chris” graciously entered this world on May 13, 1974, in Newton County to the late Dorothy Nolley-Grier, the late Harvell “Pookie” Stodghill and stepfather, the late Mr. Willie Roy Grier.
He attended Newton County High School and later received his GED. Chris married Tamara Walker and from their union, Christopher James Grier, Jr. was born on Feb. 28, 1998. He later met Charnique Edwards and joined hands in matrimony on July 19, 2004 and from their union, Camryn Ca’mora Grier was born on Dec. 18, 2003 and Imani Willard, his stepdaughter, who was always acknowledged as his daughter since the age of 4.
Chris was a Team Leader at Pac-Tiv Corporation at the Covington location and he truly enjoyed his position and co-workers. One of his favorite pastimes is playing Dominoes and he dominated the game of Spades! However, his ultimate favorites were playing basketball and playing Madden representing the “Dallas Cowboys” his favorite team. In his leisure, Chris enjoyed performing odd jobs such as manicuring lawns, painting and restoring homes. He was always available to lend a helping hand! Chris was wise beyond his years. He was known to spread knowledge and wisdom to all who crossed his path.
He loved his children and ensured his knowledge and wisdom was passed onto to them. He had a wonderful relationship with his in-laws, Brenda and Tommie Small and Charlene and Micah Battle. His love and bond for his brother, best friend and confidant, Brian Cooper “Coop” will remain unbreakable! Most importantly, the relationship with his youngest sister, Stacey was truly amazing. He was so proud of Stacey and held her in very high esteem.
Sadly, he departed his earthly home on April 1, 2018 and reunited with his mother again. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Stodghill.
He leaves to cherish sisters, Sarah (Michael) Wright, Teresa Grier, Mary (Lester) Foster, Sherry (Reginald) Clark, Stacey Grier and Teresa (Wendall) Stewart; brothers, Charles (Mildred) Grier, Donald (Mattie) Stodghill, Harvey Stodghill, Tony Stodghill, Renald (Pamela) Stodghill, Eddie Griffin, and Bruce (Cynthia) Roberts and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and caring friends to cherish his love and special tributes.
The funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at The Potters House, at 1120 Crowell Road in Covington with the Rev. Ricky Bradford and Minister Valerie Hardge officiating. Interment was held at Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery.