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This page is dedicated to preserving Chris' Memory.  This is a spot designated for his friends and family to share their thoughts about Chris.  (For updates about the arrest and prosecution of his attackers, please click here.)

Christopher's Album is back...
 
It has just come to the webmaster's attention that during the course of website clean-up and maintenance, she has accidentally erased Christopher's Album.  I apologize for the error, but rest assured that most of the comments were already transferred to this page so nothing (or very little) was lost.
 
To access the new Album, please click here.
 
Christopher also has a MySpace.com webpage!!  Click here to visit and share your thoughts on this page too.

One of the last pictures Christopher took
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Chris at South Street Seaport earlier in the summer of 2005

Christopher's birthday fell on ThanksgivingDay '05
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His dad, mom and sisters visited his grave in memory

 
Some thoughts from Christopher's Mother and Father...
 
From Mom:
 
"I miss you so much Sonny Boy. I wish I could talk to you now. Please put in a word for us with God so that He will show us favor in carrying on for you in His name. By-the-way, you did good son. I love you forever."
 
 
From Dad:
 
"Dear son I miss u so much. I cant wait for you and I to be together again. Love Daddy."
 
 
From Mom:
 
"Christopher is my son. He was so very precious to me. He was a pleasant baby, a good son and was growing into a fine young man. Christopher attended Mercy Montessori Pre-School, then St. Theres'a School of the Little Flower, then P.S. 208 in Brooklyn. He left Brooklyn when he was 9 years old to live in Pennsylvania so that would be able to thrive in a safer environment. He would spend most weekends and Summers in Brooklyn while he lived most of the year in PA. He was very easygoing and obedient. He never fussed much about anything, even if he disagreed. I remember his favorite phrase being "it doesn't matter mommy" whenver I would begin to stress too much about anything. He had a knack for making each person feel special because he cared about people that much. he loved his family and he loved his friends. This is why we allowed him to take the trip that July 4th weekend to return to PA to spend the holiday with his friends. Unfortunately he never made it past two blocks. I know that God is in control and He loves Christopher as much as I do (maybe even more. I know that He will bring justice for Christopher. I also know that Chris is with Him now. It's just that it hurts because he's not with me and he was so precious to me. I can't wait to see him and I wish I could find out what he thinks of the campaign and the website. I know he would be in favor of the campaign because he enjoyed helping people especially young people and always tired to make them feel better."
 
 
From Crystal:
 
"... we'll always love and miss u Christopher enjoy heaven :-) :-) "
 
 
From Ameerah:
 
"Christopher, I just want to hold you so badly right now. I was thinking you probably can't understand how badly, but I forgot you are beyond understanding right now. You are with the omniscient God. I miss you sooo much and I cant wait to see you again. I just cant wait. Keep a spot warm in heaven for me. I love you!"

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Here are some more excepts from Chris' Album.
Please keep the entries coming.

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From Jasmine(P.R.):
 
"I had some very fond memories of times that I spent with Chris.One winter Chris, Sincere and I were all riding on a bike and Sincere was on the back and Chris was on the front. We were riding down a hill so fast and I couldnt stop the bike but by the time we had got to the end of the hill we had so much fun because I actually thought that they would be the ones riding me but it was fun. I never knew it but the other day Sincere told me that the first time Chris saw me he thought that I was cute but I never Knew that because Chris was a very shy person. We spent hours talking about the fvun times we had with Chris and seeing everyone together kind of made me think a little. Aunty Yvette needed help with fixing her radio and she asked for Chris because she knows that he is very skillful but he wasn't there to do it. The point is we were all together sharing the good times that we know Chris would be there to share with us and that's what i miss alot.I love you Rosie!"
 
 
From Katriece:
 
"This is for my cousin Chris, I do not consider him as being gone. Therfore I'm am going to talk to you as if we are face to face. I know we do not see each other often.I live in the Bronx you in PA. lately I have been missing you. The memories that I have of you I always think about when I'm mad so I can laugh. When I get screamed at by mommy instead of saying something back to get me in more trouble.I think of something funny you did and just start laughing. You keep me out of trouble a lot. Thanks for that. You know every time I see you I ask if you have a girlfriend, So do you yet? do not say no, you know I will find out, if so I want to see her? I'm joking!. I am going to let you go now. Love you and talk to you soon. I am sure about that. Chris you can always drop in to visit. I will feel you in my presence so when you’re around me be good ok. I am watching you. Love Youu Rosey!"
 
 
From Roneesha:
 
There’s not a day that goes by and I don’t think about my boy Chris, he made all my trips to PA fun all the time. When I was bored, I would go and see what he was doing, when I was hungry I go see what he was eating. Through my eyes he was my cousin and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I don’t see him as being gone, I see him as being away for the time being. "We will always love you" ROSEY!"
 
 
From Ameerah:
 
"Christopher, I just want to hold you so badly right now. I was thinking you probably can't understand how badly, but I forgot you are beyond understanding right now. You are with the omniscient God. I miss you sooo much and I cant wait to see you again. I just cant wait. Keep a spot warm in heaven for me. I love you!"
 
 
From Winta:
 
"every morning i get up and see his face on the wall with his smile which makes me smile 2 buh sumtimes at nite i jus look at his picture and start 2 cry and i try 2 stop but i cant..i jus cant cause someone like chri really didnt deserve that...u cant find lots of ppl like chris...he's one of a kind...and i try 2 remember all things we use to do in classes we use to have fun lol...he so hilarious...and we love him for that...i remember one day when i was new i was sad cause something had happen in my family and i was in the halls and he came and just kept on smiling and im laughin and he was like much better...fro that day on we was very close...and what really gets to me is the last words that came out his mouth to me was on the last day of school and we was at the bus stop and we was lookin at the yearbook and it was showin the best friends winners of 2005 and rosey was like dats gonna be me and kennith and i was like nah its gonna be me and tima then he was like "in the year of 2007 we gonna see who gonna win" when i think of him those words jus keep on coming in my mind...but we still gonna hol' him down!!love u chris very very much!"
 
 
From Richard:
 
"chris and i connectedon a really deep level, ever since we met we had fun and never regreted hanging out with eachother. chris if youre reading this just know that i miss you and i won't stop being the fat boy you know and love."
 
 
From Winta:
 
"hey boo! i miss u so so much its not even funny!everybody be missin u!love u rosey!!!"
 
 
From Mom:
 
"Christopher is my son. He was so very precious to me. He was a pleasant baby, a good son and was growing into a fine young man. Christopher attended Mercy Montessori Pre-School, then St. Theres'a School of the Little Flower, then P.S. 208 in Brooklyn. He left Brooklyn when he was 9 years old to live in Pennsylvania so that would be able to thrive in a safer environment. He would spend most weekends and Summers in Brooklyn while he lived most of the year in PA. He was very easygoing and obedient. He never fussed much about anything, even if he disagreed. I remember his favorite phrase being "it doesn't matter mommy" whenver I would begin to stress too much about anything. He had a knack for making each person feel special because he cared about people that much. he loved his family and he loved his friends. This is why we allowed him to take the trip that July 4th weekend to return to PA to spend the holiday with his friends. Unfortunately he never made it past two blocks. I know that God is in control and He loves Christopher as much as I do (maybe even more. I know that He will bring justice for Christopher. I also know that Chris is with Him now. It's just that it hurts because he's not with me and he was so precious to me. I can't wait to see him and I wish I could find out what he thinks of the campaign and the website. I know he would be in favor of the campaign because he enjoyed helping people especially young people and always tired to make them feel better."
 
 
From Jasmine(P.R.):
 
"Chris was a very bright and intelligent person who had a good sense of humor and kew how to make everyone laugh. Especially me. We had some good times together. I remember a time where we had locked out of the house on a dasy where there was no electricity and we had to go over to chris' house. We sat in the house just talking about different things and acting crazy with one another. Me, David, Yaisha, Chris, Kenneth,and Joey. We had some good times together that I would never forget and those times I had with Chris I will always cherish. Everytime I look at his picture I think about the summers to come and how things will be without Chris. To me it will not be as fun because our laughing soldier will not be there standing by us to make us laugh. I will miss you Chris and hope to see you again one day. R.I.P!"
 
 
From Mom:
 
"I miss you so much Sonny Boy. I wish I could talk to you now. Please put in a word for us with God so that He will show us favor in carrying on for you in His name. By-the-way, you did good son. I love you forever."
 
 
From Dad:
 
"Dear son I miss u so much. I cant wait for you and I to be together again. Love Daddy."
 
 
From Crystal:
 
"... we'll always love and miss u Christopher enjoy heaven :-) :-) "
 
 
From Dean:
 
"Rosey was one of the funniest kids I ever knew. He was good hearted and pure. We used to wake up so late and have to run with our pourage that Mr. Rose would make for us to the bus stop. I rap and sometimes he would come in my room and start freestyling and he would say some of the funniest things I ever heard. He was such a genuine kid and a necessity to life. Whenever we needed someone to make us laugh he was there. Whenever we needed a favor he was there. He is one of the main reasons I graduated high school. If it wasnt for him I dont know how things would have turned out for me. I never hurt so bad before the day i was told what happened. All i kept thinking about is how much I wish it could have been me. It should have been me. I have lost so many friends and family in the past few years. im so sick to my stomach and I want to cry but I can't. I carry Rosie in my heart everyday and i think about him all the time and life will never be the same without him. I will miss him forever. But until i see him again ill carry his legacy in my heart."
 
 
From Tabatha:
 
"... WE MISS YOU ROSEY! WE LOVE YOU! I WAIT FOR THE DAY WE REUNITE AT THE PEARLY GATES!"
 
From Koreena:
 
"Christopher, my cousin and my friend. Since you've passed I think about you everyday. In my thoughts I think about when we first started going to school in Pennsylvania, While you were attending elementary school, I was in high school. The both of us at the same time made a big move and a big change in life by moving to Pennsylvania. We had two caring parents that only wanted the best for us. Even though your physically gone, your still here mentally and spirtually. I LOVE YOU, and I know that your in a better place."
 
 
From Amanda and Catherine:
 
"We love rosey .. and you will forver be in our hearts! R.I.P"
 
 
From Marie:
 
"Christopher was always such a sweet child. He had such an innocence about him as a baby that never quite went away. From my point of view as his aunty, he was usually very quiet around me. As he grew older, I would see signs of the young man he was growing into, less shyness, more confidence and more of a sense of himself. I was curious to learn more about him but I figured he was a teenage boy and he probably didn't know what to say to an older aunty he saw at most, a few times a year. I assumed the day would naturally come when we could chat a bit and get to know each other better. That day has been stolen from me by the person who killed Christopher. I will miss him and my heart aches for those who knew him better than I and who feel the loss even more deeply."
 
 
From Jasmine:
 
"..His smile and since of humor can always put a smile on anyone's face. Every time I would go there he would ask. "Jasmine, when are you gonna braid my hair?" and I will always respond by saying "Next time I come back." That went on for quite sometime and unfortunately next time never came. I will always love and miss him. R.I.P. Rosie!!!"
 
 
From Yvette Keitt:
 
"...HE COULD MAKE ANY SITUATION FUNNY NO MATTER HOW SERIOUS. CHRISTOPHER WAS NOT A MORNING PERSON , HE WAS NOT A YOUTH THAT HAD TO BE FRONT & CENTER. LIKE MOST YOUTH TODAY HE LOVED CUP OF NOODLES, VIDEO GAMES, MUSIC VIDEO'S , SNEAKNERS, PARTIES AND HIS FRIENDS, CHRISTOPHER KNEW GOD AND HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM. WHAT HE LOVED MOST ABOUT PA WAS HIS FRIEND/BROTHER KENNETH. KENNETH AND CHRITOPHER DID EVERYTHING TOGETHER. THEY WERE ONLY A MONTH APART. THEY HAD PLANS!. PLANS TO START OUT AS JUNIORS THIS YEAR, TO PLAY BASKEBALL WITH THE SCHOOL TEAM, GET THEIR DRIVING PERMITS , ATTEND THE JUNIOR AND SENIOR PROM. AND TO START LOOKING AT COLLEGES. I HAD PLAN TO SUPPORT THEM ALL THE WAY THOUGH. I STILL HAVE THOSE PLANS. I’M JUST PLANNING FOR ONLY ONE. GOD HAS THE MASTER PLAN FOR CHRISTOPHER.HOPEFULLY FOR ME I CAN GET MY FAMILY THOUGH THIS AND I CAN STOP LOOKING AT THE ROSE'S DOOR WISHING TO SEE CHRISTOPHER DOING SOMETHING SILLY."
 
 
From Tabatha:
 
":...Rosey was one who never harmed anyone. Noone could ever say they were mad at him, or wanted to fight him for whatever reason. He was a loving caring kid. He was well respected by everyone in the school. Always making someone laugh and smile. Always doing something dumb in the halls and in class..."
 
 
From Yaisha:
 
"HE WAS ALWAYS THERE WHEN I WAS HUNGRY AND WE ALWAYS FOUGHT AND HIM AN KENNETH BEAT ME UP BUT I NEVER TOLD HIM THAT I LOVED HIM AND I DO"
 
You can see the full-text of these entries in the album by clicking the link above.

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