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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
Earvin Christopher

Earvin Richard Christopher

Thursday, October 30th, 1947 - Saturday, November 16th, 2019
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Earvin Richard Christopher, age 72, departed this life on November 16, 2019 at the Riverside Regional Hospital in Newport News, Virginia, after losing a short and hard battle with cancer. He was born to the late Edward W. and Rena Willie Christopher, on October 30, 1947 in Wattsville, Virginia.

At an early age, Earvin joined and was baptized at Friendship United Methodist Church in Wattsville, Virginia. He attended grammar school in Wattsville and graduated from Mary N. Smith High School in Accomac, Virginia, where he excelled in football and was named Captain of his team in his senior year. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Army and served honorably in the United States and overseas in West Germany. While assigned in Europe, he received achievement awards for excelling in playing football for U.S. military teams and performing his military job. Upon being honorable discharged, Earvin worked in several jobs, from the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia, General Motors plant in Wilmington, Delaware, and prior to his sickness and death, Ray’s Shanty Seafood Restaurant in Wattsville, Virginia.

Earvin was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry Ray Christopher and Edward James “Pete” Christopher and his only sister, Maxzine E. Powell.

He is survived by: his sons, Patrick Keith Doughty of Pocomoke City, MD and Charlotte, NC and Anthony Irving Washington of Hanover, MD; one brother, George Christopher of Hampton, VA; two granddaughters, Sophia Isabella Washington of Hanover, MD and Nilajah Monique Doughty “Lala” of Snow Hill, MD; grandson, Markeith Deon Doughty of Salisbury, MD; great-granddaughter, Skye Marie Doughty of Princess Anne, MD; great-grandson, JaNaz Deon Clayton of Snow Hill, MD; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 11:00am
    New Beginnings U. M. Church (Formerly Friendship)
    32347 Chincoteague Rd
    WATTSVILLE, VA 23483
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Bishop Wayne Cropper, Sr.
  • Interment

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 11:00am
    New Beginnings U. M. Cemetery (Formerly Friendship U. M. C.)
    32347 Chincoteague Rd.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Diane Garris Catoe

Posted at 01:12pm
What a wonderful gentleman and Classmate.I am deeply sorry about him leaving us . Peace to you my dear friend. Diane Garris Catoe

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Posted at 03:04am
With deepest sympathy, From the C-RAM Family at FOB 102
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Sylvia Waters-Chapman

Posted at 11:05pm
Sorry to read of Earvin’s passing! I attended High School with him & remember him as a fine young man. My condolences to the family . Sylvia Waters-Chapman

Brenda Cooper-Reid

Posted at 09:35pm
I was unaware of the passing of Earvin , my former classmate and friend. We spent some wonderful years as students at M.N. Smith High . I apologize to his family for not being at his service . He was the ultimate gentleman and a wonderful person. Respectfully , Brenda Cooper-Reid

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Posted at 04:17pm
Our warmest condolences, Your Charlotte Hornets Family
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