Christopher "Chris" Blake Ramquist

December 23, 1978 - October 7, 2010

Christopher “Chris” Blake Ramquist, age 31, of McKinney, Texas passed away October 7, 2010 in Bonham, Texas. He was born December 23, 1978 in Dallas, Texas to Rad Ramquist and Janet (Crank) Ramquist. Chris graduated from McKinney High School in 1997 where he was a member of FFA and the Lions football team. Chris also graduated from the Mesquite Fire Academy. He was a member of the First Christian Church of McKinney. He is survived by his mother, Janet Graves and husband, Richard of McKinney, Texas; father, Rad Ramquist and wife, Cheryl of McKinney, Texas; brothers, Conrad Ramquist and Ben Graves; grandmother, Lorraine McKissick of Lake Kiowa; grandparents, Dick and Jan Graves of Waco, Texas; grandmother, Tammy Fayle of Baytown, Texas; aunts, Pam Dugger of Allen, Texas and Jan Todd of Lake Kiowa; cousins, Felicia and Jimmy Caraway, Kim Shewbirt, Ronda and David Grier, Ryan and Liz West and numerous other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Hester Crank, Ray Ramquist and Gene Fayle; uncle, Richard Dugger. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 12, 2010, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Danny Buster officiating. Interment will follow at Van Alstyne Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience on Monday to pay their respects and to sign the register book. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Monday evening beginning at 7:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas.

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They say time makes everything better.....well it don't!! I miss MY ONLY COUSIN by blood more today than ever! Knowing that I will never again on this earth hear that laugh is overwhelming for me. I look at your picture on my visor in my car & cry everyday, not for myself but for the life you were senselessly cheated out of on October 7, 2010. I wanted to grow old with you & watch you have babies & watch them grow & it was all stolen from our whole family in an instant. I miss you Baby Cuz & i miss the fact that we won't get to sit around & talk about how crazy our Moms are when they get old. We were all cheated out of a life with you. As I'm typing this "One More Day" is playing, how ironic!! I don't think one more day would have even been enough. I LOVE YOU CUZ & I have all the Faith in my soul that I know I will see you again & until then I will continue to miss you & grieve for you every single day of my life. ??RIP BABY CUZ?? Felicia West-Caraway, August 5, 2014 December 23, 2010 Dear Chris, "No farewell words were spoken; No time to say goodbye; You were gone before we knew it; and only God knows why." Happy Birthday sweet boy. Love, Aunt Pam Pam Dugger, December 21, 2010 Rad, So sorry for your loss, our deepest sympathy. We have fond memories of Chris in his younger years. Tommy and Brenda Malone, October 26, 2010 Dearest Rad, Janet and family. My brother Tom in Austin just told me about Chris. My heartfelt sympathies for you. I will be thinking of you through this mourning and recovery time. I know you have wonderful family and friends for your support. May God provide peace for you. Judi McKissick McCoy, October 24, 2010 Janet, I have many great memories of Chris and will miss him. I can't imgaine the pain and sadness that you and family feel; I think and for pray you often. Julie Stephens-Petway, October 18, 2010 Janet/Rad; it just broke my heart to hear you lost your son. May God be with you and help you in the days to come. John and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Kay Bruce, October 14, 2010 To Chris' family, I choose to only have happy memories through this very difficult time. I went to school with Chris and can not remember one time that he was not laughing and smiling. I still remember going on our senior trip to Cancun together and all of us promising each other that the class of 97 will stick together no matter what. When I saw the outpour of classmates and the line of football players Monday night, I knew none of us had broken that promise. We are here for all of you, even if it is just to share a great memory of a great guy, that was full of life. I know personally, I have so many. May God carry you through this time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort knowing Chris was loved by so many. God bless, Melissa Melissa Smith, October 13, 2010 Janet and Family, Remembering you in my prayers for your loss. Kathy Scribner, October 13, 2010 Chris was a great guy, he always had us laughing on the holidays. Words can't begin to describe how much he is going to be missed. We love you Chris and we will see you again someday. Danielle Pruett, October 13, 2010 My deepest sympathy for Chris's entire family, and especially for Rad, Cheryl, Conrad, and Janet. After all of these years, I can still remember standing in the Mexican food parking lot hearing his laugh after he licked my face (Cheryl, I know you are lauging). He was truly a kind soul with a gracious heart that not everyone was fortunate enough to know. I don't know what happened, but I pray that his memory lives on in the hearts of the people whose lives he touched. All my love, Jewels Julie Birdwell, October 12, 2010 Janet, I am so sorry for your loss. Just know God never puts on us more than we can handle. That's what my Mom told me when I lost my daugher and each day when I woke up I repeated that to myself as I drug myself into another day. Eventually I realized it was true, and though it seems impossible now you too will make it through. You and your family are in my prayers. Brenda & Ted Box, October 12, 2010 Janet and Family, There is nothing that can take away the pain and sorrow for the loss of a loved one, but the love and support you receive during this time will hopefully provide some comfort. Please know that family and friends surround you during this time of need. My heart reaches out to you all. Gina Robbins, October 12, 2010 Janet and Rad, words cannot express our sympathy to you. I hope and pray you find peace during this difficult time. Hold on to the good memories... Gloria and Brian Bailey, October 12, 2010 Rad, Janet and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Remember to fight for what is right and never give up the faith. May God bless and comfort you. Randy and Shannon Ramay, October 12, 2010 Janet,Rad & family, Just a note to let you know that you are in our thoughts & prayers. May God bless you. Bill, Sue & Jimann Loftice Jimann Loftice-Woods, October 12, 2010 Raimey Ann, I am sorry for your loss. I know how much you love Chris. Keep his love alive and forever carry him in your heart. Your faith in Jesus is strong and He will help you through this tragic time. Remember God is your pillar of strength. Love in Christ. Thea Michelle Thea Ricer, October 12, 2010 RAD, JANET AND FAMILY. WE ARE SO SORRY TO HERE ABOUT YOUR LOSS OF CHRIS. HE WAS A GOOD BOY, AND ALWAYS A FRIEND TO US. EVERYONE WILL MISS HIM. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. ROGER & PATRICIA PARRISH, October 11, 2010 We love Chris so much, he brought great memories and laughs to Shawn and I. He would always be playing practical jokes with Shawn. We miss him dearly! May God Bless his friends and family during this time of loss, our prayers are with you. - Shawn & Shelley Powell Shelley Powell, October 11, 2010 Janet and Family: Mary and I are so sad for you and the family. Our hearts go out to each of you! I cant imigine your pain and hurt, May God Bless each of you, your friends, Larry and Mary Collins Larry Collins, October 11, 2010 Rad and Janet and family members, I was so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Please know that God will give you unknown strength to get through the upcoming days. May God be with each of you!! Your friends are here for you!!! Sherry Sherry L Bell, October 11, 2010 We're very sorry for your loss. I played football and graduated with Chris. We joked around alot during that time, and alot of food memories playing football with him. God Bless. Torey Soto, October 11, 2010 Janet - I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that all the friends and family will help you get through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. -Kristy Kristy Littrell-Duty, October 11, 2010 Janet, Rad & family-We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. Sherrie & Keith LaFollett Sherrie LaFollett, October 11, 2010 Love and prayers to you all. So sad, we just don't have to words to express our sympathy. Please know that we are here for any need that you may have. Joe and Amy McClellan, October 11, 2010 Janet and Rad, and family - our hearts go out to you all. What can anyone possibly say to make it all better? All of our words are so inadequate, but know that you ARE loved, and we grieve with you...You will continue to be in our prayers, and may God hold you in His loving arms and give you strength. This is a 'temporary separation', focus on that... Cindy and Don Pressnell Cindy Pressnell, October 11, 2010 I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. Zack Love, October 11, 2010 Rad, I was so sorry to hear about your son Chris. You and I go back a long way . May god bless you and your family at this time and in the coming days. Your friend , Dickie "Ed" Holland Dickie Holland, October 11, 2010 Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May God bless you and guide you during a time when you will need him the most. Love, Don and Darlene Jones Darlene Jones, October 11, 2010 Janet, I am so sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace and lift your spirit during the coming days. We will lift you up to the Master Larry Moore, October 11, 2010 MY,MEMORIES ARE GOOD ONES. TO THE FAMILY I'M SORRY! M HENDERSON, October 11, 2010 Janet, my heart aches for you and your family. May God bless you and give you strength to get through this trying time. Edna Higginbotham, October 11, 2010 Janet and Rad, Words cannot express the sorrow that all of us at Collin County feel for you and your families. You have our prayers and deepest sympathies that in time you will remember only the good times. May God Bless! Carol Magers, October 11, 2010 We are so sorry to hear of Chris's passing. I pray your memories of laughter and life with Chris will sustain you in the days to come. Bruce and Tina McAnally Tina McAnally, October 11, 2010 Janet and Rad, you are in our thoughts and prayers! Bobby & Shelly Atteberry, October 11, 2010 RAD AND JANET I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. CHRIS WAS A GREAT GUY. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU. I HAVE SO MANY MEMORIES OF HIM AS CHILD GROWING UP AND RIDING HIS 4 WHEELER DOWN THE STREET BY OUR HOUSE AND HE ALWAYS WAS SMILING AND WOULD STOP AND TALK TO US. GOD BLESS YOU THE WINBURN FAMILY JUDY WINBURN, October 11, 2010 We are so sorry for all you are going through. Our prayers are for God to carry you through this time, provide you comfort and peace, and heal your hearts. May you continue to share all the wonderful memories you have of Chris and the joy that he gave you. We love you, Lance and Mary Lance and Mary Winterrowd, October 11, 2010 Rad, Cheryl and Conrad Richard, Janet and Ben Your families are very special to us and we are saddened by the loss of Chris. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and are praying that you will be surrounded by God’s comforting love and filled with peace that only he can give. Please call us if there is anything you need. We love yall!! Craig, Kimberly, Ronnie and Angelina Barrow. Craig and Kimberly Barrow, October 10, 2010 Ramquist Family.... I'm so sorry for your loss. He will truly be missed. I used to live around the corner from him growning up and remember him always riding his motorcycle by my house and he would rev it when he got close to the house. If I was outside he would always wave. He could always make you laugh and smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this hard time. Misty Waits-Glover, October 10, 2010 May you hold strong to your faith in God and allow Him to guide you and give you strength in this time of sorrow. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all! Teddy & Monica Love, October 10, 2010 Hello Sweetheart! I can't believe this has happened. I saw your Facebook this morning and I was just overcome with emotions! I couldn't bring myself to call because we were minutes away from leaving for church. My big question is what happened to the boy? How are you doing and how is Rad holding up? Tell everyone hello and I'm with you in spirit. Home #360/665-0147 - Cell #214/578-0389. Love you and miss you! Jeremiah 29:11-13 Alicia Mathews, October 10, 2010 Janet, Rad and family, we sincerely send our condolences from Alabama and cannot explain how much we hate to hear of this tragedy bestowed on Chris that certainly could have been prevented if authorities had only done their homework. We love and pray for you all. Jerry and Kathy Kemp, October 10, 2010 Janet and Rad, Words cannot describe how sad that I feel for you right now. I am just so sorry that your son was taken from you at such a young age. I would just encourage you to look to the Lord Jesus for your Hope and your Comfort because He is the only One who can meet your needs at this time. I know there will be many lonely days ahead and I pray that the Lord will send loving family and friends to help you through this very sad time in your lives. Please know that so many people love and care about you and are there for you. May God bless and keep you. Charm Cameron, October 9, 2010 Ramquist family my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. I don't have a high school memory that doesn't include Chris, between football, FFA, and classes. Chris will be missed dearly, he was a good person, with a huge heart. His laughter brought smiles to many faces, and he was always there to lend a hand. Krystal Howard, October 9, 2010 We are so sorry for your loss. Jared and Chris grew up together and it's hard to believe that he is gone. We are praying for God to give you all special strength during this time. Jack and Denice Webb, October 9, 2010