Christopher Hayes Williams
Published 1:18 pm Sunday, March 5, 2023
Christopher Hayes Williams, 58, passed away February 27, 2023, after a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was preceded in death by his father, Isaac J. Williams Sr., and his sister, Agnes M. (Lisa) Hite; brothers, Isaac J. Williams Jr., and Edward P. Williams; and his stepfather, Nasa F. Jennette.
A native of Portsmouth, VA, Chris graduated from Portsmouth Catholic High School and studied computer science at Old Dominion University. Chris worked in the hospitality industry for several years, managing hotels, eventually becoming a standards inspector for a major hotel chain. Chris went on to own and operate several businesses, including co-founding C&L Containers, Inc., one of the largest family owned and operated manufacturers of cremation and shipping containers used in the funeral industry. Chris’ true passion was computers. He developed numerous programs which were used to more efficiently run the family business.
Chris was loved and admired by all who knew him. He was blessed with a kind spirit, a loving heart, and a wicked sense of humor. Chris handled the debilitating results of MS with such grace and dignity, and never a complaint. Only showing concern and care for others, you never doubted his love. He had a smile that would light up a room and a calmness that radiated when you were in his presence. Chris has left a huge void in so many lives and will be missed by all.
Chris is survived by his loving mother, Agnes Fulcher Jennette of Currituck; his sister, Lori Ann Eanes and husband James, also of Currituck; his nephews, Matthew Russo and wife Emily, Ronald McVey III and wife Jaclyn, and James McVey and wife Jennifer; his niece, Cami Slagle and husband Mead; his great-nieces and nephews, Taylor, Arianna, Hazel, Grace, Emit, Jillian, Jackson, Ashton, Carlee; three great-nephews, and a host of cousins. Chris was blessed with a loving family and friends – especially his closest and dearest friends, Hien Tran, Mike Wagner, and Candi Beneze.
The family would like to thank the entire staff of Peak Resources, in Nags Head, for providing Chris with care and compassion for the past 11 years. Also, the doctors and nurses at ECU Medical Center and Palliative Care for their unwavering compassion during this time.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Gallop Memorial chapel in Barco, NC (4055 Caratoke Highway Barco, NC 27929). Family and friends will gather immediately following the service at Bell Island Club House on Bells Island Road in Currituck, NC. In lieu of flowers; share an act of kindness and love.
“For You Are The Wind Beneath My Wings.”
Please share condolences with the family at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.