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May 06, 2022


Christopher Aaron Buckhanan

January 7, 1980 - April 27, 2022

" I will lift mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made Heaven and earth. He will not suffer they foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber." Psalm 121: 1-3

Christopher Aaron Buckhanan was born to the late Janice Peyton Buckhanan and Willie B. Buckhanan on January 7, 1980 at the Bogalusa Medical Center in Bogalusa, Louisiana.

Growing up Christopher was a humble but loving young man with lots of ambition and a love for cars and music. He graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1998 and later attended Southern University where he played in the highly- acclaimed Southern University " Human Jukebox" Marching Band where he was an active member of Kappa Kappa Psi(KKPsi) Honorary Band Fraternity. It was there that he met a host of friends that helped to impact his life.

Christopher received his Associate of Science (AS) from Delta Community College, Baton Rouge in 2004 and in 2001 he achieved a Bachelors of Science (BA) in Business Administration from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

Over the years, Christopher adapted a more keen admiration for old- school and modern built cars. He enjoyed attending car shows, building and working on vehicles as this always brought him much joy. Christopher later established a career in the car industry attaining various job titles; beginning as a commercial account specialist and was later promoted to a Senior Service Manager.

Christopher had a unique passion for cooking. He was a BEAST on the grill and meat smoking with his love. He enjoyed laughing and talking with his family and good friends.

Prior to relocating from Louisiana, Christopher was an active member of Second Missionary Baptist Church, Bogalusa, Louisiana under the spiritual auspices of both Pastor Christopher Matthews, Sr. and Pastor James Cyrus. He accepted Jesus Christ and lived his life according to God's plan.

Yet on Wednesday, April 27, God solemnly called Christopher to his Heavenly rest.

Christopher leaves a loving family that will forever cherish his blessed memories; a daughter, Jhalia Rachelle.; a father, Willie B. "Buck" Buckhanan; a sister, Sonia L. Buckhanan; a young man he helped to raise, Jamarius Johnson; three aunts, Sherrel Peyton, Kimberly Peyton, and Bernette Harris all of Bogalusa; five uncles, Alvin Peyton of Washington, DC, Raymond (Mildred) Peyton of Oklahoma City, OK, Cedric (Leatrice) Peyton, Columbia, SC, Robert Tyner and Gary "June" McClendon both of Bogalusa and a host of other relatives, colleagues and dear friends.

Christopher was preceded in death by his precious Mother, Janice Peyton Buckhanan, his maternal grandparents, Oscar and Geneva Peyton; paternal grandparents, Annie Mae and H.B. Buckhanan; uncles, Early Richard, Dan "Dinky" Tyner, Jr. and Tommy E. Tyner, Sr., aunts, Effie Tyner Richard, Mellow Dean Buckhanan and Audrey Faye Buckhanan Mark.

Services will be at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on May 13, 2022. The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM on May 14, 2022.

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