ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Christopher Woulard, 53 years old, born on August 6, 1967, and passed away on February 17, 2021 due to natural causes. We will remember him forever.
 

The family requests that any memorial donations be made to the American Lung Association in memory of Chris at lung.org. Your tax-deductible donation funds lung disease research, new treatments, lung health education and more.

Posted by Glenn Curry on March 11, 2021
Because of you I gained a brotherhood and friends that many can only imagine. You will forever be missed. It saddens me to write this but I know you are in a better place. Until we meet again, BPHI BROVA
Posted by Tanya Butler Rogers and ... on March 7, 2021
I met Chris when we were both about 6 years old...I grew up in 220 . The Butler Family...apt 202..We attended Dulles, Mccosh and CVS together...Always saw him hanging out on 63rd. He was so smart and intelligent. A fun guy with a great personality...Sorry to hear u passed.. RIP...my brother and friend.
Posted by Dr. Ricardo Williams on March 4, 2021
You will be missed my brother! You were a light to every one you met. We met at Western , however in later years we would always meet and see each other at the movies. Between movies , we would Critique the shows and catch up on what was happening in our individual lives. Rest well and job well done my brother!
Posted by Darold Johnson on March 4, 2021
God Bless You my brother I hate to hear the loss of a good brother. God Bless You and your family. Good times at Western.
Posted by Jeanette Tbdetermined on March 2, 2021
To the Family, Chris & I have known each other since kindergarten, he was a sweet soul & my heart was heavy to hear of his passing. He called me the first Diva because I’ve been Carey’s purse since kindergarten & he remembered that...I feel your loss. May the God of comfort be with you as you say goodbye to Chris earthly form knowing to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord & you’ll see him again. May joy fill your heart when you remember the love & may you laugh through the memories you shared with him.

My Sincere Heartfelt Condolences, Jeanette
Posted by Lisa Watson on March 1, 2021
Rest....In heaven brother
Posted by Antoine Bracy on March 2, 2021
Brother Chris;

Truly saddened over your loss, brother. But I pray that your missing from us here is The Kingdom's gain, my brother. I knew you from our days at Western Illinois University in the mid 1980's.  You were kind, connected, and engaging, and you projected love and confidence whenever I encountered you. God Bless You, Good Brother, and I will never forget you!
Posted by Quentin Daniels on March 1, 2021
Great guy and cvs alumni..
He will be missed rest well brother.
Posted by Kori Howell on March 1, 2021
Chris was a special guy man. I remember staying the weekend at your house and it was so nice. You had the exercise bike, huge flat screen TV, and it was so inspiring for a young kid. I'll never forget all of the sports debates we had together and how you encouraged me to start my own Podcast. I used to sigh when you gave me your lectures about life but I knew in my heart that your intentions were good and that you were just being a good uncle. You would always call me when you had a issue with technology and I enjoyed having to reset your password for the 1000th time. Most importantly you were a great person with a genuine heart. I'm thankful for all of the career advice you gave me, always being supportive, and pushing me to accomplish different goals. Love you forever Unc!
Posted by Curtchrisdagod 1 on March 1, 2021
"Hey Curti Now", Whenever I heard those words, I instantly knew to respond, "Ow Ow". lol

Unc, you was like a walking ray of sunshine. You was fly, intelligent, funny, and fearless. Coming out of the 80's into the 90's, you set the bar so high for young black men. Me, Twan, and all my friends, you made us believe that we could become whatever and whoever we wanted if we put our minds to it.

As a child, I watched you spring into action to defend my mother, during a physical altercation. You were a real life hero! I chose to attend McCosh and CVS because of you.

As the years went by, and life took its toll on all of us, you and I were able to connect on a different level. I understand why I had to move back home now. I thank you for loving on my children, and allowing me to be there for you. And most of all I thank you for loving me and being an awesome uncle (just like Mike and Gee). I wouldn't be who I am without your heavy influence on my life. I love you Uncle Chris! I'll see you next lifetime.
Posted by Denise Perkins on February 28, 2021
One of my Best Friends and my "Brother", as I have claimed you since very early in our friendship. I will cherish our friendship forever. So many years of laughter, love, support, wonderful conversations, great times hanging out, and even the stressful times working on our Graduate Certificates and Degrees together. You were there through it all, even my 28 years of parenting. You had no children, but you encouraged so many young people, including my sons. Thank you for that and for all the great parenting advice. How did you get so wise? Thank you for all the Good times and Memories! Thoughtful, Kind Hearted, Fun Loving, Intelligent and Humble are just some of the many words to describe you. To know you was to love you! You will truly be missed!!!
Posted by Ida Byrd on February 27, 2021
I grew with your family, we we're like family as we played with your sister sandra. I knew you would be great, always quiet but you were just in thought even as a youngster. I loved our talks we had on messenger. You will surley be missed brother. Now you will have the biggest adventure ever.
Posted by Antwan Antwan on February 27, 2021
Man unc it took me a while to leave this message. You definitely was a role model to me unc. I remember when I was younger you told me to value education. An educated black man is a dangerous man, you would always say! I just stood back and watched you an amazement unc. You were the first man that I saw that had swagger. You used to lecture drug dealers and pimps without showing fear. You were like a modern day Malcolm X! I saw you go to college and come home during breaks and live with us. I saw you with the fine educated girlfriend (Minerva). I saw you with the 6 figure job and I was like, I can have those things when I grow up!

The only man that I knew that was a fan of Prince! See I was a Pac fan and you loved Prince. After you explained him to me, I was a fan as well. You were there for me unc. You was the only person who house I could go over and find $100 under the bed. Most of the times I kept it. I was convinced you knew. You always believed in me. I used to get into so much trouble back then. I remember when you used to fake like you were whipping us with your work ties. You used to tell us to make fake noise like we were being hit with belts. You never wanted to punish us.

You were strong unc. That's what I remember, you were strong! You were there for me as I was growing up unc. I really appreciate you letting me be there for you as I grew older unc. See unc that takes humbleness. To go from the provider to the receiver. I loved you for that because I remember all of the times you gave to me. It was a pleasure to do the same for you. See unc I saw that as a strength and not a weakness.

I thank God for our conversations unc. They were amazing. You still believe in me unc and that is how you showed your love for me. Thank you for being strong. Thank you for being an example. Thank you for being a leader. Thank you for loving my son. Finally thank you for just being my unc. Love you unc!
Posted by Cherita Holt on February 27, 2021
I met Chris through my best friend Nneka. He certainly felt like an uncle of my own! Everytime I was around him he was always laughing/cracking jokes or dropping knowledge on various topics. I remember he would always ask me how work was going and he would just always seem so proud of me! His spirit was beautiful and he was such a loving, passionate, and fun person to be around. I will truly miss him...
Posted by Minerva Cruz on February 26, 2021
The years we spent together were intense. You made me laugh, cry, think but most of all love. I have never met someone like you since that day in 1985 when I saw you walk to your dorm room with your roommate and a pile of wood! As I write this, I'm still laughing. That day changed our lives. You were one of a kind, Chris. I hope you knew how much you impacted the lives of the people around you. Love you always!
Posted by Angela Ammons on February 26, 2021
Chris was my 1st cousin. His dad ( Earlie Woulard Jr.) was my mom’s (Ora Lee Woulard-Wade) brother. Chris would always stop by my mom’s house to check on us and usually had us laughing with his humor. I loved conversing with Chris because he always had something interesting to share. I will miss him dearly. I thank God for sharing him with us. RIH Cousin Chris! Until we meet again...
Posted by Nneka Howell on February 26, 2021
I will miss you dearly Unk. You came to many of my award ceremonies, dinners, graduations, and always supported my writing/author journey as basically my #1 fan. You always encouraged me to do amazing things. From our talks about God, love, and traveling to conversation about the silliest things. Thank you for all of those moments, down to always holding me so tightly when I was a baby/child...those are the moments that have no price tag. Those moments left imprints on my heart. I love you.
Posted by Sandra Davis on February 26, 2021
I miss you so much Lil brother. You came to live with me at age 13 and I was only 17, with two sons, thinking I was grown lol. But we made it through the hard times and we had eachother's back, even attending Grad school together much later on. It took us a while, but ultimately we both finished. We worked at the same Agency together for many years and rode to work together on many days. Though you had no children of your own, you were a good uncle to my four children, making sure to show up at as many of their events as you could and always being available for conversation and advice. You were a father figure, grandfather, uncle and friend. I really appreciate you for that. I will always love you.

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Posted by Glenn Curry on March 11, 2021
Because of you I gained a brotherhood and friends that many can only imagine. You will forever be missed. It saddens me to write this but I know you are in a better place. Until we meet again, BPHI BROVA
Posted by Tanya Butler Rogers and ... on March 7, 2021
I met Chris when we were both about 6 years old...I grew up in 220 . The Butler Family...apt 202..We attended Dulles, Mccosh and CVS together...Always saw him hanging out on 63rd. He was so smart and intelligent. A fun guy with a great personality...Sorry to hear u passed.. RIP...my brother and friend.
Posted by Dr. Ricardo Williams on March 4, 2021
You will be missed my brother! You were a light to every one you met. We met at Western , however in later years we would always meet and see each other at the movies. Between movies , we would Critique the shows and catch up on what was happening in our individual lives. Rest well and job well done my brother!
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Gone too soon

Chris grew up in Chicago. He attended John Foster Dulles elementary school and James McCosh for Junior high school. He graduated from Chicago Vocational High School (CVS) in 1985. He then attended Western Illinois University located in Macomb, Illinois, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1989.

While a student there, Chris was one of the three Founders of his beloved Fraternity, BETA PHI PI. In 1986, Erik A Martin, Ralph Laplanche, and Christopher Woulard established BETA PHI PI on the campus of Western Illinois University to stress discipline, service, academics, scholarship, and brotherhood upon college men. They wanted to be a part of a brotherhood that would uplift African Americans through scholarship and community service. Chris was proud of his Fraternity, which continues that vision today.

After college Chris held several different positions in the private sector as well as with the State of Illinois. He also attended Grad school and received graduate certificates. But his career position was as a Fraud Investigator for the Federal Government. He completed his training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco Georgia and became a certified agent. He truly enjoyed this work and travelled all around the country during the 12 years that he served in this position.

Chris never married or had any children, but he enjoyed all his nieces and nephews and was very active in their lives. He accepted Christ as his savior at an early age and was a member of Victory Apostolic Church in Matteson, IL. He enjoyed rich debate and was involved in social justice advocacy. His hobbies included reading, writing, watching movies, and taking care of the family dogs Bentley and Lexxi. Chris was a family man who cherished family activities, conversations, and events. He often wondered what impact he would leave on this world. Surely, he is watching right now and observing the impact of all the lives that he touched. 


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Shared by Andre Scales on March 12, 2021
I Will Forever Have Love For Chris, Ralph,& Erik For Creating A Well Respected Organization That Is My Family Beta Phi Phi Is Part Of My DNA The Last Time I Was In Town I Talked To Him I Wanted To Go See Him But He Said I Didn't Have To Now He's Gone To Heaven With All The Other Betas I Will Truly Love And Miss My Brother And Friend  I Am Very Proud To Be One Of The First Five Andre Scales,Juan Griffin, Jeffrey Curry, James Butler, & Rodney Green 
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Livestream link of service

Shared by Sandra Davis on March 10, 2021
This is the link for the live stream of the service. Also you do not have to have a Facebook account to view the service just click the link below and scroll down to see Christopher Woulard name and click on the video.

Cool Dude

Shared by Lemarr Spedy Ketchens on March 5, 2021
I remember Chris from the yard, Western Illinois University’s, yard. I also remember him being instrumental starting Beta Phi Pi. He was always a cool dude and he will definitely be missed. 

My condolences and prayers to him and his family. Peace be upon him.