Christopher McKnight

Christopher Joshua "CJ" McKnight

Tuesday, October 6th, 1987 - Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
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Christopher Joshua McKnight was born on October 6, 1987 to parents Karen LaMar Smith and Willie McKnight.

Christopher, affectionately known as “CJ” was always a very energetic child.
As a child CJ loved to joke and would often find himself to be the center of attention during class. CJ has seen his fair share of classrooms in NYC schools and was remembered by each one. CJ loved to have fun however, as fun-loving as CJ was, most knew he was not one to play with. CJ was known to stand up against people who mistreated others and would do anything for anyone he called friend.
CJ was well known throughout the neighborhood where he grew up and showed love to everyone from residents to local business owners.
CJ loved to look good. From his sneakers to his clothes, CJ had a way of bringing an outfit together. He would never be without a fresh pair of sneakers, a fitted hat or hoodie to match.
CJ enjoyed cooking and made sure to let his loved ones know when a meal didn’t quite look the way it should. CJ would explore different recipes all while dancing to his favorite songs and sharing his cooking skills live for us to laugh, learn and enjoy. CJ loved good food. Often, you could find him seated at a table for 1 with a spread of the most delicious dishes. He sure could eat!

CJ was employed as a cook at a local restaurant in NY. During that time CJ would often share his experiences in a commercial kitchen and how he was progressing until it was time to turn the page on that chapter of his life.

CJ later relocated to North Carolina where he established himself & began making a home.
CJ also loved sports and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers Football & Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Fan. CJ loved music and was a big Nipsey Hussle and J. Problem fan.

CJ loved to laugh and let loose around his family. CJ was a genuine person, a connector and a bridge between distant family members or friends.
CJ was a generous man who always reached out and touched many lives. From the East to the West coast, CJ was loved by many.

CJ is survived by his Mother Karen & her Husband Rodney Smith, his Father, Siblings; Jeffrey,Felton,Jasmine & Deidra, a loving bonus Brother Greg and bonus Sisters Suhaila & Cheiris McKnight, his beautiful sons Caleb, Aaron (Tanasia) & Carmelo, a loving leading lady, Cherry & bonus daughter Nevaeh, lifetime friends, a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins near & far.
CJ is predeceased by his grandparents,Sarah & Felton LaMar, grandparents Donald & JoAnn Robinson, cousin Amber Robinson, an Aunt Deana and Uncle Jeffrey.

CJ, we love you and will miss your infectious laugh and frequent calls. We will cherish the moments we shared with you and we delight in knowing you are safe and secure in Paradise.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 2nd, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 2nd, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Crowe's Funeral Homes
    Address
    107-44 Sutphin Blvd
    JAMAICA, NY 11435
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 | 9:00am
    When
    Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 9:00am
    Location
    Crowe's Funeral Homes
    Address
    107-44 Sutphin Blvd
    JAMAICA, NY 11435
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  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Holiness Memorial Park
    Address
    58 Brown Ave
    BUTLER, NJ 07405
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Chanel mcknight

Posted at 02:43am
Memories that can last a lifetime we shared that 😘 (you know you phony when you mad) 🤣🤣🤣 still my peoples tho love when I see you tho (inny)😘
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Chanel mcknight

Posted at 02:10am
You know my body 😏 baby boi weirdos 🤪 can never stop me I'm with all the smoke just like you 😘😘😘😘 love is love........... get into ................ you know my walk and talk 👄😏 come talk to me baby I miss you everyday 😘😘💔
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Chanel mcknight

Posted at 02:03am
Your step kids The future and mulla said they love u they took your passing very hard you know you lived in a household with us and played a very major role that some know lol and smh but they want you to know nothing can keep us from you rest up king the Robinson family been going hard and will continue to go hard 💯💯💔💔💔💙💙💙 you broke our hearts you were loved definitely by us no matter the circumstances 💔 we riding and not crying baby boi YO CIG 😘💧
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Chanel mcknight

Posted at 01:56am
We have so many memories baby boi I'm so glad we got to explore I took you on your first trip to Cali west coast where you always wanted to go then you took me for my birthday you was crazy about me everybody knows lol u love you stink I got your birth certificate for you I.D social security taught you about credit taught you family values I'm so glad u got to instill that in you ..you had a rough life ...baby be free of bad energy bad vibes bad surroundings I tried to steer you from that but GOD GOT YOU LOVE YOU FOREVER Christopher Joshua ....from your best friend Chanel I seen you trying to reach out baby I was stubborn love you Kung 😍😘
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Chanel mcknight

Posted at 10:41am
Our bond can never be broken you know #1 never worried About 2s and 3s what they tried to stop God made fit for me to see rest up stink 💙😘 I love you king MELO 🤴🏾
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