September 15, 1959 ‒ February 28, 2011
MANSFIELD ~ Chris Workman lifted up his eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh his help. His help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. (Psalm 121 KJV) Despite his trials and illness, Chris endured by keeping his eyes and heart – his focus – on “He that keepeth Israel.”
A Mansfield resident most of his life, Chris’ faith is now sight as he went to be with the Lord Monday morning February 28, 2011. He was 51.
Born September 15, 1959 in Louisa, KY, he was the fifth of eight children born to Bill Ray and Nellie Patricia (Sommers) Workman.
His passion for the Lord, and holy scripture, led Chris to complete correspondence education through Liberty University, and enjoyed his activity with the bus ministry of Truth Baptist Church in West Salem. More recently, Chris had been attending Caesarea Baptist Church.
Chris spent a lot of time in the Word, and also enjoyed reading science fiction and political musings. He enjoyed writing short stories and long rides in the country.
Very family oriented, Chris embraced his extended family as his own. He is survived by his brothers, sisters and their families Billy “Bud” (Barb) Workman of Congress, Jane (Ron) Holbrook of Wooster, Pastor Michael (Jeanne) Workman, Brenda Sue (Henry McCormick) Workman, Violet Debo, and Loretta (Bernie) Adkins all of Mansfield; cherished nieces and nephews; and treasured great nieces and great nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Rosemary Ann Workman.
The Workman family will receive friends Thursday, March 3, 2011 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Caesarea Baptist Church, 807 Taylor Road, Mansfield, where a worship service, giving glory to God for the life of Chris Workman will immediately follow at 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Caesarea Cemetery.
Contributions in his memory to the Chris Workman Memorial Fund may be made at the visitation. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Workman family, and private condolences to them may be made online at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com