Chris Leftwich was born on February 4, 1970, in Brooklyn, NY, to Arthur Leftwich, Jr., and Yvonne Blackwell Leftwich. On June 7, 2021, he went on to be with the Lord at 3:21 p.m. at the Saint Luke’s University Hospital in Bethlehem, PA.
He was educated in the New York Public School System. While living in Brooklyn, his occupation was in the construction field. Chris and his family moved to Bethlehem, PA, in 2006, and in 2009 he founded and operated his own company, City and State Line Transportation, until recently when he became ill.
Chris was a loving and devoted husband and father. His family was a dominate and motivating force in his life. He will always be remembered for his love for people and his untiring devotion to family and friends. His favorite Scripture of late was 2 Timothy 4:7, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith,” and the lyrics of the hymn “It is well with my soul.”
He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents: Arthur and Shirley (McDonald) Leftwich, Sr, and James Algie and Mattie (Jones) Blackwell.
Chris leaves to cherish his memory: his loving parents of Brooklyn, NY; his beloved wife, Laverne and three sons, LaRue, LaRen and LaQuell, all of Bethlehem, PA; three brothers, Gregory Leftwich of Brooklyn, NY, Arthur (Wanza) Leftwich, III, of Queens, NY, and Michael Leftwich of Queens, NY; two brothers-in-law, David (Cheryl) Cockrum and John (Ty) Skinner, both of Bethlehem, PA; aunts, JoAnne Blackwell Winborne of Laurel Springs, NJ, Sadie Blackwell of Richmond, VA, Maxine Blackwell of Blackstone, VA, Glorine Blackwell of Blackstone, VA, and Cynthia Cisco of Midway, GA; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and a special near and dear friend, Herb “Puffy” Nixon.
The family of Chris Leftwich wishes to acknowledge, with sincere appreciation the many prayers, comforting messages, floral tributes and other expressions of kindness during this difficult time. Personal acknowledgments will be made at a later date.
God saw the road was getting rough
The hills were hard to climb
God gently closed his loving eyes
And whispered “Peace be thine.”
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