ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Christian Okezie, 29 years old, born on December 10, 1991, and passed away on May 19, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Denea Ervin on June 8, 2021
Man oh man this hard but one thing i kno to be absent in the body is to be presence with the lord you are and was a very good friend im truly gone miss how you used to chase my son around the car and how u use to say i was so extra and did the most but u just laughed with that beautiful smile i will always hold your respectfulness your work ethics and your hard working ambtion dear and near so rest up we will meet agian
Posted by Crystal Hosey on June 7, 2021
May Christian 's light continue to shine in the lives
of the people whose paths he crossed and the ones he touched with a kind word or jesture.
He was always very mannerable even when I corrected him at work. I send my Condolences to the Okezie family and will keep you in my prayers. May the Love of God comfort each of
you as you go through this time of sorrow. 
From. ESSENTIAL CARE .
Posted by Serena Reed on June 7, 2021
I’m so lost for words. He’s been in our life for years now. He was friends with my Nephew Gregory Welch. It alway was at my house. And I loved him like my nephew. He was so respectful to everyone. He will truly be missed. R.I.H
Posted by Terrance Boykin on June 7, 2021
We first met in stewart middle school we loved playing yu-gi-oh cards all the way to adulthood it was a way to always brings us together he was more than my friend he was like my brother he always pushed me to reach my full potential he will truly be loved and missed and promise to keep striving to make him proud
Posted by Gregory Welch on June 7, 2021
I don't know where to begin . it still kind of shocks that you are gone. I want this to be a bad Dream . all those times staying up playing yu-gi-oh and vanguard. Even playing basketball when ever you stopped by. you truly earned the title kind of games. You was a true friend to everybody that knew you. You had goal's that you was trying to complete. No matter what it was if you put your mind to it , you went and did it .you was a really good friend and you pushed every to want to do better even if by a little bit for the future. I'm miss you so much .
Posted by Taylor Willis on June 7, 2021
Not sure where to being, Mr okezie and I like to call you never forget the first time we met Mceachern high school one of first people to talk to me and who knew how close we become you were charming with such a nice smile, easy to talk to and funny, one memory you’ll never let me forget was the kiss we shared under the stairs, one thing for sure mr okezie you’ll never be forgotten and missed forever and always tay
Posted by Netorian Crawford on June 6, 2021
Whew Lord this is so hard for me to even begin to write... Christian Bruh I can’t believe you’re gone so soon we had plans on becoming an RN together you was always there through all our good and bad days you helped me with the crew when they couldn’t seem to agree on anything. You was a great uncle to my babies they have really been taking this hurt themselves Mi’Kaiyah just keep saying mama uncle Christian can’t be gone who’s going to push me on the court and tell me to never give up on basketball, who’s going to be the King Of Da Court Now??? The boys are so hurt they don’t even want to talk about. I’m so lost for words and hurt behind this but I know God don’t make mistakes I love you and I’m going to miss you and your million dollar smile so very much. Rest In Peace Bruh Until We Meet Again Da Whole City Hurt Behind This One 
Posted by Anthony Crawford on June 6, 2021
My friend, my teammate, my brother. We met playing cards and further our friendship. The news of you came sudden and unexpected the memories of we share will be eternal and cherished to my kids you where uncle Christian and you knew it but to me you where my brother whether is was playing online gaming blacktop basketball or talking about bettering our lives, goals, and careers you will forever be loved and missed and for everyone that knew him on the card table he was one of the best and earned the name aichi sendou button that court he was a beast rest easy young king now you can ball with Kobe
Posted by Kingsley Okezie on June 6, 2021
Christian was my older brother and only brother. Life as we know it will never be the same. I am deeply saddened and stunned by this sudden & untimely death. I looked up to Christian like all little brothers look up to their big bros. Our Bond was quite like no other and very unique due to our upbringing. Despite not having a consistent father figure in ours lives, Christian would always step in and fill those gaps. Late nights early mornings constantly debating about the Lakers and Heat or Kobe vs Wade (great battles and memories). You knew deep down we both very much loved the game and had high hopes & aspirations of one day playing at a Pro level. Whether it was playing basketball together, watching a funny Nigerian movie or fighting; you’ve always looked out for me even when I didn’t deserve it or was too stubborn. My Brother Christian had a BIG heart and was a light to many people he encountered. He loved his family dearly as well as his many friends who he made part of his own family through basketball, Card trading, School , or Work. Christian was preparing to finish school with plans of becoming an registered Nurse. Christian, You’re always going to be my big brother and I know you’re still with me wanting me to carry the torch and strive to be a better man in life. I admired your work ethic & that winning mentally you possessed. You always took time to make sure I was good on sneakers or clothes. We really didn’t get the chance to truly bond because of the circumstances but I knew you loved me a lot no matter what and wanted things to be better as a family. I love you big bro always and forever. May your soul rest peacefully. ❤️ Gone too soon , but never Forgotten. Blessings
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on June 6, 2021
To my brother... I will miss so you so much. I have so many memories of you bro. It was a instant connection when we met. We would play yugioh together and talk about life together. When you found out I like and played basketball that brought us even closer. I'll miss sitting and talking to you. Just like you told me you were my road dog and my brother. You will live on forever in my heart and mind. I know you will watch over me from heaven until we meet again. I love you brother and always will. Goodbye for now rest in peace Christian.
Posted by Genori Putnam on June 6, 2021
To my friend who became my brother...
...I can see you cheesing while I write this, lol!, and then you saying “go ahead gee, I’m listening”. I’ll miss you man, your words, state of mind, morals, instinct, intellect...we had a lot of memories, and I won’t forget any of them...

Until our next time on this planet...
I love you man, Peace...
Posted by Pete Lucien on June 6, 2021
To my boy and coworker this is with a heavy heart that I am here writing our memories and times together, you will truly be missed especially working with and hearing all the good stories you had about your mom and siblings. All the good times we had working together I never thought that I would be doing this . You was a very smart and very eager to learn always spoke on how you wanted to finish school and being successful at what we did for work. This one really hit home man all the jokes we shared the plans we had and even thinking of going to NEW YORK one day and visit my home town some day . You will be missed my brother may you SLEEP IN PEACE. My guy big C. forever
Posted by Loy Dobbs on June 6, 2021
It's so many funny and crazy stories to just pick one. Okezie was one of my closest friends...... scratch that brothers that I would play yugioh with. The first time we met we immediately became friends and started hanging out outside of yugioh talking about life, basketball, and work. Everytime there was an event that required traveling we'd always make plans to try to travel together. One trait that was unique about okezie is that I've never heard him belittle or bash anyone even if they were annoying or deserved it. He was a special person that you don't meet that often, maybe once or twice in a lifetime. Love you brother and until we meet again
Posted by Angela Ellis on June 6, 2021
To my guy my best ear listener and in my kids eyes uncle Christian. You will always be in our hearts. You don’t know how much we miss you. Nemo been getting emotional threw out these weeks. Alecya always talks about how you would get A Gatorade when you forgot to get a water. The kids miss beating you up. They miss playing basketball with their uncle Christian. I miss having long talks with you. I even now got dreads because of you. Until we meet again. Save me a seat in paradise.
Posted by Joycelynn Okezie on June 6, 2021
Christian Okezie was my big brother and an amazing man. We are all deeply saddened and distraught by his untimely passing. Christian was a kind and gentle soul to everyone he met. Christian cared very much for his family and for his friends that he made his family. Christian’s hobbies included playing basketball and battling and trading Yugi-yoh cards. Christian was an exceptional basketball player and excellent at his card games. Whatever Chris put his mind to he became great at. He was fearless and had a winning mentality. Christian was in school studying to become a registered nurse. Christian was loved by many. At work, in his healthcare role his patients and clients grew a strong bond and loved him so much because of his selfless nature and caring heart. Christian loved and was loved deeply by his mother, his father and his siblings so much. Christian you will always be in my heart big bro and I will always remember your smile when I think of you. You were always pushing forward and staying strong despite any obstacles you faced. You were my rock and I looked up to you and your intelligent mind. May the Lord rest your soul in perfect paradise and peace. I can’t wait to reunite you again one day in Heaven. God bless you brother.

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Posted by Denea Ervin on June 8, 2021
Man oh man this hard but one thing i kno to be absent in the body is to be presence with the lord you are and was a very good friend im truly gone miss how you used to chase my son around the car and how u use to say i was so extra and did the most but u just laughed with that beautiful smile i will always hold your respectfulness your work ethics and your hard working ambtion dear and near so rest up we will meet agian
Posted by Crystal Hosey on June 7, 2021
May Christian 's light continue to shine in the lives
of the people whose paths he crossed and the ones he touched with a kind word or jesture.
He was always very mannerable even when I corrected him at work. I send my Condolences to the Okezie family and will keep you in my prayers. May the Love of God comfort each of
you as you go through this time of sorrow. 
From. ESSENTIAL CARE .
Posted by Serena Reed on June 7, 2021
I’m so lost for words. He’s been in our life for years now. He was friends with my Nephew Gregory Welch. It alway was at my house. And I loved him like my nephew. He was so respectful to everyone. He will truly be missed. R.I.H
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Wow Christian you really love smiling

Shared by Chidinma Okeh on June 11, 2021
I met Christian back in high school randomly while I was leaving class to go to my locker. He stepped out of his class, saw me at my locker and just came up to me and was like “hey what’s up bubba?” Me being the kind Of shy high school girl was like “hey do I know you, only family calls me that nickname?” As he laughed and said “dang that’s how you respond” lol. From there we would have inside jokes of how he stalked me before I even knew him. I would even joke with him and say as a stalker he smiles way too much. But I think it was because he always tried to show off his dimples LOL. Christian was always so funny to me and we would laugh at the craziest things from there a genuine friendship was born. Throughout high school to college to our next paths in life we always manage to keep in touch. Even when I wouldn’t hear from him sometimes in months or years It’s crazy how whenever I did hear from him it went right back to how we were in high school just cracking up. Or he was pulling up to my house after playing basketball. Or I was teaching him Igbo randomly on the days whenever we’d FaceTime. sometimes it was hard to read Christian because he didn’t always like to open up but when he did he I could tell he trusted me and I truly love the trust and friendship that was born. He will check me when I was wrong and I will check him if he was also as stubborn as he was lol.
I loved how determined he was to provide a different life for him compared to how it was for him growing up. He saw things in his plan for his future and his faith in God was so beautiful it literally would put me in the awe. Whenever I tell Christian “I’m scared” or “worried” or “I don’t know how this will work out”,  he would always remind me that “I wouldn’t be where I was if I wasn’t meant to be here” he would always tell me “God makes no mistakes” and he would always say “just relax it’ll work out don’t worry.” Even when I’d ask him why does he work these random jobs in these weird places, he would tell me “it’s all about it’s all about His great plan”. I would always say you need to go out have some fun enjoy yourself. He say he will when it’s time he hasn’t gotten to where he supposed to be at. And even though I tell him to relax every now and then he took my advice sometimes but I knew he was just ready to get back to work to do whatever he needed to do to make himself and his family proud. I love the way he adored his mother, how he bragged about his siblings and their accomplishments and growth. I could hear the excitement in his voice because he said he was going to be right there with them making everyone proud. No matter how long it took. Christian knew a lot about my family life so talking to him really helped me put things in perspective and taught me a few things especially since I would have a mouth at times. I appreciate everything he brought to my life and I’m so grateful to call him one of my very close friends. Even though this tragedy was unexpected, I imagine he’d say something along the lines of “life isn’t as fair as you want it to be but just do what you have to do to get to wherever you need to get to; when it’s time know that you’ve done your best.” I pray you rest in heavenly peace Christian and I pray for the strength of your family during this time. I pray that I have strength to Move on and move forward knowing that I can’t talk to you anytime soon. Thank you so much for all that you’ve done knowingly and unknowingly you are truly missed. I love you. Rest In Perfect Peace
Shared by Dianne Reed on June 7, 2021
TO MY BABY CHRISTON.
YOU WILL TRUELY BE MISS BECAUSE YOU WERE JUST LIKE ONE OF MY GRAND CHILDRENS.
FROM A LITTLE BOY UP TO A YOUNG MAN THAT HE BECAME TO BE .
HE WAS SO HUMBLE AND RESPECTABLE.
WELL WE WILL SIT BESIDE EACH OTHER AGAIN.I WILL SEE YOU AROUND GODS THROWN.
REST IN PEACE MY CHILD.
LOVE YALL FAMILY.
MUCH

My beloved God-brother

Shared by ChiChi Ibekwe on June 6, 2021
Christian, although met with an untimely passing, will always be remembered. Christian was my god-brother in Christ and he had the most infectious smile. What I remembered most is how his laugh reverberated any space he was in. I believe in eternity and that our spirits will meet again in heaven. May he rest in heavenly peace.