Christopher Carl Cooksey

August 26, 1991 - March 5, 2021

Christopher Carl Cooksey, 29, of Orange, went to be with his beloved Heavenly Father, March 5, 2021. He was born on August 26, 1991, to Angela Elizabeth Kroemeke and Ryan Anthony Cooksey, in Fort Worth.

Christopher was a devoted and loving husband, father, son, sibling, and dedicated friend. He deeply loved the Lord and lived his life through faith. Christopher had a servant’s heart and was a light in many lives with his jovial and spirited personality, his unfailing love, and his giving nature. Chris relentlessly lived his life to the fullest and his passion was infectious. He was a gifted and talented musician who loved to write, play, and sing beautiful music. Christopher was in sales at a local furniture store and a Worship Ministry Associate with Calvary Baptist Church North Campus. He will always be loved and dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Misty Fults Cooksey; daughter, Kailyn Young; and son, Ivan Cooksey, all of Orange; sister, Savannah Cooksey, of Austin; brother, Joseph Kroemeke, of Nederland; father, Ryan Cooksey and mother, Allysen Cooksey, both of The Woodlands; mother, Angela E. Ford, of West Orange; grandparents, Paul Cooksey and his wife, Janet, of Lumberton; Pamala and Allan Adkins, of Bandera; and Buddy Bourne, of Beaumont; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members.

A gathering of Mr. Cooksey’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with his funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Calvary Baptist Church North Campus, 395 Fletcher Road, Lumberton. His interment will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery, 2312 Irving, West Orange, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to, or to Calvary Baptist Church, 3650 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706.

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  • 395 Fletcher Road, Lumberton, Texas 77657
  • 03/13/2021
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Gena Powell

Chris road my bus in Lumberton for many years and I took him on trips with the band..he will be missed. He always had a smile on his face and mad withers smile.. prayers for your sorry for your loss

Laura McHenry

If you knew Chris you loved him. Such an amazing person!

Greig Woddail

So sorry to hear about Chris. He was such a bright light as a young Christian man. I and my wife loved to listen to his music on the keyboard at church. It seems like just yesterday that I talked to him as I was leaving church.. I’m already missing seeing him playing music. RIP Chris. Prayers for family.

Mary L White

I Will Always Remember You Chris Cooksey You Are Now With The King Love You Dearly

Richard and Jane Pratt

Chris sounds like a special young man. Sending prayers and peace to his family. Allyson and Ryan and family you are in our thoughts and prayers.

John and Renae Randall

Not only was Chris a musically talented member (with an awesome voice!) of the Calvary North Praise & Worship band, he also had a gentle and humble spirit that was evident to all who met him. We will deeply miss you, Chris, but it's comforting to know that you are now singing in the presence of our Lord and Savior! Rest in peace, until we all meet again.

Debbie Lewis

I met Chris when he was in a middle school Sunday School class at Crestwood Baptist Church taught by my husband, Darren, and Mitch Murrell. We were also around Chris at youth events. Chris was very special to us. He had a charming personality and a smile that was infectious. He had a love for the Lord, and we will see him again one day. Debbie Lewis

Bud Cowart

Devastated to hear of Chris’ passing. I had the privilege of working with him every week at Calvary North. He was an incredibly talented musician and vocalist and was the “stress relief” go-to guy for the band and media. I looked forward to reading the Ivan chronicles and I know he loved his family unconditionally. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.

Telice Terro

Thank you for being a good man and taking care of my sister,, Kailyn, and Ivan. Love you!

Linda Finkle

Today we say our final goodbye, but that does not mean we will forget. There will be days we remember you and how you touched each of our lives in entirely different ways. There will be times we will sit and talk with you . You are never really gone. Everyone has mentioned your big heart, and oh, my, that is so true. You were always willing to help someone in need. You had strong convictions and never hesitated in voicing your opinions and beliefs. I always admired how you could be relied upon to "tell it like it is". When you smiled, your whole face would light up, and I think Ivan has that same smile! God in peace,, Sweet Man!