Stephen Christian 1982-2022
Stephen Christian, 40, of Carthage passed away on Saturday morning, June 25, 2022. Stephen Lawrence Christian was born on March 10, 1982 in Denton to Daniel Wayne and Virginia Carol Feely Christian. He graduated from high school in Yantis with the class of 2000 and attended Oklahoma Christian University. Stephen married Alecia Nadine McCarty on Nov. 12, 2004 in Winnsboro. He owned and operated MG Cleaners, Wake Authority and Brigade Wakesurfing in Carthage. Stephen moved to Carthage in 2012 from Yantis and was a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by a great-uncle, Elzie Stephens, and grandmothers, Dorothy “Dot” Yarbrough and Esta Lou Feely. He is survived by his wife, Alecia Christian; children, Summer Bayonne and husband Jordan, Breanna Dennis, and Alainna “Ali” Christian; mother, Carol Almon and husband Scotty; father, Daniel Christian; brothers, Clayton Christian and wife Vivian and their children, Collin and Sarah Christian, and David Christian and wife Stacey and their children, Riley, Cory, Toby and Aubrey Christian and Sheridan Taylor; aunts, Rebecca Owens and husband Rodney, Estel Willits and husband Brad, Linda Welch and husband Dannye and Dr. Debra Lonsbury and husband Danny; and numerous cousins, other relatives, and friends.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022 at Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Brittain officiating. Interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery. The family received friends from 9-10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home prior to the funeral service. Pallbearers were Clayton Christian, David Christian, Collin Christian, Riley Christian, Jordan Bayonne, Tanner Nelson, Bill Kruger and Wes Campbell. Honorary pallbearers are Cory Christian and Toby Christian. Memorials donations may be made to Wake the World, 339 Legend Dr., Asheboro, NC 27205, www.waketheworld.org/donate. A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com.