OXFORD — Christopher George Gresham went peacefully to his heavenly home on June 5, 2021. He was born in Oxford to George and Irene Gresham.

His greatest passions in life were his wife of almost 50 years, Cathy, and his children, grandchildren and beloved dog Abby. He loved spending time with his family, and Sunday lunches with children and grandchildren was a family tradition.

Chris loved bluegrass music and traveled to as many bluegrass festivals as possible, and he and Cathy developed friends in several states that enjoyed bluegrass with him. Chris also had a passion for cooking and was well-known for his barbecue skills. He loved living on his farm surrounded by his family and enjoyed watching his cows grow.

Chris was a lifetime member of Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church serving as a deacon, trustee, Sunday School teacher, member of Cemetery Committee and the Building and Grounds Committee, and was instrumental in restarting the Brotherhood.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy; three children, Tonya Pendergrass (Tony) of Bracey, Virginia, and Kimberly Jackson (Wayne) and Michael Gresham (Chrissy) of Oxford; six grandchildren, Denis Pendergrass, U.S. Air Force, Germany, Kat Pendergrass, Daniil Pendergrass, Krystal Parrish, Chance Gresham and Bryson Gresham; three sisters, Ellen Philpott of Martinsville, Virginia, and Carolyn Morford (Craig) and Connie Adcock (David) of Oxford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Irene.

A celebration of life will be held at Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 2 p.m.

Family will accept visitors in the fellowship hall immediately following the service and other times at the home.

Flowers are kindly accepted.

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Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Gresham family.

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