Christopher Charles Baxendell

December 9, 1971 - April 13, 2011
Christopher Charles Baxendell

Christopher Charles Baxendell

Christopher Charles Baxendell of Durham, NC, died April, 13, 2011.

He was born in Torrance, CA, on December 9, 1971, the son of Doris Christine (Benson) Baxendell and the late Robert Craig Baxendell.

Christopher worked as a bakers assistant and enjoyed reading from his favorite Arthur, Christopher Hitchens during his free time.

Surviving besides his mother are several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 3:00 pm Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Piney Grove Advent Christian Church, 704 Matt Dale Road, Delco, NC, by the Rev. Durwood Jackson.

A service of Village Road Funeral and Cremation Service, Leland, NC.

Life is largly grief and labour,
two things help me through,
geering when they hit your neighbor,
whinning when it’s you.

Kingely Amis

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  • April 19, 2011
    David Fogleman says:
    I'm so sorry for the loss of your son Doris. I remember putting eyeglasses on Chris when he was such a little boy! Please know you are in my thoughts.

  • April 20, 2011
    Amy Smith says:
    Doris , so sorry to hear of your loss. May God keep you and your family in His care.

  • April 20, 2011
    Karen De Lome says:
    Remembering one of the sweetest people I have ever met. RIP Bax.

  • April 21, 2011
    Sarah Bish says:
    Bax was a sweet and gentle person, and I always felt he was special and had a soft spot for him. He was a unique and sensitive person. I hope he is now at peace. I know that he did feel love from us in all the little interactions, and I know he appreciated it, and told he me so frequently. It may not have fixed his problems, but I know it made a difference to him. Every night, when I would leave work, instead of saying ?bye?, he would always say, ?Farewell!?. It?s my hope and belief that he will fare well in Heaven, through our love and understanding of him and what kind of person he is in our memories, and through our compassion for his suffering in his earthly life. I will always remember Bax and keep him in my thoughts and prayers-- that he is in a happy and peaceful place. He will be missed more than he could imagine.

  • April 21, 2011
    Sarah Bish says:
    I get a daily reflection in email, and today I got this. It makes me think of our friend, Bax.: Everything we do or say has the potential to affect the whole; imagine how powerful that is. As the pace and fullness of modern life serve to isolate us from one another, the contact we do share becomes vastly more significant. We unconsciously absorb each other?s energy, adopting the temperament of those with whom we share close quarters, and find ourselves changed after the briefest encounters. Everything we do or say has the potential to affect not only the individuals we live, work, and play with but also those we?ve just met. Though we may never know the impact we have had or the scope of our influence, accepting and understanding that our attitudes and choices will affect others can help us remember to conduct ourselves with grace at all times. When we seek always to be friendly, helpful, and responsive, we effortlessly create an atmosphere around ourselves that is both uplifting and inspiring. Most people rarely give thought to the effect they have had or will have on others. When we take a few moments to contemplate how our individual modes of being affect the people we spend time with each day, we come one step closer to seeing ourselves through the eyes of others. By asking ourselves whether those we encounter walk away feeling appreciated, respected, and liked, we can heighten our awareness of the effect we ultimately have. Something as simple as a smile given freely can temporarily brighten a person?s entire world. Our value-driven conduct may inspire others to consider whether their own lives are reflective of their values. A word of advice can help others see life in an entirely new fashion. And small gestures of kindness can even prove to those embittered by the world that goodness still exists. By simply being ourselves, we influence other?s lives in both subtle and life-altering ways. To ensure that the effect we have is positive, we must strive to stay true to ourselves while realizing that it is the demeanor we project and not the quality of our wondrous inner landscapes that people see. Thus, as we interact with others, how we behave can be as important as who we are. If we project our passion for life, our warmth, and our tolerance in our facial features, voice, and choice of words, every person who enters our circle of influence will leave our presence feeling at peace with themselves and with us. You never know whose life you are affecting, big or small. Try to remember this as you go out into the world each day.