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Chris Francis

Wilmington, North Carolina

Aug 6, 1974 – Jan 29, 2020 (Age 45)


August 6, 1974
January 29, 2020
Wilmington, North Carolina


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Andrews Mortuary and Crematory Market Street Chapel - Wilmington Obituary


Christopher M. Francis


Christopher “Chris” Francis passed away at New Hanover Regional Medical Center on January 29, 2020 after a brief illness.


Chris was born on August 6, 1974, son of Susan Brandt Quinn of Wilmington, NC and the late Thomas Michael Francis of Fayetteville, NC. In addition to his father, Chris was preceded in death by his two beloved grandmothers, Dilla Darby Brandt and Calliroy Coutouzis Maulden.


Chris loved the ocean, particularly Carolina Beach, where he served as a Lifeguard for 8 years. He was on the Waves of Wilmington Swim Team through middle schools and at New Hanover High School. Chris was a devout Christian and loved being read to from the Bible by anyone who visited him.


In addition to his mother, Susan Quinn, he is survived by his uncle, Robert O. Brandt and his aunt, Millie Brandt of Wilmington NC, his aunts, Mary Morgan of North Carolina and Claudette Greene of Pennsylvania and Charlotte M. Pearson of Tennessee. He is also survived by cousins, Kimberly Reid of South Africa, Lawrence and Martina Greene of Florida, Bryan Greene of Pennsylvania, and Callie and Grey Morgan of Fayetteville, NC.


A service, celebrating his life, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Andrews Mortuary, 1617 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.


Guests are invited to join us at Ashton Place Club House, 233 Racine Drive, to continue celebrating his life following the service.


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We are sorry to hear the news about Chris. He will be missed. He was fortunate to have you as a mother who loved him and cared deeply for him. His life was better because you were there for him. He will be forever in your heart. Barbara and Fred Lupton

Susan, I'm truly sorry to learn of your loss. I knew Chris because he was a good friend of my son, Shawn O'Donnell. I remember him as a sweet guy, with a lovely smile, and always polite. Throughout the years, Shawn and I have admired you for the steadfast love and devotion you gave your son. Our deep sympathy to you and we will remember you in our prayers. Sincerely, Wendy Cook

Susan, I am so sorry to hear about Chris. Know your heart is breaking. Sending hugs and prayers.

Susan I'm so sorry to hear about Chris. I remember him as such a sweet boy. He was always a pleasure to be around when he stayed with us. My heart just breaks for you.

Chris was my best friend, seems like a lifetime ago. We lost touch after he moved to Wilmington, and I've always regretted it. Chris was special, and even after all these years, learning of his loss has stopped me in my tracks. He will be missed.

Our family hadn't seen Chris since he & my brother were little boys. They lost touch, but we've thought of him frequently & fondly. We're deeply saddened & all who loved him will be in our prayers.

Susan my heart breaks for you as you go through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.