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Christian O’Rhyne Williams, 22, was born on January 12, 1995 in Gastonia, North Carolina and departed this life January 10th, 2018 at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte NC. He was preceded in death by his grandfather David L Sandford of Kingstown, NC.

Christian was a student at Lingerfelt Elementary School, York Chester Middle School, and Ashbrook High School. Christian was very active in sports football and basketball. He was a 5 year participant of the traveling AAU basketball team CKP Hoyas. Christian was baptised as a teenager at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church by Pastor Kimberly D. Moore. Though Christian displayed a quiet demeanor, his heart for God was evident through his conversations. Despite his life struggles, Christian had the God given strength to keep fighting and never give up. He was and is a SOLDIER!

Christian is the cherished son of Christopher D. Williams of Shelby, NC and Cynthia L. Darby of Gastonia, NC. Stepson of Thina S. Huskey Shelby, NC. Christian is the amazing father of two beautiful girls Aaliyah (3) and Londyn (1) He leaves cherished memories with their mother, his soulmate Asia L. Crawford. He is the grandson of Mary E. Hartgrove of Grover, NC, Kenneth E. Glenn Gastonia, NC and Geneva E. Darby Gastonia, NC. brother of Christopher U. Williams (Imani) Shelby, NC Jordan A. Quinn Gastonia, NC sister Alexis N. Williams of Shelby, NC. Nephews, Caden and Camden. Nieces, Colbi and Caleigh all of Shelby, NC and a loving fatherly figure Wayne T. Pagan, Gastonia NC.
Christian is loved by his family and leaves behind a host of aunts, uncles and multiple cousins, that were more like brothers and sisters than cousins. They shared a special bond.
Best Friends Cureton “Cue” Robinson and Devonte “Pooh Bear” Smith. Cameron “Bam Bam” Robinson who he refers to as “Lil Bro”.

Funeral Arrangement

Emmanuel Baptist Church
913 N. Highland Street
Gastonia, NC   28052

Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

The family will receive friends for thirty minutes prior to funeral.
(1:30 until 2:00 p.m.)

Rose Hill Cemetery
Gastonia, N.C.  28052

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  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Costner Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Christian. You will be reunited with him again right here on the brand new Paradise Earth under Jesus Christ Kingdom rule that he taught his followers to pray to come in the Lord's Prayer Matthew 6:10 no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21: 1-5.
    ~ Sacramenta Landrum   Bklyn, NY
  • Thursday, January 18, 2018
    Cynthia and Family, May your memories of Christian live forever within your hearts and bring you comfort, peace, joy and laughter. May God bless and keep you all.
    ~ Lisa Michelle Simpson   Gastonia, NC
  • Friday, January 19, 2018
    To Cynthia Darby my dear ex co-worker & family. You have my deep sympathy. I pray you find comfort in the Lord. Christian will always be cherished and loved in your heart.
    ~ Dolores B. Goode   Gastonia, NC
  • Friday, January 19, 2018
    Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the God of comfort help you during this difficult time and may the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.
    ~ Dorothy Carrasquillo   Killeen, TX
  • Monday, March 26, 2018
    Death is like sleep in that the dead are unconscious and cannot do anything. However, the Creator of life can bring the dead back by means of a resurrection. In proof of that, Jehovah empowered Jesus to raise several dead people to
    ~ Virginia