Wilmon Ashland Christian Sr., 88, loved lively conversations with family, friends and neighbors

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Wilmon Ashland Christian Sr.
Wilmon Ashland Christian Sr.

Wilmon Ashland Christian Sr., 88, of Lanexa, was born on February 3, 1928. He entered eternal rest on Thursday, April 7, 2016.

Wilmon, also known as ‘Papa,’ loved music, gardening, wood working and tinkering with his cars and trucks. Most of all, he enjoyed lively conversations with family, friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Hazel Marie Christian; and his beloved daughter, Linda Shirlene Christian-Pierce.

He is survived by five sons, Wilmon Christian Jr. (Sharonett), Ronald Christian, Glen Christian Sr. (Alisa), Barry Christian Sr. (Sepora) and Michael Christian Sr. (Yolanda); three daughters, Francine Crawley (Lilton), Darlene Allen (Ron) and Brenda Natal; and 19 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 10 at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA 23140. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, April 11 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Lanexa.

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