Christopher's Story

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One of the sweetest souls on earth passed to God and his Glory, at his home, Saturday, March 10, 2018.
Christopher Cheyenne Howard was born June 5, 1972, in Ashland, a son of Sherry Boyd-Prichard and stepfather Phillip Elliot Prichard of Russell and the late Barry Christopher Howard.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Joe Howard; and maternal grandparents, William R. and Marlene C. Boyd "Pierre & Meme".
Christopher was a 1990 graduate of Russell High School. He was active in F.C.A., Pep Club, Ski Club, Football, Computer Engineering, Chess Club and was awarded the Presidental Academic Fitness Award.
In 1989 he was nominated and awarded by the Jr. Engineering Technical Society (J.E.T.S.) for his performance in NEAS Competition, the designation into the prestigious "Who's Who among American High School Students" for 1988-1989, top 5%.
After attending Morehead State University and honing his skills in computer science, Christopher obtained a position with AT&T as a resource management specialist.
Christopher loved his family, his beloved pets, Jojo and Lexi, UK Basketball and football, which he played both in little league. He was a true music and movie enthusiast. Christopher became a member of Normal Presbyterian Church after his grandmother became the church organist.
In addition to his mother and stepfather, Christopher is survived by his son, Christopher Alexander Howard of Lexington; his spouse of 23 years, Amanda Arthur Howard of Raceland; Godmother, Leslee Greenslate "Sheshe" of Russell; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Loretta Howard of Mead; and two uncles, Toby Boyd of Orlando, Fla., and Ted Boyd of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
A memorial service honoring Christopher's life will be at 6 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2018, at Normal Presbyterian Church, 4316 Winchester Avenue in Ashland by Pastor Brian Steele.
"You will be loved forever Christopher Robin."
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Boyd County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1516, Ashland, KY 41105.
Steen Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 14, 2018
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