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James Christopher Etheridge

April 30, 1966 January 24, 2020
James Christopher Etheridge
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Obituary for James Christopher Etheridge

James Christopher Etheridge 53, of Madison, Mississippi passed away January 24, 2020, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Mississippi shortly after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
Chris was born April 30, 1966 in McComb, Mississippi to James Paul Etheridge and Eloise Lewis Etheridge.
A burial service will be held on January 31, 2020 at 1:00 at St James Episcopal Church, 3921 Oak Ridge Drive, Jackson, Mississippi.
He was a 1984 graduate of McComb High School and a graduate of Southwest Mississippi Community College. He also attended the University of Southern Mississippi. Chris moved to Atlanta, Georgia following school where he began working for Sears Corporation and later started his employment with MCI. His career with MCI took him to Culver City, California and from there to Clinton, Mississippi, the World Communications Corporate Headquarters office. He was presently employed by David Nutt & Associates, P.C., Ridgeland, Mississippi. Chris was a member of St James Episcopal Church, Jackson, Mississippi.
Those who knew him would attest that he brought a lot of life, love, care, and compassion to anyone or anything that he came in contact with. Early in his childhood, he developed a serious passion for professional wrestling. This passion resulted in many hours of him being entertained watching wrestling as well as his actual participation having had the opportunity to conduct in-ring announcing for Universal Wrestling Federation (Mid-South Wrestling). He had a unique ability to remember things that most would consider trivial. He could recall what people were wearing the first time he met them (to include shoes/purse) no matter how long ago that meeting had occurred. He never forgot a name. He had a love for the “Golden Girls” and no one could match his ability to recall on prompt a script from any of the many episodes of the show. Chris love to cook and was most ecstatic recently on his purchase of a “red” Kitchen Aide professional mixer.
He was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, Quincy B. Etheridge and Nellie Whittington Etheridge; Uncles Willie J. Etheridge, Nelson Etheridge, Quincy Etheridge, Jr., Charles Hosea Etheridge, and Milton Etheridge; his Maternal Grandparents J.C. Lewis and Helen Owen Lewis, Aunt Gay Lewis Dickerson Brown and Uncle James Wendell Lewis; his mother-in-law Patricia Jane Adams.
Survivors include his beloved husband, James Kimble Abney, their dogs Remy and Ali; His parents, brothers Jeff Etheridge (Julie Caston Etheridge), Andy Etheridge (Shelie Griffith Etheridge) and one sister Marlene Etheridge; sisters-in-law Melissa Abney Rand and Patricia Abney May; nieces Jillian Etheridge, Olivia Etheridge, Madison Etheridge, Laney Etheridge and Madelyn May; nephews Tyler Etheridge, Caston Etheridge, Devin Griffith, Joshua Rand and Andrew Rand.
The family request in lieu of flowers that memorial gifts be made in memory of Chris to St James Episcopal Church, 3921 Oak Ridge Drive, Jackson, MS 39216.

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1:00 PM 1/31/2020 1:00:00 PM
Private Family Service St. James' Episcopal Church

3921 Oak Ridge Drive
Jackson, MS 39216

Private Family Service St. James' Episcopal Church
3921 Oak Ridge Drive Jackson 39216 MS
United States

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