Christopher E. Fairley

Published 10:26 am Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Holly Springs C.M.E. Church, Bassfield, for Mr. Christopher Eugene Fairley, 50, who died Monday, March 27, 2017, at his residence in Lewisville, Texas.  Rev. Eddie Dixon, pastor, officiated with burial following in the Gray Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Carson, MS.  Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Christopher E. Fairley was born in Pascagoula to the late Corinne Thompson Fairley and Mr. Samuel Fairley.  He moved to Carson as a child to live with MaMyrtle and Mama Joyce.  He joined Blackmon Temple C.M.E. Church and was a former member of the choir.  He attended school in Jefferson Davis County Schools.  He was a 1984 graduate of Bassfield High School.  After graduation he joined the United States Army and served his country proudly.  Mr. Fairley moved back home and worked at Georgia Pacific in Taylorsville; in 1994, he moved to Dallas, Texas where he was an employee of the United States Postal Service.

He was preceded in death by: sister, Olivia Graham; maternal grandmother, Joyce Thompson; maternal grandparents, Myrtle and John Fairley.

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He is survived by: father, Samuel (Charlene) Fairley; sons, Christian, Christopher and Corday Fairley; daughter, JaCordia Fairley; brothers, Samuel Fairley, Jr. and David Hall; sisters, Dana Mack and Joan London Fairley; 2 granddaughters, Aubreigh and Averi Fairley; many other relatives and friends.

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