We humbly honor the life of, Mr. Christopher Ladson, 96, of Detroit, Michigan. Christopher “Chris” Ladson was born October 11, 1924 in Beaufort, South Carolina and was blessed to be raised, in Christ, by his parents Eva and William Wright. Christopher left home to serve in the United States Army during World War II. He was honorably discharged from the Army and moved to Jamaica Queens, New York, where he met and married Eva Mae Williams. This union was blessed with two children, Fayetta and Harold. Chris and Eva were married for 67 years until her death on December 3, 2016.
Chris was a hard-working, family man. He loved two things, the Lord and his family. Although he was a quiet man, Chris could fuss like no other. In his spare time, he enjoyed watching the New York Mets and going to the park to feed the birds. Upon his retirement he split his time between New York and his home in Hickory Hill. He enjoyed doing anything outdoors, gardening, fishing and home repairs. Chris truly believed anything could be fixed with a coat of paint, masking tape and a nail! Chris was not boastful, yet he clearly took pride in one thing, his family! He cherished every card and photograph of his family and would have these memories taped to the walls throughout the house.
He gained his angel wings as he quietly departed this life at his devoted daughter’s home on the evening of February 28, 2020. He was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife, Eva Ladson; parents, Eva and William Wright; siblings, Cleveland Ladson, Rufus Ladson, Francis Ladson, Eloise White, and Viola Dantzler.
Chris leaves to cherish his memory his children, Fayetta Davis and Harold Ladson; one sister, Lucille Grant; four granddaughters, Kim Wilson, Christina Ladson, Torrie Ladson and Jody Ladson; four great granddaughters, Jasmine Ladson, Andrea Ladson, Kennedy Brown and Laila Ward; and one great, great granddaughter, Zoie “Little Cat” Ladson; and a host of nieces, nephews and loved ones.
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