Lafayette - Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church for Christopher B. Constantine, 52, who died June 19, 2012 at Lafayette General Medical Center.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Ralph Ford.
Christopher Ballad Constantine was born in Lafayette, Louisiana on March 10, 1960, the first born to Ambrose Constantine, Jr. and Geneva Joseph Constantine. He was a 1978 graduate of Lafayette High School and attended LSU. He was born and raised in Mallalieu United Methodist Church.
Christopher worked as a Light and Sound Technician for several entertainment venues throughout the State of Louisiana, including the Lafayette Cajundome, Cypress Bayou Casino and The Heymann Performing Arts Center.
The quote by Gordon Hinckley that says, “Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured” is how Chris lived his life. Chris was a Maverick and lived life to the fullest and on his own terms. He refused to put any confines on his life or settle for the mundane. An avid outdoorsman, Chris had a passion for extreme sports. From an early age, his love of swimming was apparent. He was a competitive swimmer for many years. He later worked for an oilfield company as a deep sea scuba diver. Chris enjoyed working out and participated in several bodybuilding competitions. He was also a daredevil and learned to scuba dive, sky dive and enjoyed riding motorcycles and fast cars.
Although Chris did not have children of his own, he was a special uncle to Kandice. From the day she came home, he loved and adored his little niece, Skooter, as he affectionately called her as a toddler. As she grew into a young lady, she continued to hold a special place in his heart. By then, he often referred to her as his “only niece”, with a strong loving emphasis on the word only. He was extremely proud of Kandice.
He leaves to cherish and embrace his memories, his father, Ambrose Constantine, Jr.; one sister, Kimberly Constantine; one niece, Kandice Mott; his paternal grandmother, Helma Barabin Constantine; aunts, Joyce Henson, Rev. Geraldine Lee, Rev. Linda Joseph and Patricia Joseph; uncles, Leonard Joseph, Howard Lanier and Ralph Joseph Jr. He will be dearly missed by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Geneva Joseph Constantine; maternal grandparents Ralph and Lena Thomas Joseph; his paternal grandfather, Ambrose Constantine, Sr.; aunts, Clara Dell Broussard, Geraldine Lanier and uncles Vincent Joseph Sr. and Clarence Broussard.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Covenant United Methodist Church from 9:00 a.m. until time of service.