Ora Verdell Christopher



Ora Verdell Christopher, 71, of Nacogdoches, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018, at his residence.


Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2018, at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Nacogdoches County with Bro. John Withem officiating.  Interment will follow at Shady Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches County. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Mr. Christopher was born May 14, 1947, in Nacogdoches, to Ora Ford Christopher and Vera Mae Norton Christopher.  He worked as an auto mechanic.  Mr. Christopher loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Nacogdoches County.


He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Helen Miller Christopher; children, Ronald Miller and wife Betty of Nacogdoches, Tresa Ady and husband Tony of Nacogdoches, Steve Christopher and wife Rhonda of Nacogdoches, Joey Christopher and wife Lindsay of Nacogdoches; son-in-law, Timothy Sherrod of New Caney; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.


Preceded in death by children, Kim Sherrod of New Caney, Ora Verdell (Bubba) Christopher of Nacogdoches; parents, Ora Ford Christopher and Vera Mae Norton Christopher; brothers, Bobby Christopher, Tommy Christopher, Bill Christopher, Alan Christopher.


Pallbearers will be David Miller, Christopher Ady, J.D. Christopher, Anthony Ady, Steven Christopher, and Casey Grimet.  Honorary pallbearers will be Ronald Miller, Steve Christopher, Joey Christopher, Tony Ady, Joby Christopher, and Timothy Sherrod.


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